Playing Conditions Index (PCI)
STMA rolled out the Playing Conditions Index (PCI) package at its annual conference in January in San José. In development for two years and piloted during 2008, the instrument is ready for broad use by the STMA membership.
Developed to assess the playability of your fields, the PCI is used to provide a snapshot of your fields’ playability at a specific point in time. The continued use of the assessment tool provides invaluable information to the sports turf manager and can help guide field management practices, assist with communication to user groups, can help to substantiate the need for more resources, and as needed provides a way to provide information to the media relations department. The package contains a Media Advisory Bulletin with instructions to help convey information on field conditions and its effect on athlete performance to sports information professionals on game days.