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Many people turn to our association for guidance on synthetic turf. Together with our members, we have taken a leadership role in creating industry standards and guidance. The STC Resource Center provides technical guidelines, suggestions for funding a field, marketing brochures and lots more information – all available for download without charge.


Technical Guidelines »

The Synthetic Turf Council created these FREE comprehensive documents to help owners, users and others with their selection and maintenance decisions for:

  • The Essential Elements of Synthetic Turf Systems
  • Maintenance of Infilled Synthetic Turf Sports Fields
  • Crumb Rubber Infill Used in Synthetic Turf Fields
  • Considerations When Buying Synthetic Grass for Landscape Use
  • Synthetic Turf Performance
  • Minimizing the Risk of Heat-Related Illness
  • Removal, Recovery, Reuse and Recycling of Synthetic Turf and Its Systems Components

Independent Research »

Education is an important focus for the STC. That's why we actively collect research and studies from third-party organizations about synthetic turf and its system components under the following topics:

  • Player Performance & Risk of Injury
  • Environmental & Health Risk of Synthetic Turf with Crumb Rubber Infill
  • Heat
  • Staph / MRSA

Benefits of Synthetic Turf »

In response to requests from consumers, members, athletic directors and municipal officials, we created two attractive documents to help showcase the numerous benefits and latest thinking of synthetic turf:

  • Synthetic Turf 360º: A guide for today's synthetic turf
  • Synthetic Grass 360º: A guide for today's landscape and recreation solutions

White Papers & Presentations »

The Synthetic Turf Council actively collects white papers and other technical presentations on a variety of topics within the industry on over 20 different topics, such as:

  • Base construction
  • Heat
  • Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Selection and installation
  • And much more!

Videos on Testing Methods »

It is important to appreciate that a synthetic turf playing surface is a complex piece of engineering made from a number of different components that together perform as one system, while also providing the required levels of player safety, field performance, and durability. This series of videos describe the various testing methods recommended by the STC.


Concussion Management »

While concussions can occur in any sport, recognition and the proper response can help prevent further injury. Awareness and basic understanding of the symptoms, responses, and data on this issue are critical for players of all sports.


Funding Strategies »

Recognizing that raising funds for synthetic turf fields has become more challenging in light of the economic conditions of the past few years, the Synthetic Turf Council has created new tools for prospective buyers. It includes fundraising tips, advice demonstrating the viability of the project, educational materials and a presentation template to help your group move forward with its dream of obtaining a synthetic turf field.


Glossary of Terms »

Available in English and Spanish, this glossary is available to better understand the technical terms used within the synthetic turf industry.

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