Your 2016 OSBA Questions Answered

Sportworks Field Design was pleased to participate in the OSBA Capital Conference last month. Not only do we often see dozens of past clients at the events, we love hearing directly from administrators, school board members and district staff about their questions, ideas and success stories. As field and court technology changes and becomes more advanced, each year we hear new questions. Since we know that when one person has a question, there are usually dozens more with the same concern, we thought we would share some of our most common questions and their answers. Below are a sampling: We…

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Extending the life of your field

While a synthetic turf field and track system won’t last forever, some maintenance can help extend its life — anywhere from a few years to many more. Among other services, Sportworks Field Design works with several local school districts to evaluate the turf systems and tracks, giving recommendations on how much longer the owner has before the system needs to be replaced and if there is anything that can be done in the meantime to improve the quality of the field. Through a combination of Gmax testing, measuring infill depths, calculating the overall planarity of the field and microscopic photos…

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Sportworks Adds G-MAX Testing

As concussions caused by sports injuries continue to gain attention, it becomes more and more important for synthetic field owners to complete regular maintenance to ensure that their field continues to be safe for their players. G-MAX Testing In November, Sportworks Field Design added G-MAX testing to its arsenal of field testing tools, allowing schools and other field owners to test the impact of the synthetic turf on players’ bodies and, more importantly, their heads. Some studies highlight ways a synthetic field can be safer for players than natural grass. But over time, as a field gets more and more…

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Roster Update

Sportworks Field Design is thrilled to announce the latest addition to our team lineup. Brad D’Agnillo, a former high school and collegiate athlete brings a players-perspective to our design team having hands on experience with synthetic surfaces and fields from across the country, both on and off the field. Brad’s lifelong love for athletics and his knowledge of design creates a welcomed synergy in the world of athletics and field design. Brad will incorporate his athletic experience into the design process, whether it be the overall layout and flow of an athletic facility to player-surface interaction and preference during competition….

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Field Expert Craig Honkomp Shares Head Games Documentary with Design Team

Recently, a lot of attention and concern has been placed on concussions and head injuries among athletes of all sorts, ranging from little league to professional players.  After attending a presentation by Chris Nowinski, writer of the featured book, and subsequently watching the film, Sportworks Field Design expert, Craig Honkomp came back to the office and shared the 2012 documentary Head Games with the design team.  ”As a person and a father, it was an emotional movie.  As a sports field designer, it was very educational, thought provoking and insightful.  If you have kids, or know kids that play in any sport; not just…

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Sportworks Field Design’s parent company hits the 20 year mark

Kleingers & Associates celebrates it’s 20 year anniversary on February 8, 2013! How do we celebrate such an awesome milestone you ask?…we go out and update our brand and website. Therefore, The Kleingers Group has an official born on date of February 8th, 2013 and we are really excited about writing our next chapter! Beginning with 5 guys in a basement in 1993, we have grown to over 65 people strong and still counting. The brand refresh reflects the continued evolution of the Kleingers story and the growth of our legion of experts. As we continue to engage in cooler…

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Craig Honkomp nominated to serve on the STC Board of Directors

Craig Honkomp has a genuine interest in the synthetic turf community. As a fan of local sports teams, he has spent many days on the sidelines. He has seen first hand how field performance plays a part in team performance and player safety. Most recently, he and the rest of the Synthetic Turf Council’s Performance Guidelines Committee worked to set new regulations for synthetic turf fields to promote player safety. His expertise in the area of synthetic turf has not gone unnoticed by others in the industry. This fall, Craig was nominated to join the Synthetic Turf Council’s 132 member…

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