Snake & Snaps │ Cone Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen
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Snake & Snaps │ Cone Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our Field Hockey series, Amy Cohen, Head Coach at West Chester University runs through…

The Tire Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen
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The Tire Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our Field Hockey series, Amy Cohen, Head Coach at West Chester University runs through…

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Athletes We Wished Played Another Sport

The recent news that former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow plans to pursue a professional baseball career brought back memories of the short-lived baseball exploits of Michael Jordan. It also made us wonder what would happen if some of the biggest names in sports today took their skills to another game. Here is our Top10 list:…

Touches & Checks │ Cone Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen
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Touches & Checks │ Cone Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our Field Hockey series, Amy Cohen, Head Coach at West Chester University runs through…

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Star or Bust: Which Young NFL Talent is Poised to Breakout

It’s no secret that the 2016 draft class was considered weak. Despite an overall below average grade, a few diamonds lay in the rough. Let’s have a look at rookies who we think can make a major impact this season:   RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys With arguably the best offensive line in the game,…

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Flip Box │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our Field Hockey series, Amy Cohen, Head Coach at West Chester University runs through…

Clover Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen
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Clover Drill │ Field Hockey Training with Amy Cohen

  Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our Field Hockey series, Amy Cohen, Head Coach at West Chester University runs…

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FieldTurf’s first “I DO”

Throughout our infamous 20 year history, our turf fields have been privileged to be at the surface of numerous marking events. They’ve witnessed Super Bowls, multiple BCS National Championships, MLS Cup Finals, the World Cup, and thousands of conference and state championships. However last week, our turf was present for a particularly special moment; it’s…

SOFT TOSS HITTING DRILL – BASEBALL TRAINING WITH TODD WHITTING
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SOFT TOSS HITTING DRILL – BASEBALL TRAINING WITH TODD WHITTING

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our baseball series, Todd Whitting, Head Baseball Coach at the University of Houston runs…

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Why Baseball Should Be Played on Artificial Turf

After the University of Notre Dame’s baseball team beat No. 30 Oregon, 6-3, on March 31 — despite rainstorms that threatened the game’s cancellation ­— Irish head coach Mik Aoki took to Twitter: “Huge shout out to @FieldTurf which made it possible to play after a torrential rain.” TURF: 1 │ GRASS: 0   Rain is not…

Diving Catch Drill – Baseball Training with Todd Whitting
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Diving Catch Drill – Baseball Training with Todd Whitting

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our baseball series, Todd Whitting, Head Baseball Coach at the University of Houston runs…

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10 Signs You Should Invest in Artificial Turf

Has your natural grass field seen better days? Are you seeing your maintenance rise year over year? And do you ultimately feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? It’s time to consider replacing your grass surface with artificial turf. Here are 10 signs that you should invest in a turf field.   1. Your grass…

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Changing the Face of Hollywood Blockbuster “Radio”

When Columbia Pictures released the film “Radio” in 2003, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris brought to life the heartwarming story of James Robert “Radio” Kennedy and Coach Jones. Still considered as one of the most inspiration sports films in history, Radio’s story has forever left us mesmerized. While FieldTurf crews were in the process…

Move Forward on the Baseball – Training Drills with Todd Whitting
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Move Forward on the Baseball – Training Drills with Todd Whitting

  Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the drills to help elevate your game. In our baseball series, Todd Whitting, Head Baseball Coach at the University of Houston…

The Melwood Oval Will Leave You Breathless
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The Melwood Oval Will Leave You Breathless

Let’s take a trip down under! The fields at the Melwood Oval in Forestville, Australia were recently completed and we had to share! Make sure you see the breathtaking aerial video of the new facility. Designed for soccer and rugby, the 185K sq.ft facility showcases the FieldTurf Revolution system, regarded as the premier synthetic turf system with unparalleled player…

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College Football: The Greatest Home-Field Record on Turf

As far as we know, Wesley College’s 73-4 home-field record at Scott D. Miller Stadium is the best performance ever on a FieldTurf football field. “We probably had the worst grass field in college football in 2003,” says Mike Drass, athletic director and head football coach at the Division III liberal-arts college in Dover, Del.,…

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FieldTurf Crew Live Heartwarming Moment at Willow Grove Elementary

When FieldTurf’s installation crew arrived on site at Willow Grove Elementary, they received an unexpected gift from the school’s students.     Next to a colorful drawing of their new artificial turf field, the card contained a truly touching message:   “Thank you! Thank you for making are new clean turf!” “Dear Workers, thank you…

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Noted toxicologist comments on recent EHHI “study”

Noted toxicologist Laura C. Green, Ph.d., recent addressed the recently reported “Yale Study” from Connecticut non-profit group Environment and Human Health, Inc (EHHI)   Comments on the EHHI/Yale study     For many reasons, the EHHI/Yale study does not demonstrate that rubber mulch or crumb rubber pose a significant risk of cancer (or other diseases).  …

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What will it take to make it to the Women’s World Cup semifinals?

And now we have Eight. The 2015 Women’s World Cup quarter-final round is set. For the most part you would say that the teams that have played consistent, together as a team and taken their chances at goal, have advanced to the next stage. It might not always be the most beautiful or creative soccer that…

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Breaking down why soccer should be played on artificial turf

As the Women’s World Cup progresses, keep an eye on the playing surfaces used in the six Canadian host stadiums. Remember how worn the grass fields looked during the 2014 World Cup? That’s not going to happen this time.   “There is no question that, when you play three games in a two-week period on…

Dribble like a pro after this soccer drill with Mike Sorber
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Dribble like a pro after this soccer drill with Mike Sorber

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the tools to help elevate your game. In our soccer series, USMNT Player and Philadelphia Union Assistant coach Mike Sorber runs through…

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What to expect from the second stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup has had some very entertaining, and beautiful soccer played during the first few weeks of the tournament. Now the knockout games are set and there are some very interesting match-ups that could provide some drama filled games.   Germany is the number one team in the tournament but their next game…

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SB 47 – Dead bill upholds safety of artificial turf

The Senate Appropriations Committee considered bills today.  SB 47 (Hill), which would have required a health study of crumb rubber, limited grants for synthetic turf fields and playgrounds and created a defacto moratorium on local government and schools installing crumb rubber products for two-years; was held in committee.  Under the rules of the Senate, SB…

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Massachusetts Health Officials Reiterate Safety Stance on Artificial Turf

Officials in Massachusetts, a state in which several communities have been in the artificial turf crosshairs, recently reiterated their defense of turf as it relates to the safety of materials used in the crumb rubber infill and turf fibers.   “The scientific literature continues to suggest that exposure opportunities to artificial turf fields are not…

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Is Soccer actually safer on “Real” grass?

Having been involved with sport injury research over the last four decades, I’ve observed a significant amount of change in the quality of artificial turf surfaces.  From the original attempts at duplicating grass within an indoor stadium, which was basically over-glorified green carpet installed on a pad over concrete, artificial turf has progressed to 3rd…

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Community Youth Teams Disappointed as Protesters Delay Field Project

Kinnelon, a small community in New Jersey will once again have to wait for their field to be upgraded to artificial turf after protesters were successful in convincing the board to postpone the project. One concerned parent reached out to NorthJersey.com to share his discontent with the board’s decision. The author goes on to say…

Master the Soccer Header with Mike Sorber
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Master the Soccer Header with Mike Sorber

Welcome to the FT Academy! A new series created to help you train and learn from the best instructors in the world of sport. From Pro to Amateur the FT Academy brings you the tools to help elevate your game. In our soccer series, USMNT Player and Philadelphia Union Assistant coach Mike Sorber runs through…

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Are you paying enough attention to your child’s sports field?

If you are a parent with children participating in sport, you may be one of many that are concerned with their child’s nutrition, their stress levels, or if they are getting enough sleep. You may be involved with which club sport they are playing with or hope to play for this season, or you are…

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Response to WSB TV Mischaracterization of CPSC Statement

On April 30th, 2015, WSB-TV (Atlanta) released a story titled “CPSC no longer stands by safety of artificial turf”. The statement was driven by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a disruptive lobby group that has taken on a fight against the synthetic turf industry.   The story refers to the 2008 agency article titled “CPSC…

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Winston or Mariota? Former NFL QB Neil O’Donnell Weighs In

Winston or Mariota…the clear topic of discussion between any real football fans at the moment. On the eve of the NFL draft we reached out to former NFL QB Neil O’Donnell to weigh in on the subject.   What are your impressions walking into this year’s draft?   Neil O’Donnell: It will be a tough…

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Searching for the Most Outstanding High School Football Fields

You can’t deny that you love High School football! There is something special about watching aspiring athletes battle it out under the lights, giving their all for their home colors. Inspired by our passion for high school football, we have gone coast to coast searching for the most outstanding High School football fields! Now it’s…

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Piedmont High School’s Field of Champions: Turf Breathes Life into City

This is one in a series of posts showcasing the most outstanding high school football stadiums with artificial turf. Every field has its own story. See the full list Here.   Three days after the Piedmont (Ala.) High School football team lost in the semifinals of the 2011 state playoffs, crews began a complete renovation of…

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Columbus Academy’s Hondros Field: One Major Donation Led to Others

This is one in a series of posts showcasing the most outstanding high school football stadiums with artificial turf. Every field has its own story. See the full list Here.   Leaders at Columbus Academy weren’t planning to replace the football stadium’s grass field at the private, nondenominational PreK-12 school in Gahanna, Ohio. But during a…

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Don Bosco Preparatory High School’s Granatell Stadium: Upholding the Legacy

This is one in a series of posts showcasing the most outstanding high school football stadiums with artificial turf. Every field has its own story. See the full list Here.   When a high school football team is as decorated and revered as Don Bosco Prep’s Ironmen, that team needs a field that lives up to…

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Carrollton High School’s Grisham Stadium-Maddox Track at Historic Trojan Field

This is one in a series of posts showcasing the most outstanding high school football stadiums with artificial turf. Every field has its own story. See the full list Here.   Nobody calls Grisham Stadium-Maddox Track at Historic Trojan Field, nestled in the foothills of west Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains, by its longish full name. For…

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Artificial Turf moratorium fails

Yet another moratorium on artificial turf has failed. This time it’s the city of Concord in Massachusetts. The final vote on Article 4, which called for the moratorium on all public lands, was 454 to 302 against. We have shared the full story below on our FieldTurf Blog or you can see the original Here. Concern…

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Turf Fields Give Alaska Soccer Season an Early Start

For most, the warm spring sun has already melted away the winter snow and has allowed clubs to start practicing on their outdoor fields. However…when you’re the West Valley Wolfpack and reside in Alaska, spring training is slightly more complicated! The new Turf fields at the Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association has allowed the club to…

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10 year old High School Turf Field to be replaced by FieldTurf

At first, you think Brandon Bailey is joking when he tells you about the sinkhole that appeared years ago prior to a home football game at Herlinger Field at Richland Stadium in Johnstown, Pa. But after asking the Richland High School principal and head football coach a couple more questions, you realize he’s serious.  …

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Debunking Seven Common Myths About Artificial Turf

Artificial turf as we know it today — a complete surface system that contains fiber, backing and infill — has been around for more than 20 years. Yet misperceptions still persist. Here are seven of the most common myths about turf, followed by the sometimes surprising reality.   1. Turf is used only for sports….

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California Removes Proposed Moratorium on Crumb-Rubber used in Artificial Turf Fields

California Legislative Committee Removes Proposed Moratorium on Crumb-Rubber Products   Sacramento, California – The Environmental Quality Committee of the California State Senate affirmed the safety of crumb-rubber by removing the proposed temporary moratorium on the use of crumb-rubber in synthetic-turf fields and playgrounds.  State Senators raised concerns that the moratorium created a perception that crumb-rubber…

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High School finds new way to pay for Artificial Turf Fields

The benefits of converting a natural grass field to artificial turf are numerous. Along with increased playability and water savings, a synthetic field offers athletes a safe, durable and performing surface. It’s clear that the long-term investment of converting is beneficial but, for some, the upfront cost can be a difficult hurdle to overcome. A…

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Orthopedic Surgeon Weighs in on the Safety of Turf Infill

Dr. Dev Mishra is the latest in a long line of experts to step forward and weigh in on the safety of  turf infill. The Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University brought up several key points in his recent article “Car Tires and Cancer“. We have shared his article on our FieldTurf Blog below…

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EasyTurf helps transform the Naval Medical Center

EasyTurf joined Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band at Naval Medical Center San Diego Feb. 7 to honor wounded service members and the staff who care for them. EasyTurf transformed the street in front of the hospital into a lush, green lawn for service members and families to kick back and enjoy the Lt….

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Study from CalRecycle shows Crumb Rubber to have NO significant risk to human health

In a recent public statement CalRecycle stated that their extensive research has shown Crumb Rubber to have NO significant risk to human health. CalRecycle is amongst many to come forth with similar findings; A list which includes the State of Virginia, the State of Connecticut and Hematology Expert Abhinav Deol, M.D. We have shared their…

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Disney Parks Unveils EasyTurf Landscape at Magic Kingdom

FieldTurf & EasyTurf are helping revamp one of the most renowned areas of Disney Parks’ Magical Kingdom. Located between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle, the Central Plaza is visited by thousands of enchanted fans each year on their way to see the legendary princess. Amongst the landscaping renovations, sculpted gardens, additional pathways, expanded…

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Why Is Artificial Turf Under Attack?

Michael J. Popke, a parent and professional journalist recently weighed in on Artificial Turf Infill and the recent concerns regarding safety – We have shared his article on our FieldTurf blog below or you can see the original Here.   Why Is Artificial Turf Under Attack? Michael J. Popke Remember when you thought consensus had…

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