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.



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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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Check Out STMA’s Route to Recovery Resources

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Seeking Internships

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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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