Fix 4 fields, not 2: a better plan
THE DISTRICT'S PLAN: Athletic Field Utilization” March 28, 2014 (downloaded from district website)
A BETTER PLAN: Field Usage for the Irvington UFSD "System" of 4 fields
Index of pages
On this page
• 4 grass fields solve the problem: the plan
• Female soccer players & 2015 Women's World Cup
• Field Project Committee Reports & Building & Grounds Committee Recommendations
• Fund balances (district surplus)
• Hastings-on-Hudson vote
• Maintenance requirements & vendor warranties
• Rabbi Mark Shameth
• Surface temperature
• Turf burn
• Websites & organizations
• White Papers
4 grass fields solve the problem
Annalise's Area: Are Turf Fields Causing ACL Tears?
High school athlete on turf: " . . . this plastic grass, which often seems so convenient in poor weather conditions, is actually extremely slippery when wet, leading to less traction and an increased injury rate. In contact with flat-soled sneakers or small spiked turf shoes, this surface is a recipe for disaster in various types of weather."
Cork worker's lung
Female soccer players & 2015 Women's World Cup
An Even Playing Field for the Women’s World Cup
By YAEL AVERBUCH
SEPT. 6, 2014
New York Times
With Turf, Women See Unequal Footing
By JULIET MACUR
AUG. 12, 2014
New York Times
OUCH! Here's Why Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant Don't Want Women To Play World Cup On Fake Turf
Sydney Leroux's legs get plenty of love from Kobe, KD in turf war
ELITE PLAYERS TO SUE FIFA IN TURF WAR
By Doug McIntyre | Sep 26, 2014
ESPN The Magazine
Stars Sue Organizers of Women’s World Cup Over Use of Turf By ANDREW DASOCT. 1, 2014 | NY Times
"Field of Nightmares
The CDC is advising schools that the best way to prevent MRSA is to disinfect common areas, like whirlpools and showers; stop the practice of sharing towels and soap; and encourage frequent hand washing. Players should see trainers about every abrasion, which should be cleaned and covered immediately."
by Patricia Hart
Trust the Center For Disease Control When It Comes to Facts About MRSA and Staph
School Officials: Field Flap Was Key to Hastings Bond Defeat
By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) November 7, 2013 at 11:05 am
Hastings Residents Vote No On $8.1 Million School Bond Proposal
by Danny LoPriore 10/22/13
"Hastings-on-Hudson residents, coming out to vote in big numbers Tuesday, rejected the Facility Project Bond Referendum 1,543 to 1,027."
Hastings voters approve facilities and fields spending
James O’Rourke and Mareesa Nicosia
11:19 p.m. EDT March 26, 2014
"A school facilities and fields improvement plan was approved Wednesday by district voters who opted for millions in spending for districtwide repairs and improvements.
The plan, broken into two propositions, was passed by unofficial vote tallies of 1,040 to 266 and 961 to 271, respectively, district officials said."
Choking the Oceans With Plastic
By CHARLES J. MOORE
AUG. 25, 2014
"Plastics are a nightmare to recycle. They are very hard to clean. They can melt at low temperatures, so impurities are not vaporized. It makes no difference whether a synthetic polymer like polyethylene is derived from petroleum or plants; it is still a persistent pollutant."
Arlington district sues artificial-turf firm for more than $1 million
BY MONICA S. NAGY
Jun. 11, 2014
Reality sets in for field fees
By Nathan Mollat
January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM The Daily Journal
San Mateo's artificial turf field wears out prematurely under "heavy" use
David to artificial turf: Go to hell
By Michael LewisAug. 8, 2007
How Taxpayers Get Fooled On The Cost Of An Artificial Turf Field
by Mike Ozanian | Forbes | 9/28/2014
Wrinkled in Ridgewood
$21K to un-wrinkled Ridgewood's turf field
Board: we didn't know, and we didn't find out ("Mistruths")
Soccer payer Sydney Leroux's legs after playing on artificial turf
Rabbi Mark's blog: Save Reynolds Field
By Rabbi Mark Sameth
Updated October 7, 2013 at 5:47 am
WARNING: explicit video
Cadaver Legs Give New Insights Into Athletes’ Ligament Tears
BY MOSSOP 11.30.10
The Effect of the Shoe-Surface Interface in the Development of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain
Mark C. Drakos et al
Journal of Biochemical Engineering January 2010 Vol 132 ABSTRACT ABSTRACT: [F]our different shoe-surface combinations: group I (AstroTurf-turf shoes), group II (modern playing turf-turf shoes), group III (modern playing turf-cleats), and group IV (natural grass-cleats). . . . Group IV had significantly less maximum strain p0.05 than each of the other groups.
Soccer injuries: Cleat-natural grass combination may be less likely to result in anterior cruciate ligament injury
January 23, 2010
SUMMARY: Athletes put less strain on their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while making a cut on a natural grass surface while wearing a cleat. This is the conclusion from a study that tested the strain placed on the ACL of four different shoe-surface interactions: Astroturf/turf shoe, modern playing turf/turf shoe, modern turf/cleat, and natural grass/cleat.Disconnection of man and the soil: Reason for the asthma and atopy epidemic?
Disconnection of man and the soil: reason for the asthma and atopy epidemic?
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Feb;117(2):334-44.
von Hertzen L1, Haahtela T.
"Our study indicates that none of the fiber-infill combinations tested measured substantially lower in surface temperate than the standard green fibers and black crumb rubber infill systems."
Surface temperatures of artificial turf
"On an average week, Rams players reported two to three “turf burns,” severe abrasions where the skin is rubbed raw by high-velocity contact with artificial turf."
Field of Nightmares
by Patricia Hart
What is turf burn?
"[T]urf burn" . . . develops when an athlete, most commonly a football player, slides an exposed area of skin across artificial turf. Because artificial turf has a lower coefficient of friction than natural grass, especially when wet, the athlete slides a greater distance, thus generating heat and producing an injury that is part abrasion and part burn."
Turf burn at Tumblr
Turf burn at Urban Dictionary
Websites & organizations
SynTurf's library of athlete views
Safe, Healthy Playing Fields Coalition
University of Arkansas Turf Tips Synthetic (Artificial) Turf vs. Natural Grass
White papers & govt studies
Life Cycle Cost - Chapter 10 of the Natural Grass vs. Synthetic Turf Surfaces Study Final Report - Govt. of Western Australia
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