NFLPA President JC Tretter: Artificial turf is causing surge in injuries

Sports and Risk

It’s what makes the game exciting. With risk comes the thrill of an ever-growing passion and fanaticism towards the game. It’s the excitement that keeps you on the edge of your seat or encourages a standing shout at your TV as if you were on the 50-yard […]

By |2023-10-23T13:25:55-06:00October 22, 2020|Football, Impact, Injury, News, Now Trending, Safety, Technology|0 Comments

A Discussion of Rotational Resistance & Traction in Artificial Turf: Part 1

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A Discussion of Rotational Resistance & Traction in Artificial Turf: Part 2

Photos by UT Center for athletic field safety. Video by FieldTurf

Virginia Soccer Association Plans Renovation with Brock USA

“Matt Lacey and the board members of VSA should be commended for the amount of time and effort they spent educating themselves about the new and different options available. By selecting Brock ShockPad/17 and BrockFill, they are not only showing their commitment to providing the safest and […]


After seven years of festivals, events, youth programs, and of course, seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the surface that handled all that weight and traffic will be replaced. While the turf must be replaced at Highmark Stadium due to wear and tear, the design of Brock’s […]

By |2023-12-06T16:11:15-07:00June 17, 2019|Injury, News, Safety, Shock Pads, Soccer, The Latest|0 Comments

The Artificial Turf Debate: Why do Athletes prefer natural grass?

Studies have shown most athletes prefer playing on quality natural grass fields. The most notable and public disdain for artificial turf comes from the US Women’s National Soccer Team. Shortly after their victory in the 2015 World Cup, the team cancelled a match at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii due to […]

By |2023-12-06T16:38:29-07:00May 29, 2019|Injury, News, Safety, Shock Pads, The Latest|0 Comments

Research & Logic Concludes: Shock Pads = Safer Fields

The Whole System

Infilled artificial turf was a significant step forward in our attempts to replicate natural grass, but that innovation is already 25+ years old, and science has pressed onwards. The turf industry has created thatched systems, developed new infills, weighed the benefits of slit-film and monofilament turf styles. One […]

By |2023-12-06T16:20:32-07:00April 23, 2019|Concussions, Impact, Injury, News, Shock Pads, The Latest|0 Comments

Bibb County High School Student-Athletes and Coaches Eager to replace old field

The Ed DeFore Sports Complex, used by 12 Georgia High Schools, is getting a big upgrade going into the new year. The old muddy field is being replaced with an artificial turf featuring Brock PowerBase/YSR. This investment helps the school better instill a sense of pride in their student […]


Shock Pads are here to stay.  Our friends at Sports Turf Company, Inc. published this fantastic article highlighting key things parents, coaches, and athletes need to know about the fields they’re playing upon. The article provides a brief history for the innovations in turf, but also highlights current safety standards […]

By |2023-12-06T16:46:06-07:00October 29, 2018|Concussions, Impact, Injury, News, Safety, Shock Pads, The Latest|0 Comments
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