DLL makes every effort to determine and post field status by 4pm each weekday, and by 8:00 am each weekend day. This is done after considering Loudoun County's field status which is also determined at those same times each day (http://www.loudoun.gov/fieldstatus - County Field Statuses). DLL uses a stop light system for field status. RED is closed, YELLOW is a practice or game-time decision, GREEN is open.
If it is before 4pm on a weekday, or before 8:00 am on a weekend day, a field status of "n/a" means that field status has not yet been determined.
If it is after 4pm on a weekday, or after 8:00 am on a weekend day, a field status of "TBD" followed by today's date (Yellow) means that those fields are a "practice-time" or "game-time" decision determined by the team manager(s) and/or umpires. Players should report on-time as scheduled.
If it is after 4pm on a weekday, or after 8:00 am on a weekend day, a field status of "Closed" (Red) means those fields are officially CLOSED. If you sign up for text alerts you will receive a text message indicating the closed field. Otherwise you will receive an email alert.
If it is after 4pm on a weekday, or after 8:00 am on a weekend day, a field status of "Open" (Green) means those fields are officially OPEN. Please maintain the field properly after your practice or game.
Please use good judgment when deciding whether or not to proceed with a practice on a field that is marked as "n/a" or Yellow "TBD", particularly on the infield. Keep in mind that the elementary school fields do not get nearly the same maintenance attention from the County as do some of the other fields such as Crittenden, Farmwell and Tillett.
Given that most DLL Board members are also coaches, please understand that timely updates to field status based on weather that occurs after 4pm on weekdays or after 8:00am on weekend days may not always be possible.
To sign up for text message alerts, please follow these instructions:
Click on the “Edit My Account” link in the lower left corner of the DLL website.
Login using the email and password you used during player registration. If you don’t remember your password, just enter your email address and click Submit. The system will automatically mail your password to you.
Once you are logged in, you will see a Family Members screen.
Click on your name and it will bring up a Participant Information screen with your personal information listed.
To get text messages you need to enter your cell phone number AND select a Provider in the drop down list. If you don’t select a Provider then you won’t get a text message.
Make any necessary changes, then click Submit.
You are now set to receive text messages from DLL if a field is CLOSED.