Track and Field Articles
Shade Structures: Staying out of the Sun
The public knows to guard against harmful sun exposure, but the options to do so may be confusing. Here are some suggestions.
Camp Business, July 2012
Facility Management: Incorporating Tracks
How to select the correct surface for your facility
Sports Field Management, May 2012
Get a Game Plan
A coach wouldn't send players out onto the field without a game plan, so why would the maintenance team start the system without a roadmap of how to tend the grounds?
Park & Rec Business, May 2012
Laying the Groundwork
Get your camp's sports facilities ready for the coming year.
Camp Business, May 2012
Growing Interest in Lacrosse: It's Coming Soon to a Field Near You
Lacrosse fields may be designated or multi-purpose, but you'll want them to work their best to keep pace with this popular sport.
SportsTurf, May 2012
Overuse and Neglect
Golf cart paths aren't as showy as your greens, club house or other aspects of your facility, but they can make your players' experience great (or not so much). Here are some design and maintenance tips.
Landscape Architect Business, April 2012
Park and Rec Business, March 2012
Shedding some light on the maintenance of your camp's sports facility lighting.
Camp Business, March 2012
A Community Comes Together
Putting together a competition-level facility on a limited budget isn't easy. Learn how one school did it.
Athletic Management, February 2012
Light Up the Night
Energy-efficient ideas for extending the playing day in your sports facilities.
Landscape Architect Business, December 2011
Running your event well from start to finish
Understanding how track and field meets and other running events are put together lead to the success of your competitive event.
Sports Destination Management, May/June 2011
Incorporating Tracks: Options and Maintenance
A field encircled by a track takes some extra design and upkeep considerations. Learn about them here.
Sportsfield Management, May 2011
Rolling Out A Good Cycling Event
Want to make your next cycling event, whether it's a recreational touring ride, or a competitive race, an outstanding success? Find the right venue using information from the experts.
Sports Destination Management, March/April 2011
ASBA Indoor Track of the Year Award Winner (pages 18-19) and Outdoor Track of the Year Award Winner (pages 28-29)
American Track & Field, Winter 2010/2011
(An overview of the sports facility construction industry and the vital role ASBA and its members have played through the years)
Association Profile: American Sports Builders Association, December 2010
(page 45 of digital issue)
New Track Certification Documents are now Available
ASBA developed new track certification documents; this is a preview as to how they work and in what circumstances they are appropriate
American Track and Field, Winter 2010
All-Access Pass: Creating Seating Opportunities for Spectators of All Abilities
Going beyond the ADA requirements to create handicap-accessible seating to make your facility welcoming to all
Athletic Management (weekly blog: October 25, 2010)
Creating a Level Playing Field for all Athletes
Sports Turf, August 2010
How to pick the perfect facility for your bicycling event
Sports Destination Management, July/August 2010
Managers of community associations, condos and apartments need to know what to do to keep their basketball courts and walking trails safe and usable. Here are some top tips from the pros.
Common Ground, July/August 2010
Crossing the Finish Line with the Right Venue
Selecting a facility to host track and field events means having a knowledge of the sport. Here's what you need to know to emerge a winner at your event.
Sports Destination Management, May/June 2010
No-Fault Construction: Look beneath the surface when choosing a sports facility contractor
A tennis court isn't a parking lot. A running track isn't a sidewalk. An athletic field isn't just a patch of grass. It takes know-how and expertise, as well as industry experience, to build one. Picking a contractor should be handled with care. here's what to look for.
Athletic Business Magazine, April 2010
Track Construction: Track Touch-Ups
What are the signs of an aging track and field facility, and what can you do to reverse the process?
American Track & Field Magazine, May 2009
Track Construction: Track Touch-Ups
Seasonal maintenance of your track needs to be kept on a schedule for best results. Here's what to do and when to do it.
American Track and Field, May 2009
What you need to know about modern running tracks
These aren't your father's tracks. Today’s track surfaces may look alike but they can vary greatly in terms of construction, surfacing, drainage, etc. Ultimately, factors such as site, budget and intended use influenced the selection decision. Here is an overview of the essentials, including the components of a track, how they come together, and the best strategies for maintaining the facility as a whole.
Sports Turf Magazine, May 2009
ASBA's Track and Field Award Winners
The winners of the annual award program show excellence in design, construction and use.
American Track & Field, Spring 2010
Good Field Drainage Starts with Construction
Drainage might not be the sexiest topic in the world, but it's one of the most essential, and the first thing you should be considering with regard to a turf field. Discussion of various systems, their pros and cons.
Sports Turf Magazine, December 2009
2009 ATF U.S. Athletics Calendar, ASBA Award Winners
Here's a look at all the award-winning track and field facilities, plus a comprehensive list of the track and field related meetings, meets and gatherings to be held in the coming year.
American Track & Field, February 2009
Bellarmine College Preparatory Athletic Field
Meet one of the ASBA's outstanding sports field facilities, and see why this multi-tasking field that exceeds all expectations is the perfect fit for a school that grooms its students to be a part of the larger world.
American Track & Field Magazine, December 2008
Track Facilities Resource Guide 2008
Design. Construction. Maintenance. Field Events. Repairs. Here's everything you need to know about track and field in one place. It's the first-ever one-stop-shop for all your needs.
American Track and Field, November 2008
Winter: Time to Repair and Rejuvenate Your Track
The runners aren't running. What can you do to keep the track in shape?
American Track and Field Magazine, May 2008
Working with Design Professionals
When do you call in a professional and why? Here's what a design professional can help you accomplish while the ideas are still on the drawing board.
American Track & Field Magazine, Winter 2008