Have you ever visited another soccer facility and picked up some great operational tips?
Tru Mark Athletic Field Marker visited the Portage Soccer Complex at 4422 Bishop Rd., Portage MI 49002
. This community facility has been well designed and maintained with excellent field drainage, a central building for registrations, meetings, concessions and facility operations and maintenance, and hard surface parking with curbs. Field operations are primarily conducted by some dedicated volunteers, the ones I met were Vern Genisio and David Rice.
The Portage Soccer Complex
is home to Portage Soccer Club
and the AYSO Region 74
. The complex has expanded with access to additional fields next door and a new indoor complex, Portage Soccer Zone
With delivery of a Tru Mark self-propelled Model RS-500F Vern Genisio is incorporating another time and supply saving tool to his operations. He mentioned that the complex had invested in a new tractor to handle their aeration duties as well as their new pull behind mower. They recently invested in a deep tine aeration with sand top-dressing service to help with a two fields that weren't draining as well as expected.
More recently the soccer program has incorporated the use of field marking whiskers (white)
to mark all the soccer field intersections that are used for staking, pulling string, and the line striping. They have included different colored marking whiskers to mark a field within a field.
Storage is always a challenge at most sport facilities. The Portage Soccer Complex has some well thought out and installed tools to help with their daily operations and year around storage requirements. From soccer goal nets to tool storage the facility personnel have integrated some space and time saving features.
Check out Vern's many Portage Soccer Complex facility operational and maintenance tools and equipment
Review some additional images of the Portage Soccer Complex and the RS-500F Field Marking Operations. See how easy the unit is filled with field marking paint, the foot pedal operations, the floating paint shoe assembly in action, and "making a straight line in less time".
Please share your time saving tips and tricks.