Verns Hat League (2017)

Event Type
Hat League
Event Start
Event End
Seattle, WA

Field Set Up

  • Captains and coaches should bring their own cones to each game. Please contact event coordinators to get a set of cones if needed.
  • Check the field before the game for hazards and adjust field size or use a hazard marker as needed. Please report any issues to the event coordinators. Field Conditions, Weather & Game Cancellations
  • For game day updates, call the DiscNW Hotline: 206-504-DISC. We try to update the hotline at least one hour before the scheduled start time of a game.
  • We usually post game day updates on Twitter @DiscNW. Call the hotline for the most current update.
  • Please email the event coordinators with any questions. Coordinators are sometimes available to help on game days.
  • Even when games are not canceled, please evaluate the playfield before starting a game. Please do not play on grass fields that have standing water. If muddy patches start to show during the game, please consider stopping play.
  • All games should stop and everyone should evacuate the field at the first indication of lightning. Do not return to the fields until 30 minutes after the last indication of lightning.
  • Coaches and captains should use their best judgment with regards to playing in challenging weather conditions such as snow, hail, and wind.
  • See below for information about lights.

Field Conflicts

Most games go off without a hitch, but occasionally there are problems. We appreciate your help to find a resolution to any on site conflict in keeping with the principles of the Spirit of the Game.

  • Lights
    • Lights usually go on 10-15 minutes before sunset.
    • Most parks allow for 10-20 minutes of lighting at the end of the reservation for egress. Fields in Seattle stay on for 10 additional minutes.
    • For lighting problems in Seattle, call the Ballfield Light Phone at 206-982-4583.
    • Lights in Shoreline are prescheduled, and there is no after hours number to call.
  • Double Bookings and Locked Gates
    • Please verify the DiscNW field reservation by checking the permit on the event website.
    • If the fields are adjacent to a community center, staff at the center may be able to assist with any conflict.
    • In Seattle, players can contact the Parks Duty Officer for assistance: call 206-684-7250, press 2 when prompted and then the officer should call you back right away. If the number does not work please check the Seattle Parks contact page for the most up-to-date way to contact the Parks Duty Officer.
    • Please email the coordinators about any double bookings.
  • Park Rules
    • Please abide by all park rules. Look for posted signs.
    • Please dispose of any trash and leave the fields clean.
    • Generally, dogs and alcohol are not permitted on playfields.

DiscNW Resources

  • Hotline: 206-504-DISC
    • We will update the hotline on game days with any cancellations or important news
    • This is an outgoing message only, please do not leave a voicemail
  • Field maps:
    • Find your field by searching our field database
    • Maps may also include specific information about the playing surface and field layout
  • City rainout lines:
    • Most cities have a rainout hotline to alert users of changes
    • Most of these hotlines are updated by the late afternoon for evening games
    • Please do not play on a field if the City has closed it

Weather Updates

We will play rain or shine, with two exceptions:

  • Unsafe playing conditions
  • Poor field conditions

If you are unsure of the status of your game, please call the DiscNW weather hotline at 206-504-DISC (3472). If there is no update, assume your game will play as scheduled. We will also try to get the word out via other media, including Facebook, Twitter, our front page, and by email, but the hotline will be your most reliable source of information.


Game Day Responsibilities

  • Please be conscientious about these responsibilities at all times, especially when you do not have a field marshal.
  • Take care of the grass. If there is standing water or if the grass is muddy, very squishy, or leaving divots when players cut, please don't play your games. Contact the league coordinator so that (s)he can notify teams playing later in the day at the same field.
  • Bring your own first aid kit.
  • Field safety:
    • Walk fields before games to assess for hazards.
    • Keep sidelines clear of equipment, especially tents, chairs, and other hard objects.
    • Start and end games on time.
  • Postpone play for 30 minutes if lightning strikes. Seek shelter in cars or a building with plumbing.
  • Follow park rules, especially the following:
    • No dogs allowed on any playfield (grass or synthetic).
    • No food on synthetic surfaces.
  • Make sure the field is spotless when you leave (cleaner than when you found it).