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Sports Turf Managent

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    SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT

    COURSE CODES 5655

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Sports Turf Management course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the Sports Turf Management career field. The principles and practices involved in establishing, managing, and maintaining grassed areas for recreational purposes are studied.

    Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with analyzing problems and developing site plans for athletic fields; establishing, fertilizing, irrigating, and pest management control of grassed areas; operating and maintaining machinery and equipment; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. The instructor will select units of instruction based on a local needs assessment.

    This course is a component of the following Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathways:

    ; Horticulture

OBJECTIVE:

    Given the necessary equipment, supplies, and facilities, the student, upon completion of the prescribed number of instructional hours, will be able to successfully complete the following core competencies.

Credit: 1 Unit

Recommended Prerequisite: Turf and Lawn Management

RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK:

    Turfgrass Management Interstate / Prentice Hall

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Landscape Lawn Care and Golf Course Management CD National Council for Agricultural Education

Sports Fields: A Manual for Design, Construction and Maintenance - Wiley

Advisor’s Guide to the FFA Student Handbook

UNIT A Developing Leadership Skills in Agriculture

    Lesson 1. Planning and Organizing an FFA Meeting

    Student Learning Objectives:. Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following

    objectives:

     1. Explain how to plan a meeting and develop the order of business.

     2. Describe how to set up the meeting room.

     3. Explain the parliamentary procedure used in an FFA meeting.

    Lesson 2. Developing an Awareness for Your Community

    Student Learning Objectives:. Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following

    objectives:

     1. Describe the meaning and importance of community service.

     2. List and identify community service organizations.

    3. Explain how FFA members can be involved with community

     improvement and development.

    Lesson 3. State FFA Degree

    Student Learning Objectives:. Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following

    objectives:

    1. List the requirements for the State FFA Degree.

    2. Explain how a FFA member can obtain the State FFA Degree.

UNIT B Supervised Experience in Agriculture

     Lesson 1. Keeping and Using SAE Records

    Student Learning Objectives: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following

    objectives:

     1. Explain how SAE records are organized.

     2. Identify the procedures to making entries in the SAE records.

     3. Explain how to summarize and analyze the SAE records.

     Lesson 2. Making Long Range Plans for Expanding SAE Programs

    Student Learning Objective: Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following

    objectives:

    : 1. Identify the factors that should be considered in expanding an SAE program.

     2. Explain how placement and ownership SAE programs may be expanded.

UNIT C The Sports Turf Industry

    Lesson 1 Career Opportunities in Sports Turf

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

    1. Identify the career opportunities in the sports turf industry.

    2. Be able to describe the job responsibility of any sports turf crew member.

    3. Understand the training requirement to be a professional in the field of sports turf.

    4. Use the web site: www.greenindustry.com.

    Lesson 2 Types of Sports Fields and Management

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

    1. Identify the three main types of sports fields.

    2. Explain the three critical features in sports field management.

    2. Describe the dimensions of a football field, baseball field, and soccer field.

    Lesson 3 The Turfgrasses Used for Sports Fields and the Management

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

    1. Identify the four major turfgrasses used for sports fields.

    2. Learn to describe the major characteristics of each sports turfgrass.

    3. Understand the use of different turfgrasses for different sports fields.

UNIT D Sports Field Construction

    Lesson 1 Establishment

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

    1. Identify three basic types of sports field construction

    2. List the steps needed for establishing or renovating a field.

    3. Identify some specific aspects of construction needs for football, soccer, baseball and softball fields.

    4. Explain how a sports field should be prepared for planting.

    5. Describe the methods used to establish sports field turfgrasses.

    6. Explain why cool and warm season grasses should be established at certain times of year.

    7. Properly read a label to ensure that you are purchasing the highest quality seed, sod and sprigs.

    8. Calculate an area and the amount of seed and fertilizer needed for a sports field

    9. Use a rotary spreader and a drop spreader.

    Lesson 2 Use a Surveyor’s Level

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

    1. Identify all the equipment used in this surveying activity.

    2. Correctly set up a tripod for mounting an instrument.

    3. Securely and correctly mount a survey instrument on the tripod.

    4. Level the instrument.

    5. Accurately read a leveling rod using the instrument.

    6. Layout and flag a course to survey.

    Lesson 3 Laying Out the Sports Field

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

    1. layout a 3-4-5 triangle.

    2. Use an automatic level, plumb bob, measuring tape and leveling rod to locate corners of a

     sports field.

    Lesson 4 Determine Size and Slope of the Sports Field

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

     1. List the officially recommended dimensions of a high school soccer field, football field and

     baseball field

    2. Using a tape measure, measure the dimensions of your high school athletic fields.

    3. Using a leveling rod and automatic level determine if the fields are properly graded for the best

     drainage results.

UNIT E Turf Care Practices

    Lesson 1 Fertilizing

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

     1. Describe the types of fertilizers used on sports fields.

    2. List 13 nutrients required by turfgrasses.

    3. Describe the basic fertilization process for sports fields.

    4. Explain the parts of a fertilizer label.

    5. List the characteristics of fast release and slow release fertilizer.

    6. Explain how to avoid fertilizer burn on turfgrasses.

    7. Explain the pros and cons of fertilizer / pesticide combinations.

    8. Calibrate and use both rotary and drop type spreaders.

    9. Make calculations necessary to buy and apply fertilizers.

    Lesson 2 Watering

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

     1, Discuss how turfgrasses utilize water.

     2. List the factors that must be considered when planning a turfgrass irrigation program

     3. Identify the visual symptoms exhibited by turfgrasses under water stress.

     4. Identify methods to measure soil water content.

     5. Explain how pan evaporation measurements can be used to determine irrigation amounts.

     6. Test an irrigation system to determine its delivery rate and distribution uniformity.

    7. Explain the differences in the drought resistance of various turfgrasses.

Lesson 3 Mowing

    Student Objectives, Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:

     1. Explain how the physiology and growth of