The League Director is 
Karen Sandler
860-930-3585
Summer STORM Jamboree
JULY 15, 2017

NFHS GUIDELINES ON HANDLING CONTESTS 

DURING LIGHTNING DISTURBANCES 

 

National Federation of State High School Associations  (NFHS) 

Sports Medicine Advisory Committee  (SMAC) 

It's not too early to plan for the summer! 


Thank you for participating in the 

2017 CTSL Summer League and the 

Summer STORM Jamboree. 


Hope to see you next year.   




Contact Karen Sandler at [email protected] to register your team or for more information!


We are the Connecticut Towns Softball League (CTSL).  This league will provided opportunities for over 100 High School age players to play softball in the summer of 2017.  We are a low stress, competitive yet fun league.  Unlike other leagues, there is no league fee.  Each team is responsible for their own insurance and securing of fields.  Home team pays the umpire $50, and provides game balls.  There is a ten game season.  Games are on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and two additional games can be played on Jamboree Day.  Check out the team highlights by clicking on the "More" tab which will pop up the video tab.


We will continue to looking to expand in the future.  Our mission is to simply give as many girls, from as many towns as possible, the opportunity to play summer softball.  If you, or a whole team have an interest in playing, call or email for more information (see below contact information).


Also, see the West Hartford Amateur Softball League web page whasl.com for playing opportunities for Coach Pitch and Junior STORM Softball.


SUMMER STORM JAMBOREE- Teams will play each other in a double header.  The schedule will be set previous to the Jamboree based on the number of teams (this is a friendly, not a tournament).  The only cost is for the home team to pay their umpire $50.  We also had teams play from outside the Connecticut Towns Softball League in years past and all had a ton of fun.  

Click on videos page above for Jamboree Day highlights.


ASA High School umpires are used.  Continuous batting order, and free substitution, otherwise high school federation rules apply.  Any girl that is going to be a freshman through graduating seniors can play.  



Below is the policy our umpires follow.  Safe shelter is parents cars.

 

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a default policy to those responsible for 

making decisions concerning the suspension and restarting of contests based on the 

presence of lightning. The preferred sources from which to request such a policy for 

your facility would include your state high school association and the nearest office of 

the National Weather Service. 

 

Proactive Planning 

 

1. Assign staff to monitor local weather conditions before and during events. 

2. Develop an evacuation plan, including identification of appropriate nearby 

shelters. 

3. Develop criteria for suspension and resumption of play: 

a.  When thunder is heard, or a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt is seen, the      

     thunderstorm is close enough to strike your location with lightning. Suspend   

     play and take shelter immediately.                            

b.  Thirty-minute rule. Once play has been suspended, wait at least 30 minutes  

     after the last thunder is heard or flash of lightning is witnessed prior to  

     resuming play. 

c.  Any subsequent thunder or lightning after the beginning of the 30 minute  

     count, reset the clock and another 30 minute count should begin. 

4. Hold periodic reviews for appropriate personnel. 

 

For more detailed information, refer to the "Guidelines for Lightning Safety" section 

contained in the NFHS Sports Medicine Handbook.