Green-industry professionals around the world don’t all look, talk or process things in the same way. As foremen, groundskeepers, facility caretakers or sports field researchers, our work is vital in a wide variety of cities and organizations. STMA is a community built on inclusion, and we share the passion to make meaningful change. Everyone deserves to be treated equally. We know the events of this past week have been difficult, sad, and a test of our resolve.

We reject any notion of racism and strongly believe we must make this world a more inclusive and welcoming environment. We stand united to create change.

Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, President on behalf of the STMA Board of Directors


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Thank you,
​STMA Headquarters

Founder Dick Ericson Passes

It is with a heavy heart that STMA announces that one of its founders, Dick Ericson, passed on Sun., May 17. Erickson was one of the four founders of STMA, and STMA’s first President from 1981-1982. He spent his career in Minnesota, first at Metropolitan Stadium and then providing field management for the Minnesota Twins. Watch a short video on Dick. Read his full obituary here.



New! SportsField Management Route to Recovery Interview with John Watt, CSFM. For previous interviews, click here and scroll down to videos and webinars.

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Welcome to STMA!

STMA is the non-profit, professional association for the men and women who manage outdoor sports fields worldwide. Since 1981, we have been providing education and practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management.

The single goal of our more than 2,600 members is to manage sports field playing surfaces to the safest level possible. Members and those involved
in the sports industry rely on STMA for timely and relevant information on best management practices.

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Association News

STMA Founder Dick Ericson Passes

Dick Ericson, one of STMA’s founders, passed away on Sun., May

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Disinfecting Sports Fields – Natural Grass and Synthetic Turf

With the public restless to get back to recreational activities, safety

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2021 Election Slate is Underway

Next month, you will receive a link to the form to

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2nd Edition of Route to Recovery Guide in Progress

Sports Field Management 2nd Edition to the Route to Recovery Guide

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Environmental Facility Certification Now Available!

STMA has rolled out its certification program for facilities.

Learn more about how to achieve it here.

What STMA Offers

Industry Best Practices

STMA offers continuing education and information to help sports field managers prepare beautiful and safe field surfaces. These educational resources are created in a variety of formats including educational bulletins, podcasts, webinars, videos, DVDs and in-person conference presentations.

You’ll learn from leading academics, practitioners and commercial innovators.

Member Benefits

When you become a member of STMA you immediately join an influential network of peers who are willing to share information and best practices. Networking is often cited as the number one reason why sports field managers join the association.

The resources you have immediate access to can help you enhance your value to your employer and prepare you to take the next step in your career.

Health & Safety Info

Core to STMA’s mission is the health and safety the athletes — of all ages and abilities — from pee wee to professional. STMA practitioner members manage playing surfaces to minimize injury and protect the environment.
Members use scientifically sound maintenance practices to keep the field healthy, the athletes’ safe, and the environment unharmed.

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