By Chase Straw
Athlete performance tracking devices are becoming prevalent in team sports at the professional and collegiate levels. An individual device is small (~3 x 1.5 inches) and usually inserted into a vest that holds it to an athlete’s upper back. They measure several variables regarding athlete performance during competition while on a sports field, such as distance covered, top speed, sprint count, acceleration, and deceleration.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have a poster presentation and talks at a workshop.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have a podcast and several upcoming presentations at regional conferences.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have an article, a conference presentation and an upcoming educational opportunity to register for the Great Lakes of Turfgrass Science Course!
The Turfgrass Science team at the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting held on November 4-7, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Read on for a summary of the wide variety of topics covered by our researchers and be sure to check out the links with the full poster content.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have a seminar recording, a podcast and an upcoming golf industry seminar from the MGCSA!
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have a podcast and two articles!
by Chase Straw
Natural turfgrass sports fields vary in properties, such as soil moisture and surface hardness, due to weather conditions, field construction, field management, and foot traffic patterns from field usage. Because fields are not uniform, natural variation could influence playing surface predictability and require athletes to make abrupt or frequent adjustments that lead to increased injury. A two-year study was conducted at the University of Georgia to determine the influence of within-field changes on ground-related injury occurrence.
The TURF & GROUNDS FIELD DAY is back on the St. Paul campus this year as the University of Minnesota once again partners with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event at TROE Center and UFore Nursery.