2018 Events:

  May 15, 2018:
  Field Maintenance Clinic
  sponsored by the Chicago Cubs
  at Wrigley Field
  10:00 a.m.

  May 15, 2018
  MPAC Composting for
  Sports Fields Webinar
  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  July 19, 2018:
  Vendor & Education Field Day

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ILSTMA Workshops 

Vendor & Education Field Day - July 19, 2018  

Location to be determined.  Keep checking back for more information.

Winter Workshop 2018 - Minooka High School

                       ILSTMA Legends Panel

 Past Workshop Photos

Winter Workshop  - Minooka High School

Northbrook Park District wins the Field of the Year Award 

Scott Gaunky accepts the President's Award

Tom welcomes everyone to the workshop

Fall  - Waukegan Sports Park

Greg Petri describes challenges overcome to build the Sports Park 

The Western suburbs were well represented

Examining the turf

Summer 2011 - Vendor Fair, Schaumburg

Learning about new turf technology

Line painting demo

Winter 2011 - Irrigation Workshop, Oak Brook

Live product demonstrations

A packed house!

Hands-on learning


Summer 2010 - Northwestern University, Evanston

Attendees get tips on mound maintenance at Northwestern's baseball field.
ILSTMA members inspect Ryan Field as the Wildcats prepare for their fall football season.
Coach Pat Fitzgerald gives kudos to Northwestern's sports turf crew and talks Big 10 football.



Summer 2009 - Vendor Fair, Lake Forest

The Vendor Fair is a great place to test out the latest turf care equipment.

Attendees learn about new products and services to make their jobs easier.

Fueled by a delicious breakfast, participants head to the vendor booths.



Spring 2009 - Road Ranger Stadium, Rockford

Workshop participants ask questions about the equipment used to maintain the field.
ILSTMA members learn about the construction of the stadium and the best practices used to maintain it.
It was time to get dirty with a hands-on reconstruction of the bullpen mound. 


Spring 2008 - Irrigation Workshop, Wheeling

In small breakout groups, attendees got personal training on the workings of irrigation components.
A presentation of trends in the irrigation industry helped members prepare for the future.
Participants spent two days learning how to optimize the impact of irrigation systems on their facilities.


Summer 2007 - Lippold Park, Crystal Lake

Sports Turf Managers learn about the facility
and the challenges overcome during its construction.

Participants got to experience the unique
all-synthetic turf baseball fields.