Reasons for cancelling a game include unplayable fields and poor weather conditions.
The host club may declare the soccer fields “unplayable” and therefore cancel a game(s). Most often this is due to the fields being excessively wet.
Only the Referee will declare a game cancelled based on weather. If this occurs, players should expect a call from their player's coach or other club official declaring the game cancelled or postponed.
As an outdoor sport soccer is played in less than ideal conditions including drizzle, rain, sleet and snow. However, the presence of visible lightning or audible thunder at the soccer fields and at the time of play create a safety concern and necessitate a game delay or cancellation. Whether the game is delayed or cancelled is determined by the Referee at the time of the game.
If a parent or coach has not received a cancellation notice, players and coaches are expected to show up at the fields for their scheduled game.