Text Alerts for Rainouts
Register now for text message alerts! VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports. The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.
We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as they are the fastest way to find out if we are cancelling games or events based on bad weather or other emergencies. We will only send alerts if it affects a large number of people. For instance, we will send alerts when games are cancelled or when practices for an entire league or an entire park are cancelled. We will not send text alerts for individual team announcements or cancellations. If a coach cancels practice, it is up to him or her to alert his/her players.
We do not charge for text alerts and they are optional, but recommended. (Standard text messaging rates do apply, so please check with your carrier to make sure you will not receive charges from your cell phone provider).
1. Go to www.rainedout.com and search for VLPRA. Click on the blue underlined VLPRA link.
a. Enter your phone number, click the box for “Agree to terms of service”, then click “Start Signup”
b. Check your phone. You should get a text message from 844-83. Inside this text, you will find your validation code. Enter that code into
the space on the rainedout.com website and click “Validate Code”.
c. The site will then take you to the “Receive Alerts” section. We have alerts for all of our sports and they are broken down by season.
d. Please click “Subscribe” for every set of alerts that applies to you. For instance, if your child plays spring softball and you attend our
tennis clinics, you will want to click both “2017 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball” and “VLPRA Tennis”. Most of our alerts are seasonal,
meaning you will only get alerts for the season listed. If you sign up for alerts for 2016 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball, you will
only get those alerts until the season ends. If your child plays in the fall or next spring, you will have to sign up again for those season.
This prevents parents from receiving unwanted texts season after season.
e. You can cancel text alerts at any time by replying STOP to the alert. This only stops the alert for that subscription. For example, if you
reply STOP to a youth baseball alert, that will remove you from the youth baseball list. But if you are still subscribed to tennis alerts, you
will receive them until you reply STOP to a tennis alert text.
2. If you would like to also register your email address, please go back to the main page (www.rainedout.com) and follow the same instructions
as above, using your email address instead of your cell phone number.
Another way to find us on RainedOut: www.rainedout.com ---> search VLPRA ----> click on the link ----> register for alerts!