As the demand for good quality football surfaces is increasing around the world, so is the number of initiatives to prepare groundsmen for doing so. Sportsfields.info spoke to educators in Spain, the United States and the Netherlands. While their programme differs, they all have a common goal.
In an attempt to draw the next generation of specialists to the industry of sports field management, the Maryland Soccer Foundation has established a new Sports Turf Institute. The industry of sports field management has high-paying jobs but only has few applicants.