three points of safety
CONSISTENCY AND STABILITY IS WHAT ATHLETES WANT AND DESERVE
RECENT NFL AND NCAA STUDIES FOUND A HIGHER INCIDENCE OF LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES (ANKLES AND KNEES) ON ARTIFICIAL TURF WHEN COMPARED TO QUALITY NATURAL GRASS. Now is the time to make a CHANGE.
Rubber infill can cause the foot to rock and slide, leading to less stability through the movement.
showed a 27% increase in surface-caused lower extremity injuries on artificial turf versus natural turf.
showed a 2.9 times higher incidence of PCL tears on synthetic versus natural turf.
* NFL: 2012-2016, all 32 NFL teams
NCAA: Study published in 2019 by the American Journal of Sports Medicine using data from 2004-2013 seasons, data included 3+ million subjects.
grip & traction
In a study conducted by Colorado State University & Biomechanics, more foot movement and longer cleat release time were seen on the turf with crumb rubber vs. turf with BrockFILL. In separate testing at the University of Tennessee, artificial turf with BrockFILL showed traction forces similar to high-quality Bermuda and Kentucky Bluegrass natural turf.
Cody Fagan, Athletic Director & Head Football Coach
Whitesboro High School athletes and coaches talk about the excitement of having a new Brock surface to play on. The new surface will improve grip and traction as well as help mitigate large impacts with the turf.