Members of CFSTMA manage sports turf facilities ranging from professional to recreational throughout the State of Florida.
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.”
David Nowakowski, CSFM - Territory Manager at Harrell's, LLC. The Sports Turf Industry is a special group of professionals. It is one where all are willing to share ideas and help fellow Sports Turf Managers. CFSTMA brings together all of these managers to share ideas, visit different types of sites and learn from University Professors and Industry Professionals. Being in the Sports Turf/Green Industry for 20+ years, I have always felt in order to further our Sports Turf Profession, having more Certified Sports Turf Managers in the work force is imperative. Becoming a CFSM is not a credential to add to your resume, it is a responsibility to increase the professionalism of our industry.
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Meet the Board
Joe Gasparini, CSFM
Orange Country Parks & Recreation
Rob Julian NFL SFM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Steve Wood, CSFM
City of Ocala, Recreation & Parks
Volusia County Parks & Recreation
David Nowakowski, CSFM
- CoolToday Park spring training home of the Atlanta Braves, hosted 40+ Central Florida Sports Turf Managers. The attendees where treated to an informative tour by …Read More
- The Central Florida Chapter of the Sports Turf Manager’s Association (CFSTMA) held its summer chapter meeting at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University June 21, 2019. Leslie Whitmer, …Read More
- The Central Florida Sports Turf Managers Association (CFSTMA) partnered with host site Lake Jem Farms, CEU speaker sponsor Sod Solutions and lunch sponsor Everglades Equipment …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