When it comes to designing your baseball field, it’s important to make sure the layout and dimensions match the level of play the field is being used for (e.g. a Little League field will have different dimensions than a major league field). This helps ensure unbiased, consistent play across fields for athletes, keeping the game fair for all teams. Continue reading
No two softball fields are exactly alike. The type of grass could be different from one field to another. The length of the foul lines could vary slightly between fields. However, when it comes to official softball fields used in high school and college play — there are specific field measurements set forth in the official rules of the International Softball Federation that must be met in order for a field to be used in a regulation game. These predefined dimensions help ensure a consistent, fair playing experience across all fields. Continue reading
Winter is a tough time of year for gym floors. Not only can the drop in temperature affect the floor’s condition in a number of ways, but it also happens to be one of the busiest times of year for various school events, such as basketball games and non-sporting activities like winter dances and holiday parties. Continue reading
When it comes to maintaining athletic facilities during the harsh, frigid months, the conversation is typically focused on protecting baseball fields, soccer fields, football fields, and other outdoor areas exposed to the elements. However, you might not realize it, but the winter season also poses serious risks for your school’s indoor gym flooring. That’s right — just because your gym floor is inside and doesn’t get direct exposure to the elements doesn’t mean that it’s totally safe during these cold months ahead. Continue reading
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