If the ambient outside air temperature is greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (100°F) at the time of practice as measured for Orangevale, CA on, coaches are encouraged to modify or cancel practice.  If the temperature is greater than 105°F leading up to practice time, cancel practice.

Air Quality

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a measure of the ground level ozone.  For the Sacramento region, the air quality forecast can be checked the day before practice at  We strongly advise that you check the AQI in the afternoon the days of your practices (and you can also sign up for email alerts as well).  Ground level ozone can irritate and damage the lungs.

Ozone levels are typically higher in the Sacramento region in the afternoon and early evening hours and people of all ages who exercise or work vigorously outdoors (soccer practice) are considered a “sensitive group” as they will have a higher level of exposure to ozone than people who are less active outdoors.  Typically, the air quality in our portion of the greater Sacramento area diminishes significantly during the late afternoon/early evening time period (right at soccer practice time).

It is recommended that you modify or cancel practice if the AQI is forecasted to be greater than 100 (unhealthy for sensitive groups).  If it is forecasted to be greater than 126 (unhealthy for all groups), cancel practice.

Field Policies

Field Conditions

Field Policies

As a member of the Orangevale community, we utilize fields that are maintained by the Orangevale Parks and Recreational District.  In order to use these fields, we must agree to abide by their policies in order to ensure that member of our community stay safe and that the parks are available for everyone to enjoy.

For your understanding and convenience, the complete Orangevale Parks and Recreational District Inclement Weather Policy is shared below:


District athletic fields have been designed and are maintained for the enjoyment and use of Orangevale residents. The purpose of this policy is to guide the use of District athletic fields, to prevent injuries and damage to the playing surface brought upon by inclement weather and/or unsafe playing conditions. An effective field maintenance program is essential for safe, quality fields and sport complexes. User groups are asked to help us by accepting and adhering to these rules. Groups who use the District athletic facilities are expected to assist in protecting their participants and fields during periods of rain or inclement weather.

The Orangevale Recreation and Park District reserves the right to cancel or suspend outdoor facility or field use permits for games, practices and other uses whenever field conditions could result in injury to players or damage to the fields. Permits may also be cancelled when the health and safety of participants are threatened due to impending conditions, including but not limited to, heavy rains, air quality alerts, or pesticide application.

The District Administrator or designated representative shall have the authority to close any or all fields within the Orangevale Recreation and Park District. During inclement weather, District maintenance staff will assess the playability of all District owned and joint-use San Juan Unified School District fields to determine if use will occur.

The following information is the District’s policy regarding the use of fields in wet conditions. This policy and described procedures apply to all sports and activities taking place on a grass field, turf area, or infield.

Baseball and Softball In-fields
Infields will be deemed unsafe/unplayable when any of the following conditions are present:
 – Standing water within the base paths
 – Your feet are slipping as you walk through the infield
 – The depth of your foot print is greater than 1 inch
 – When any of the above conditions are present within the pitching area.

Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball Out Fields – Turf
Outfields and turf area will be deemed unsafe/unplayable when any of the following conditions are present:
 – Standing water within the majority of a single playing position (positions will be determined based on user group).
 – Your feet are suctioned to the ground as you walk within the majority of a single playing position
 – Your foot prints are filling with water in the majority of a single playing position
 – The depth of your foot print is greater than 2 inches in the majority of a single playing position.
 – Grass can be dislodged from the parks easily by play.

1. If it has rained within the preceding 24 hours, groups using public fields must call the Orangevale Recreation and Park District’s FIELD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at (916) 987-1507 to receive updated information on field playability. Generally, only same-day information will be provided, except in the case of extreme conditions or scheduled maintenance. The HOTLINE message will be updated by 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and by 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. District staff will make a determination of field conditions. The determinations/decisions are not negotiable.
2. The District may also declare some fields subject to re-evaluation. These fields can be evaluated by the individual user group at game time for playability. The user group must use the same playability criteria used by Districtstaff.
3. In the event that the HOTLINE has not been updated, or is unavailable, groups are expected to make educated and responsible decisions regarding field condition playability, keeping in mind the current and future quality of turf facilities. Decisions regarding playability must be made using the above criteria for field playability.
5. Groups witnessing misuse of fields by other scheduled or unscheduled users are advised to contact the Orangevale Recreation and Park District (988-4373)
6. Abuse/use during wet conditions shall result in a minimum $50 fine for the first infraction and a minimum $100.00 fine for the second infraction (fine may be higher if the cost of necessary repairs – due to a group’s use/abuse/misuse of a wet field – exceeds the set fine amount). A third infraction (in a calendar year) will result in loss of future scheduled uses. It is the rental organization’s responsibility to ensure that all coaches and parents understand and enforce this policy.

Orangevale Recreation & Park District
6826 Hazel Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662

Phone: (916) 988-4373
Fax: (916) 988-3496


Field Conditions


If it has rained within the preceding 24 hours, teams must must call the FIELD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at (916) 987-1507 to find out if the fields are useable.  Updates will be provided on a same-day basis only; by 3:00pm on weekdays and by 8:00 am on weekends.

We Need Coaches


We Need Coaches

It doesn’t get more simple than this: no coaches ==> no teams ==> no Club.

Coaches are the backbone of our organization.  If you have an interest in coaching, we want to hear from you.

In order to be considered for a volunteer coaching position, you must:

  • Get fingerprinted through LiveScan your first year coaching for OYSC.
  • Pass a DOJ background check
  • Complete SafeSport training – a 90-minute online course on protecting young athletes.
  • Complete US Soccer Safety Training – a 30-minute course on the keeping athletes healthy.
  • Agree to the coaches code of conduct.

The DOJ and risk management (DUI review, SafeSport and US Soccer Safety Training are annual requirements to coach youth soccer per USSF.

Additionally, we are looking for young adults (16+) who would like to share their love of the game with our younger teams.  We can match you up with an appropriate coach/team to get you started coaching and help you stay involved with our Club.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Coach Coordinator by sending email to:

When available, the link to register as a coach will be available on this page.


Player Equipment


While not technically required, it is strongly recommended that your child wear soccer cleats to all practices and games. Cleats will keep your child from slipping or falling – especially when the grass is wet or the fields are muddy.

Please note that most football, baseball and softball cleats are ILLEGAL to use in soccer due to the position, size or material of the cleat. Soccer cleats cannot be metal, cannot be too long and cannot be located at the front edge of the cleat. If you are unsure about whether or not your child can wear a specific set of cleats, please contact your coach or visit Soccer Pro..

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