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Greater Libertyville Soccer Association

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Apr, 2018

Turf Project Update

We are extremely excited to announce that the Turf Project continues to move forward at our projected pace.  At the time of this announcement, final grading to the base system and concrete curb is being completed.  The turf has been ordered with anticipated delivery the week of April 16th.  Once it is delivered it will take 3-4 weeks for installation.  We are anticipating the turf be ready for use by mid-May with landscaping and other ancillary projects finalized this summer.  The details of the turf and the project are the most exciting and this is something that every member of the GLSA club and community will be proud of.   First off, we chose a turf with a ‘root zone’ technology, this is a short thatch of turf close to the ground with longer blades coming up through it.  This style of turf will closely mirror the growth of a natural surface and therefore play more like a natural surface.  In addition, the root zone technology holds in the rubber pellets to minimize ‘splash’, what is visible to the eye and what players take home with them.  The height of the turf is 1.5 inches as opposed to 2 or 2.5 inches like other fields. The shorter grass length will mean faster play which will increase the level of play and development of our players as they train on the surface. Secondly, with the assistance of a grant from US Soccer Foundation, we are able to install a 20mm shock pad underneath the turf.  The shock pad will lessen the force of trauma hitting the turf, thereby minimizing concussions, lower leg injuries and body fatigue.  In addition, because we are able to install this pad, we can put ½ inch less of rubber pellets onto the field, once again minimizing those issues.  Lastly, there are 21 FIFA Approved artificial turf fields in the United States – we will be added to that list shortly.  GLSA continues to be a leader in the soccer community!!

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30080 Technology WayLibertyville IL 60048 
   

Email Us: gwessel@glsa.org
Phone : 847-984-2897
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