Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Loring Arena Framingham, MA

    Play Ball! Prep Now for Game-Ready Ballfields Next Spring

    How you prepare your ballfields in the late fall directly affects your success in the spring. Start with the right plan, add the right materials, use the right equipment, and you can ensure quality play right out of the gate next spring.

    You and your crew will take away tips to effectively organize your maintenance practices, along with expert recommendations on tools and techniques you can put to work now including:

    • Grading
    • Mound & Plate Care
    • Scarifying, Float Dragging, Drag Patterns
    • Edging & Lip Maintenance
    • Moisture Management

    Join us for top notch, practical training at its best and remember - preparations for next year begin before this year ends!

    Our speaker:

    Patrick Coakley, CSFM
    Business Development & Solutions Specialist
    DuraEdge Products, Inc.
    Grove City, PA

    Patrick “Irish” Coakley has more than twenty years of experience in the sports field industry. He was the Sports Turf Superintendent of Ripken Baseball at Ripken Stadium, home to both the MiLB Aberdeen Ironbirds as well as the Ripken Experience Aberdeen.  While there, he took care of not only the professional field, but he also maintaining youth fields that handled upwards of thirty-five hundred baseball games per year.

    Throughout his career in professional baseball, Coakley has managed fields from Pennsylvania down the east coast to South Carolina.  He has been honored with five Field of the Year awards in two different leagues.  This was highlighted by winning both the AA Baseball Field of the Year and STMA Baseball Field of the Year awards in 2006 while with the Altoona Curve.

    With help from:

    Tom Barry, CSFM
    Grounds Manager
    Greens Farms Academy
    Westport, CT

    Andrew Carlisle, CGM
    Director of Grounds
    The Fay School
    Framingham, MA


    7:30 a.m. Sponsor Move In

    8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Muffins/Visit Sponsors

    8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

    9:00 a.m. Educational Presentation: “Prep Now for Game-Ready Ballfields Next Spring” – Loring Arena Classroom

    10:00 a.m. Break/Visit Sponsors/Coffee

    10:30 a.m. Demonstrations – “Ballfield Maintenance” – Practice Field

    12:00 p.m. Visit Sponsors/ Networking/ Lunch 

    Thank you to our sponsors (to date):


Past events

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Summer Webinar, Workshop & Cookout
Thursday, June 02, 2022 2022 VERMONT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 NESTMA Member Meeting & Awards Lunch
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 2022 New England Regional Turfgrass Conference and Show
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 Growth Regulators - WEBINAR
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 Fraise Mowing - WEBINAR
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Fall Turf Day
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Modern Water Management: Do More with Planning
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Summer Re-Run Series
Thursday, March 18, 2021 WEBINAR - How Hybrid Grass Stitching Technology Can Extend the Life of Sports Fields
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 NNEC-ERAPPA WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 WEBINAR - Managing Early Season Turf Pests & Diseases
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 WEBINAR - A Year in the Life of a Synthetic Turf Field
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 NESTMA Member Meet Up & Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020 WEBINAR - Understanding Biofungicides for Turfgrass Disease Management
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 WEBINAR - Prepping Fields to Reduce Winter Injury
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 WEBINAR - Know Your Audience: Strategies for Discussing Pest Management
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 WEBINAR - Effective IPM Starts with Smart Turfgrass Selection
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 NESTMA Webinars - 4 for the price of 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 NESTMA Member Meetup via Zoom - June
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Wetting Agents for Improving Water Use Efficiency
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 NESTMA Member Meetup via Zoom
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Workforce Solutions for New England’s Golf and Sports Turf Industry
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 NESTMA Members' Meeting & Awards Lunch
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 NESTMA February Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 NESTMA Winter Dinner meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 05, 2019 NHRPA/NESTMA Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Summer Field & Turf Education Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Turf Techniques Workshop
Thursday, June 06, 2019 VRPA/NESTMA Vermont Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 NESTMA Annual Meeting & Lunch
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 STMA Conference & Expo
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Fall Workshop Registration
Thursday, October 04, 2018 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Spring Turf Day
Monday, March 05, 2018 New England Regional Turfgrass Conference
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 STMA Annual Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2017 2017 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Fall Workshop
Thursday, August 10, 2017 UConn Field Day
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 NEPA/NESTMA Spring Workshop
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 VT/NH Spring Maintenance Workshop

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