Field Inspection

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Many things can make a field unsafe for play, represent a potential injury to players or put volunteers and spectators at risk. The following are just some of the potential hazards to look for and remedy:

 

Playing Field Conditions

  • □  Water saturated, wet, slippery playing field or goal area

  • □  Dry, hard playing field

  • □  Permanent hazards (move playing field):

    • □  Sprinklers

    • □  Utility Access covers

    • □  Pipes/faucets

    • □  Drains

  • □  Debris (cleared before each game)

    • □  Broken glass

    • □  Rocks, gravel

    • □  Bottles or Cans

    • □  Pencils, Pens

    • □  Trash including paper

  • □  Bikes/toys too close to touchlines

  • □  Gopher holes, large divots or bumps

     

    Surrounding Areas

  • □  Walls, fences, concrete edging too close to playing fields

  • □  Poles/posts

  • □  Trees, shrubs protruding into field of play or too close to touchlines

  • □  Playing fields so close to each other that players, stray balls and spectators enter games in play

  • □  Coach, player, spectator seating areas too close to touchlines

  • □  Field equipment from other sports like backstops, football sleds, infields

  • □  Parked cars

  • □  Standing water – West Nile, mosquito breeding ground

  • □  Industrial chemical exposure