Will the events to be scheduled hinder the quality of the fields so as to make it unsafe for further practice or play?
Will the events to be scheduled hinder the quality of the fields in order to conduct practice or play at NCAA standards (this does not apply to Back Field East)?
Current (day of) field conditions –
It is common, particularly in the spring semester, that it may not be known up until the day before a field is requested to be used if the AFM can declare it playable (see above field quality protection reasons). This is true for intercollegiate athletic varsity play as well as for use of the fields by all other groups. The AFM often does not make determinations on field status for a varsity game until just prior to the opponent’s scheduled departure from their campus.
For various reasons outlined below, Athletics has preference on three of the four athletic fields (Back Field Middle, Back Field West and North Game Field).
Club sports have priority and sole use of Back Field East, unless it is determined to be unsafe due to conditions or due to a varsity competition (men’s lacrosse) being scheduled on an adjacent field (Back Field Middle). This is due to safety reasons.
Back Field Middle and Back Field West, MAY be scheduled for Ultimate Frisbee if the field conditions allow. These fields cannot be scheduled for W/M Rugby, unless all varsity competition is completed for the academic year and it is deemed that the field could be repairable with no additional costs to athletics.
Common Reasons why Intercollegiate Athletics (Varsity) has preference on certain fields:
Responsibility to conduct practice and competition at a standard that is consistent with North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and NCAA standards.
Responsibility to the NAC to field the teams we are supposed to field, due to each school’s effect on access to the NCAA Automatic Qualification (AQ or automatic bid). Quality of practice and competition spaces has effects on the recruitment of student athletes.
Responsibility to the staff that we hire within athletics to provide them with facilities that allow them to meet the expectations placed on them, specifically for recruiting prospective student athletes, retaining student athletes, and for the competitiveness of their programs.
The following rules apply to the use of Green Mountain College's outdoor field spaces.
1. No animals allowed on the fields.
2. Bicycles and motor vehicles are not allowed unless for maintenance or medical purposes.
3. Use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are prohibited.
4. Glass containers are prohibited.
5. No hitting of golf balls allowed.
6. A field reservation may be cancelled or altered should use during inclement weather lead to damage to the playing areas.
Add field use policies as they pertain to all students