Route to Recovery

STMA is here to help you with resources to respond to challenges regarding COVID-19.

Our profession has come together so strongly and STMA wants to celebrate you! Please enjoy this video that highlights how members are dedicated to working safely and preparing for the return of sports. All that is left to say is a simple, ‘thank you’.

Read more from President Simpson.

We Will Be Ready

STMA Town Hall Meeting

Join us for an interactive meeting via Zoom to learn about how  sports field managers are setting their fields up for success in the future. This session will offer brief presentations from the panelists, and our moderator will pose questions for the audience. The goal is to share information and learn in real-time how everyone is adapting to this changing environment.

All categories of sports field professionals are welcome to join.

Check back soon to register for our next Town Hall meeting on June 9.

Watch previous Town Hall Meetings:

Parks and Recreation and K-12 – Panelists: Abby McNeal, CSFM, Jody Gill, CSFM, Jimmy Simpson, CSFM; Moderator: Ryan DeMay

Baseball/Professional – Panelists: Matt Parrott, Charlotte Knights (NC), Steve Lord, CSFM, Cincinnati Reds (OH), Andy Ommen, McLean County PONY Baseball (IL); Moderator: Keith Winter, Fort Wayne Tincaps (IN)

Agronomics – Panelists: Dr. Grady Miller (North Carolina State University), Pam Sherratt (The Ohio State University), Dr. John Sorochan (University of Tennessee – Knoxville), Dr. Chase Straw (Texas A&M University); Moderator: Ryan DeMay (Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept., OH)

College and University – Panelists: Jason Smith (University of Florida), Chris May (Georgia Tech), Thomas Goyne (Penn State University), Chris Webb, CSFM (Christopher Newport University); Moderator: Zachary Willard (Auburn University)

Professional/Rectangle Sports – Panelists: Dan Shemesh (New York Red Bulls), Nick Fedewa (Jacksonville Jaguars), Sun Roesslein, CSFM (North Area Athletic Complex); Moderator: Jeff Salmond, CSFM (United Turf and Track)

STMA Resources

STMA has put together various resources to help you maintain your fields during and after the shut down.  Visit these pages for more information:

Field and Facility Recovery Resources

Access articles, webinars, and an infographic to assist with field maintenance.

SportsField Management is conducting interviews with sports field managers and how they are approaching their route to recovery.  Access the interview here.

Dr. Adam Thoms and Dr. Nick Christians have written the article Where Do I Start to Maintain My Athletic Fields Again? with tips to help you manage your facility and get it back to a safe and high performing athletic field.

Dr. Grady Miller shares Abandoned But Not Forgotten where he answers the question of what to expect when returning to bermudagrass fields that have received little to no maintenance.

Commercial Partners Virtual Learning Lab

COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Keep up to date with the latest on coronavirus

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center – Keep up to date with the latest on coronavirus

United State Department of Labor – Coronavirus resources

Occupational Health and Safety Administration – Responding to coronavirus in the workplace

EPA Coronavirus Resources

USA.gov – Unemployment help

US Department of the Treasury – CARES Act

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Protect yourself financially during coronavirus

Mental Health Resources – additionally, you can contact your health insurance provider or visit their website to find providers in your area.