Any company can claim to offer safe turf products.
Keeping your athletes safe has and will always be our first
priority. Every day, we push the boundaries of research
and innovation to engineer the most advanced artificial turf
systems in the industry.
While no sport can ever be completely injury-free, we
continue to find new ways to reduce the risk and severity
of injuries. Our focus on safety has led to numerous injury-reducing
innovations and improvements. As a result, we have
the products and experience to help you provide the safest
playing field possible for your athletes.
Independent multi-year research validates our efforts to
provide you and your athletes with the safest field possible.
FieldTurf systems led to:
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Fields without pads led to:
When are shock pads recommended?
There are some situations where a shock pad is highly recommend. When installing light-weight infill systems, common with alternative / natural infills like cork, coconut and/or olive, there isn’t enough material in the system to provide the necessary shock absorption. To meet the needed industry safety requirements, a shock pad is added under the system to provide the adequate performance.
Systems with >9 lbs per square foot of infill compared to all other infill weight surfaces led to:
ACL Injury Rate per Team Games Played:
Achilles Tendon Injuries:
When analyzing the rates of achilles tendon tear while comparing ground surfaces (grass and artificial turf), we revealed no significant difference in tear rates.
One Season of Division I Play
No difference in injury risk on natural grass and artificial turf in elite professional soccer athletes.
Skin Abrasions Due to Sliding on Playing Surface
No evidence of more skin related traumatic injuries when a slide was performed on artificial turf compared to natural grass.
The overall rate of injury on artificial turf was “noninferior” — or equivalent — to that on natural grass.
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NCAA soccer players who practice on natural grass have increased risk of ACL injury (8.67 times more likely) compared with the risk of those practicing on an artificial surface, regardless of sex or NCAA division of play. No difference in risk of ACL injury between playing surfaces was detected during matches.