Policy on Air Quality and Practices & Games

Piedmont Soccer Club’s President and Director of Coaching will make all final decisions related to air quality and the safety of playing soccer outdoors by 3 PM on the day of practices and 1 hour prior to game start to allow families time to change schedules. In the event of AQI trending up or down, decisions will continue to be made 1 hour prior to practices or games.

If the average AQI for Piedmont and adjacent field locations reaches 101 or higher, then PSC practices and Home games will be cancelled for the safety and welfare of PSC players, coaches, and opponents. Piedmont Soccer Club currently uses the PurpleAir.com air quality monitoring website and will base decisions on the data provided. Piedmont uses the US EPA 2.5 PM AQI data source together with 10 min averaged value and the US EPA correction applied.

Parents are encouraged to use their own best judgement when deciding what is best for the health of their players.

For the current real-time AQI forecast provided by Purple Air, click on the image below.


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For Away games, the NorCal Premier Soccer League AQI Policy will apply:

0-100: Games should be played
100-150: Game can be rescheduled – decision to be made by the clubs/teams involved
150+: Game should be cancelled & rescheduled

PSC recommends that individual teams reschedule Away games when the AQI exceeds 101.

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