A series of short, instructional videos by the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), the charitable arm of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), ideal for sportsfield managers who want to review basic field safety or educate their crew.
Titled Sports and Recreation Fields, Safety First, the videos are made with the support of the (STMA) and the Toro Company. Ross Kurcab, former Denver Broncos Turf Manager, owner of Championship Turf Systems, and Sportsfield Management writer is the spokesperson for the videos.
The video outreach program aims to increase awareness and educate parents, players, coaches and volunteers about safe and playable athletic fields. They explain how professionals and users can identify potentially unsafe surfaces and facilities on natural grass and synthetic turf fields, while also providing a helpful sports facility and equipment maintenance checklist. The complimentary videos can be accessed below:
The Sports and Recreation Fields, Safety First videos are the beginning of a five-year campaign for SAFE to increase outreach, award scholarships, fund educational programs and create partnerships with community members and industry organizations.
Look out of more sport-specific videos from SAFE in 2016.