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Policies + Waivers

Flash Fields Rules

In order to maintain the integrity of the facility and the safety of others:

  • Only players, coaches, game officials, and staff members will be allowed on the turf surface
  • The facility is not open to the general public, all activities must be scheduled and coordinated through Sahlen’s Sports Park
  • No fighting, taunting, or abusive language at any time.

We also ask that you abide by the following rules when at Flash Fields:

  • No pets allowed on Flash Fields property
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No drugs or tobacco products
  • No food or gum on the turf surface

Other Prohibited Items Include:

  • Tent stakes or anything that can penetrate turf surface
  • Sunflower seeds or nuts
  • Unauthorized drones
  • Metal cleats

Staff members exercise the right to remove any patron from Flash Fields due to behavior that violates conduct explicitly stated in the rules. Flash Fields is also not responsible for theft or damages to vehicles or contents on this property. 

Flash Field Weather Guidelines

  • Contestants and support personnel shall be moved to appropriate indoor facilities.  
  • When lightning is observed or thunder is heard and the contest is suspended, contestants shall not return to the playing field until lightning has been absent from the local sky and thunder has not been heard for 25 minutes. NO ONE should take the field until 25 minutes have passed since the last lightning strike that was sighted or thunder heard. 
  • Spectators shall be advised of the action being taken to seek shelter. (Some hosts may be able to offer shelter to spectators but are not required to do so.) 
  • You are in danger from lightning if you can hear thunder. If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough that it could strike your location at any moment. 
  • Postpone activities promptly. 

What to do if someone is struck by lightning:

 

  • Call 9-1-1 or your local ambulance service. Get medical attention as quickly as possible. 
  • Give first aid. If the victim has stopped breathing, begin rescue breathing. If the heart has stopped beating, a trained person should give CPR. If the person has a pulse and is breathing, address any other injuries. 
  • Check for burns in two places. The injured person has received an electric shock and may be burned. Being struck by lightning can also cause nervous system damage, broken bones, and loss of hearing or eyesight. People struck by lightning carry no electrical charge that can shock other people. You can examine them without risk.

Sahlen’s Sports Park Field Usage Policy

It is expected that each user of the facility fields recognize the role of modeling acceptable social and moral behavior and contribute to a positive atmosphere. ALL users are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures approved for Sahlen’s Sports Park. 

 

  • Only patrons with a signed agreement in place may utilize the indoor field(s) for the time he/she has paid for as per the agreement.
  • All entrances and exits must be through the designated entry and exit areas.
  • Entry onto the field will only be permitted according to the signed agreement scheduled time.
  • Exiting from the field must be promptly at the signed agreement scheduled time.
  • The use of inappropriate, gestures or actions in communication with patrons or Sahlen’s Sports Park staff will not be tolerated. Violators will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Beverages must be in a closed, plastic container and properly disposed of in bins, not to be left on the field or under the benches.
  • No alcohol, drugs, or tobacco are allowed in the facility.
  • Proper athletic shoes and clothing are required. No Outdoor Cleats Allowed.
  • Patrons are only permitted to use the field they have a signed agreement for.
  • Spitting on the field will not be tolerated violators will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Movement of goals and or equipment is not allowed at any time.
  • Grabbing or hanging on the net is prohibited due to the risk of injury and potential damage to equipment.
  • Sahlen’s Sports Park is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Sahlen Sports Park reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.

Sahlen’s Sports Park House Rules:

All teams registered to play in a league at Sahlen’s Sports Park must follow our House Rules. Click here for our 2021-2022 House Rules Document.

Tournament & Showcase Rules:

All teams registered to play in a Tournament or Showcase at Sahlen’s Sports Park must follow our Tournament & Showcase Rules. Click here for our 2021-2022 Tournament & Showcase Document.

Sport-Specific Rules:

Soccer

    • Heading will not be permitted in U11 and under, boys and girls games. U12 and up, boys and girls heading is allowed.
  • Punting Policy
      • There will be no punting for any league/tournament/rental on Sahlen’s Sports Park indoor fields. Rules for goalkeepers who violate this rule are as follows:
  • First Offense – Ball will be placed at midfield, with an indirect free kick for the opposing team.
  • Second Offense – Indirect free kick for the opposing team from the spot of the foul.
  • Third Offense – Same as above and yellow card issued to the offending player.
Field Hockey
Flag Football

Code of Conduct Form:

All team managers/coaches must download, sign, and submit a code of conduct form.

Please click on the link here to download the form.

Social Media Policy

Sahlen’s Sports Park reserves the right to remove any posted content that we consider to be irrelevant, illegal, inappropriate, disrespectful, or otherwise offensive.

The use of this facility is conditioned on the guest’s express consent to use his/her likeness, without compensation, in connection with Sahlen Sports Park and all of the facility’s advertising, social media, and marketing activities.

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ADDRESS: 7070 Seneca St, Elma, NY 14059

PHONE NUMBER: 716.655.7529

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