VIRGINIA SOCCER TRAINING CENTER ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS WILL LEAD THE WAY IN NEW TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA. April 28, 2015
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association announced today that they have begun installation of two artificial turf fields at the Virginia Soccer Training Center this week that will help lead youth soccer in terms of innovative technology and safety.
The two new artificial turf fields will be the first in the State of Virginia to utilize Infill-Pro Geo an organic in-fill manufactured by Limonta Sport. Since being introduced in 2004, Infill-Pro Geo has been utilized in over 200 soccer pitches in Europe including the AC Milan Training Center. In the United States, several fields, including two in Maryland have been constructed using Infill-Pro Geo. This organic infill keeps the field surface up to 80% cooler in hot weather than other infill products, it is recyclable, odorless (no off-gassing), provides superior foot stability, optimal shock absorption and has excellent drainage characteristics. The infill contains a patented formula using all natural ingredients like cork, rice husks and coconut husks. Infill-Pro Geo will be used in conjunction with AstroTurf GameDay Grass 1.5 Extreme over a Brock SP 15 Shock pad which has been proven to diminish sports related turf injuries.
VYSA Executive Director Phil Summers commented “We are pleased to be able to utilize this innovative organic infill product to insure that our two new artificial surface fields at the Virginia Soccer Training Center provide the safest and best performing playing surface for our members”.
The two new fields are being constructed by Sports Construction Management and will be completed sometime in June.
About the Virginia Soccer Training Center: The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC) www.vysatc.com is owned and operated by VYSA and is one of the finest soccer training facilities on the East Coast. Situated on 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, the facility boasts nine FIFA regulation fields including a small stadium. The facility will be the future home of VYSA’s State offices and indoor training facility.
About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association: The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), the VYSA Academy Program, Coaching Education and more.