Schools Countywide Skip Key Turf Field Safety Test

The fields can get so hard, one turf industry veteran said that without the right amount of infill cushioning, the fields can feel like “the equivalent of frozen Earth or concrete.”

There’s a way to measure the hardness of a turf field. It’s called a G-Max test and, with heightened awareness of the danger of concussions in recent years, the NFL began performing a G-Max test before every game to make sure its fields are safe for players.

No such protections are in place for the majority of students who play on…

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