Happy New Year! SportsField Management is kicking it off with a brand-new look. As the sports field industry changes, so do we, and we’ve been hard at work giving the magazine a makeover to present you with all of the informative content you need in a functional, and hopefully enjoyable, format.
As we march into 2011, I hope you find a few moments to relax, reflect and reevaluate as another year closes and a new one begins, offering limitless opportunity. Think back on 2010 and consider all of your successes, and failures, on the field. What was your greatest accomplishment? What challenged you? And, perhaps most importantly, what could you have done better? Mistakes and missteps are inevitable; viewing them as opportunities for growth is optional. Challenge yourself to use any failure as a chance to improve your skills, learn a new method, become more efficient—and share these discoveries with your peers. In an industry as fast-paced and ever-evolving as sports field management, continual learning is imperative to your success.
One great place to brush up on your sports field knowledge and network with others in the industry: STMA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, coming up January 11-15 in Austin, Texas. On top of the dozens of educational sessions offered, you’ll also have a chance to check out some of the latest products from your favorite companies on the trade show floor. On page 16, we’ve got a sneak peek of some of the great products that will be on display. We’ve also provided a list of booth numbers, so bring this issue to the show for help navigating around the trade show floor. Also, keep an eye on your inbox for our upcoming Booth Preview E-newsletter, with even more information about what you can look forward to at the show.
Thanks to all of our loyal readers for allowing us to serve you for the past four years, and many more to come. I look forward to another great year, and wish all of you happiness and continued success … on the field and off.