Routine Gym Maintenance Keeps Athletes Safe

Don’t look now, but summer is over and school is getting back in session. Soon, basketball and volleyball seasons will be starting up, and your gym will be the site of some epic sporting events. Already, your gym is probably starting to get used for daily P.E. classes and maybe after-school practices for the sports teams. Hopefully, you’ve done your part to create a safe environment for all athletes by maintaining your facilities properly. Continue reading

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Why Groundskeepers Need To Work With Coaches For Better Preseason Football Field Maintenance

Contrary to what some people might think, the groundskeeping team aren’t the only ones responsible for getting a football field in good shape for the upcoming season. Sure, the groundskeepers are the ones who mow the field, keep it watered, aerate it, clean it, cover it with sideline tarps and handle other field maintenance tasks, but that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t take an active role in field management. The fact is that the safest, most beautiful football fields often result from a coordinated effort between the groundskeeping crew and the team’s coaching staff. Continue reading

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Protecting Your Track from Vehicle Traffic

Running tracks represent an expensive investment. They have a high installation cost, and if you want to avoid costly repairs, you need to maintain your track properly. Of course, track maintenance is about more than just cleaning the surface, repairing cracks and resurfacing worn areas. Sometimes with track maintenance, it’s the things you don’t do that are equally as important as those things you do. That’s why the subject of wheeled vehicles on the track is such an important one. Continue reading

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5 Things You Need to Know about Getting Your Football Field Ready for the Season

A grounds manager’s work is never done. Once the football season ends, it’s time to start getting the field ready for the next season. Proper field maintenance can create a beautiful, safe football field to help athletes perform their best come game time. Continue reading

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Year-Round Activities Make Summer Gym Maintenance a Must

School might be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the school’s doors stay shut all summer long. These days, school buildings are being used for a range of purposes during the summer months, from sports leagues to church events and even year-round school in some cases. This increased usage makes summer gym maintenance a more important task than ever. Continue reading

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Is Your Football Field Ready for the Upcoming Season?

All around the country, football is in the air. From high schools to rec leagues to the pros, athletes are already starting to report to pre-season practice in preparation for the upcoming season. For athletes, coaches and fans alike, it’s an exciting time of the year. It’s a time for hard work and preparation; not just for the players and coaches, but for some key team members behind the scenes as well. In particular, pre-season is an important time for grounds managers whose job it is to whip the field into shape in time for the regular season. Continue reading

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The Equipment You Need for Your Summer Gym Floor Maintenance Program

A gym floor is an expensive investment, but if you take care of it properly, it’s an investment that can bring your school many years of fun and lifelong memories. While most schools understand the importance of keeping the gym floor clean every day during the school year, too many fail to have a plan in place for preserving the floor during the summer. Continue reading

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Preseason Running Track Maintenance Tip: Protect Highly Trafficked Areas

Your track takes a beating. From sprinting athletes to dancing cheerleaders to everyday joggers, the typical stadium track sees a lot of traffic and gets a significant amount of wear and tear. In particular, there are certain key areas on the track that see more traffic than other areas. These spots demand extra attention and maintenance at all times of the year to ensure they are kept in the best possible condition. Continue reading

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Preseason Football Field Maintenance Tip: Don’t Neglect Your Sidelines

Most conversations about football field maintenance focus on the upkeep of the field that lies between the white lines. After all, that’s where the real play takes place. That’s where athletes are giving it their all, going full speed, making the big hits and planting their feet in the turf. It only makes sense that this should be the area groundskeepers are most concerned with. However, in your quest to maintain the perfect football field, you need to look beyond the white lines. You need to look to the sidelines as well. Continue reading

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5 Essential Maintenance Tasks to Get Your Gym Floor Ready for the New School Year

A new school year is about to start, and before you know it, your gym will be filled with kids day in and day out. For many schools, the gym is more than just an area for basketball and volleyball games. It’s often the room where P.E. class takes place, too, and many school gyms double as assembly halls and house special events. With all the upcoming activity set to take place in your gym, the time to start getting it ready is now. Continue reading

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