This is your guide to lockdown field maintenance.
As the country slowly begins to move toward reopening from the Covid-19 shutdown, those on the front lines of youth sports — specifically baseball and softball — are stuck in a wait-and-see mode. Left to the mercy of governors in each state, those of us involved understand that youth sports are not considered essential like other parts of the economy. Some states, such as Illinois, have already called off all youth sports for the summer and the governor is now contemplating the fate of fall sports there. No doubt, there will be other states and individual leagues that won’t see any action this summer.
But even if the sport is shutdown, fields will still need to be managed as they are living biosystems that will need attention. So what basic maintenance do you really need to be perform? How will these practices help to maintain or even improve the playing field for next spring season or fall ball?