The Institute


The Institute of SportsField Management is the industry’s hub promoting field safety and the sports field profession at large. A comprehensive collection of resources covering all aspects of operations is available to match the growing responsibilities of STMA members, as they advance to facility managers. From technical resources covering natural turfgrass and synthetic surfaces to professional development and management resources, the Institute promotes a shared vision by contributing best practices and insights for the greater good.

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Hot Topic: National BMPs

STMA’s National BMPs, Best Management Practices for the Sports Field Manager: A Professional Guide for Sports Field Management , can be found Here! The BMPs provide chapters and our membership at-large with the tools and resources to document solid environmental practices for legislators, regulators, employers and community constituents. Although members have been following excellent practices, this program validates those and positions the Sports Field Manager as a strong steward of the environment, which will aid in educating decision makers.

Featured Education

Conference Education Sessions

2021 Virtual Conference Education is now available for viewing on Pheedloop. You must be registered for the conference in order to view the sessions. All 2021 members are able to attend the virtual conference free of charge. To access the 2021 Conference Sessions, click here.

Please email Whitney at wwebber@stma.org if you have any questions.

Safety and Maintenance Checklists

Field maintenance may be suspended or limited depending on your location due to COVID-19.  STMA has safety and maintenance checklists available for you to utilize when fields become accessible.  Use these resources to be sure turfgrass and non-turfgrass areas at your facility are safe for athletes to return to play.

Baseball/Softball Safety and Maintenance Checklist

Football/Soccer Safety and Maintenance Checklist