All across the country, as the temperatures are dropping, baseball fields are clearing out for the winter. It’s the offseason, and for the next few months, players will hang up their cleats until spring comes around. However, while this might be the offseason for the players, the reality is there is no offseason for field managers. Beautiful spring baseball fields are often the result of careful maintenance during the winter.
Winter can be a baseball field’s worst nightmare if proper precautions aren’t taken. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on the turf, and the damage can have long-term ramifications that extend into the spring playing season.
Simply put, you can’t afford to ignore winter maintenance on your baseball field. The good news is that a little effort goes a long way in protecting your baseball field all winter. With that in mind, here are some simple steps you can take to keep your field in good condition throughout the cold offseason so it’s in prime playing condition come springtime.
Gym floors represent an enormous investment for schools. Even the most modest gym floor is still costly to install and requires constant maintenance and care to remain in pristine condition. That’s why it’s so important that maintenance teams take the right precautions to protect gym floors and maximize their service life.
When designing your gym, safety should always be a top consideration. From the quality of the flooring to the upkeep of the equipment, every detail matters when ensuring the safety of your student athletes.
While school gyms are designed primarily to accommodate athletic activities like basketball and volleyball, the fact is that most gyms serve as multi-purpose facilities. It’s not always sporting events that are taking place on the floors of your gym. Sometimes, special assemblies, presentations or other non-athletic events are hosted in the gym, and during these special events, it’s critical that you take the proper precautions to protect your flooring investment by using a gym floor cover.
Wall padding is one of the most important safety features in any gym, but if your padding is old and worn out, it might not be providing the level of protection you think it is. Just like everything else in your gym, wall padding can wear out over time. It can get torn up, ripped, faded and lose its effectiveness. That’s why it’s so crucial that you examine your gym padding on a regular basis to ensure it’s still up to par. Continue reading
Without a doubt, one of the best ways to make your gym safer while enhancing its appearance is with the use of high-quality wall padding. Gym wall padding can be very helpful in preventing all types of injuries, including broken bones and head injuries when the action spills off the court and athletes slam into the walls. Continue reading
Winter is just around the corner, and for golf course superintendents in cold climates, now is the time to start taking action to prepare your greens for the frigid season ahead. The truth is there is no offseason for golf course maintenance, and in many cases, winter is the most important time to make valuable course improvements since there is minimal disruption from players.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most important golf course maintenance tips in preparing for winter and getting through the entire cold season. Continue reading
A dirty gym floor doesn’t just look bad, it’s also hazardous for anyone using it. A floor covered with dust, dirt, and debris can cause athletes to slip, twist an ankle and get seriously injured in a number of different ways. Not only that, when dirt collects on a gym floor, it dulls and marks up the surface, shortening the lifetime of your floor and causing you to get less out of your huge investment. Continue reading
Preserving the integrity of your running track is hard work. It involves regular cleaning of loose dirt and debris, strategic use of protective track covers to minimize wear and tear, routine inspections, ongoing repairs, and detailed scheduling and record keeping to monitor your maintenance efforts. Unfortunately, all of your hard work can be undone in an instant if someone uses the track in a way it’s not meant to be used. That’s why it’s so important for track managers to come up with a set of rules to dictate how the track should be used. Continue reading