2014 is off to an amazing start! The STMA Conference in San Antonio was one of the most exhilarating events I have ever had the privilege to attend. New ideas are everywhere. People are excited about new possibilities.
The Grass Field Revolution is Alive!
With the Revolution growing, I am making a professional change to dedicate more to the possibilities of natural grass fields. Starting March 10, I am moving into the role of President at Growing Innovations full-time. Growing Innovations (www.GrowingInnovations.Net) is an education and support firm founded for one mission: Establishing that Grass Fields CAN Take More!
Additionally, I am heading the Grass Stain Preservation Initiative to soon be introduced. This initiative is designed to educate about the possibilities of grass fields at the grass-roots level: coaches, players, parents, and administrators. This blog, Growing Green Grass, will also be expanding to provoke more thought. Growing Green Grass will provide additional free information about the possibilities of natural grass fields to those in need, in particular at the grass-roots level.
Leading the Grounds Management team at Maryland SoccerPlex has been an amazing experience. Over and over again, our SoccerPlex team has achieved the “impossible”. I am proud of how the SoccerPlex organization has been able to re-defined what is possible for high traffic natural grass fields. There is no doubt the team and the facility will continue to improve and grow, and I am excited to be able to continue working with them in an agronomic support capacity.
Next week I am off to Japan to collect and share ideas, followed with a trip to Germany and France the following week as well. Stay tuned for updates sharing the successes with high traffic fields in those countries and join the discussion on creating new possibilities for natural grass fields.