The Institute


The Institute of SportsField Management is the industry’s hub promoting field safety and the sports field profession at large. A comprehensive collection of resources covering all aspects of operations is available to match the growing responsibilities of SFMA members, as they advance to facility managers. From technical resources covering natural turfgrass and synthetic surfaces to professional development and management resources, the Institute promotes a shared vision by contributing best practices and insights for the greater good.

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Hot Topic: National BMPs

SFMA’s National BMPs, Best Management Practices for the Sports Field Manager: A Professional Guide for Sports Field Management , can be found Here! The BMPs provide chapters and our membership at-large with the tools and resources to document solid environmental practices for legislators, regulators, employers and community constituents. Although members have been following excellent practices, this program validates those and positions the Sports Field Manager as a strong steward of the environment, which will aid in educating decision makers.

Featured Education

Conference Education Sessions

2023 SFMA Conference education sessions were recorded and are available for purchase. If you were a full conference registrant, your access instructions were emailed to you. If you would like to purchase conference education sessions, please CLICK HERE. The full conference package is $149. Single sessions are $20. Sessions were audio recorded and synchronized with PowerPoint presentations. The Library is accessible on portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, and other tablet devices.

Safety and Maintenance Checklists

Field maintenance may be suspended or limited depending on your location due to COVID-19.  SFMA has safety and maintenance checklists available for you to utilize when fields become accessible.  Use these resources to be sure turfgrass and non-turfgrass areas at your facility are safe for athletes to return to play.

Baseball/Softball Safety and Maintenance Checklist

Football/Soccer Safety and Maintenance Checklist