The Grass IS Greener with STMAOctober 13, 2010

MomentumMedia, publishers of Athletic Management, Coaching Management, and Training & Conditioning, together with the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) are pleased to provide you with this newsletter containing the latest news on maintaining fields, facilities, and staff education.

Athletic Field Maintenance Calendars - STMA has developed three comprehensive maintenance calendars.
•Fall Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar for Cool Season Turfgrasses
•Fall Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar for the Transition Zone
•Fall Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar for Warm Season Turfgrasses

Football Techniques   - Wear and field overuse are two conditions that can cause the most hazardous and unsafe playing conditions on your football field. Following are some basic techniques to help move player activity around the field for more even wear and some techniques on improving playing conditions.

Football and Soccer Safety Checklist   - Use this checklist prior to practice or a game to assess the field characteristics. Be sure to correct any issues noted with ‘No/Needs Attention’ before allowing players on the field.

Financing Your Equipment Needs   - Your mission is to provide a safe, playable and aesthetically pleasing field surface for events. In order to accomplish this, it needs to start with a solid plan. Here are some things to consider as you build out your strategic plan and evaluate your acquisition of capital assets.

STMA: Try It Before You Buy It   - Not a member of STMA? Interested in seeing what we’re all about? Click the banner ad above or go to and click the Try It Before You Buy It logo to sign up for a no-obligation membership in the premier professional association dedicated to athletic playing surface management.

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