For many groundskeepers, it’s a dream to work for a professional sports team. Keep these ten tips in mind as you work toward your goal.

What it takes to make it to the “bigs”

  1. Find a mentor.
  2. Network, network and network.
  3. Be patient for your chance.
  4. If you get your chance and score an interview, don’t swing and miss. Be prepared.
  5. A willingness to work long hours.
  6. Agronomic smarts is a given, but must have a willingness to become even more agronomically astute.
  7. Have to be able to handle the pressure.
  8. Have to be able to handle the limelight.
  9. Business acumen for budgeting.
  10. Able to balance career and family.


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