Members of CFSTMA manage sports turf facilities ranging from professional to recreational throughout the State of Florida.
Meetings with CEUs are located in rotating regions of Central Florida.
Six Membership Types
We are an inclusive organization and offer a membership category for anyone interested in learning more about sports turf field management.
Central Florida STMA shares reciprocal membership privileges with both the North Florida STMA and the South Florida STMA
It’s the Perfect Fit
Central Florida Sports Turf Managers Association members are local sports turf professionals who share practical and research based maintenance practices to maintain high quality and safe playing fields. CFSTMA is one of three Chapters in the State, with the North and South Chapters. All State Chapters have reciprocal memberships agreements. Joining one Chapter allows participation in all State Chapters. The State Chapters are affiliates of the national Sports Turf Managers Association. Joining the national STMA doesn’t entitle membership to the State Chapters.
Member Spotlight - Certified Sports Field Managers
Stephen Wood, CSFM , Sports Turf Manager with the City of Ocala for a little over nine years. I came from the golf course industry, being a Superintendent for over 20 years. The City of Ocala has eight sport facilities located across the city. Sizes range from a single youth baseball field to multi field complexes. Membership and participation in the CFSTMA is very important for many reasons. Educational, sharing experiences with other members, visiting other sites, and keeping current with the industry, are just a few that’s comes to mind. I believe membership is so important that I include our entire sport turf staff.
Daniel Thomas, CSFM - Head Groudskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium & Buck O"Neil Complex. "Becoming a CSFM isn’t just another feather in the cap. It signifies all of the hard work and dedication to our craft. It is something to be very proud of as a leader in the industry. Through the STMA and regional chapters such as the Central Florida STMA, we are given an outlet to teach and lead others starting out in the world of sports turf.”
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Dale Croft, CSFM
Orange County Schools
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Volusia County Parks & Recreation
Joe Gasparini, CSFM
Orange Country Parks & Recreation
David Nowakowski, CSFM
- We had 30 plus members attend an informative presentation from Dr. Phil Harmon Extension Specialist from the University of Florida IFAS Department of Plant Pathology, …Read More
- CFSTMA wanted to recognize those sports turf managers in the State of Florida who hold Sports Turf Managers Association CSFM designation. Combining years of practical …Read More
- It was a beautiful spring day for more than 150 sports turf professional and commercial attendees at Central Florida Sports Turf Managers Association 6th Annual …Read More
What Our Members Are Saying
CFSTMA is a great professional organization for the sports turf industry. Offering incredible opportunities of networking, obtaining CEU’s, innovative and topnotch educational programs while providing demonstrations in the latest forms of equipment. We are all in this together and we are all the key to exchanging ideas and sharing the wealth of knowledge – CFSTMA has help make this happen! CFSTMA has been a driving force for our city in building a better sports complex!Mark D. Miller | City of Apopka | Athletics Complex Manager
CFSTMA is a very engaged and active chapter that has provided great benefits for me. It provides connections with other turf managers in the area, idea sharing at meetings, and great continuing education.Matt Bruderek | Head Groundskeeper | Orlando City Soccer Club