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Friday, November 22, 2013
Landscape Paver Stone Large Design Layout Solutions
Paver Stone Design for a Circular Drive Way
Landscaping companies are being asked to install designs using paver stones. How can you implement a very large detailed design, say 60 foot diameter, and ensure it will come out based on the original CAD/PhotoShop design?
One solution is converting the design into a flexible custom sheet plastic stencil. Initially all the paver stones are laid out in the landscape/driveway/patio. The flexible stencil is then stretched out over the paver stones and the design is traced onto the paver stones. The stencil is removed. Then each stone is removed and cut based on the marks. The different colored stone pavers are also cut based on the markings after the lines are transcribed. The cut pavers are then replaced into the landscape, the infill is worked into the gaps, possibly with vibrating machines to improve the settling. And your design is completed in the paver stone landscape.
Another solution is overprinting the design on engineer paper using a scale that is appropriate for your situation.You then replicate the grid on the pavers stones using string/twine, say ever 1 foot, thus a one foot square grid. Referring to the scaled printed image you identify the intersections on the string grid. Using straight/curved edges and a marking pencil/pen you connect the crossing on the string grid onto the paver stones. Once done, pull the string lines and begin pulling and cutting paver stones.
Please consider Tru Mark Athletic Field Marker to speed up the stone paver layout design by manufacturing a custom flexible stencil. Send us a good quality image and we can provide you with a price quote.The particular design shown above was ordered and completed by manufacturing 1/4th of the design, approximately 27' x 27' of sheet plastic. The customer after marking 1/4th of the paver stone area, rotated the stencil 90 degrees and completed the markings. Offset markings were used to align the stencil relative to the 3rd curb ring at the center of the design. This particular landscaping customer in Rhode Island stated, "Template worked perfect!!".
Breast Cancer Awareness Month--Cancer Ribbon Path Painting
Cancer Awareness Ribbon Painted Path
October is breast cancer awareness month. There will be numerous events in your area. Please participate is some way. Innovative organizers are adding cancer ribbon painting to their awareness and fund raising events. These inexpensive marketing tools help bring more attention to the events and add color to the event's surroundings.
Many customers are finding the pink aerosol chalk application works well for temporary marking on surfaces such as sidewalks, synthetic turf fields, and other pavements. The aerosol chalk is applied just like aerosol paint, dries typically in 30 minutes, and is removed with water or broom/brush/foot action, no cleaning agenet required.
Standard units are made with high quality vinyl coated polyester windscreen fabric.
Standard colors are Dark Green and Black. Other colors available.
SIZE: 5’ Width x 6’ Height only.
Mix-in Units available in Widths: 10’, 15’, 20’, 25’ x 6’ Height.
Technically Speaking and How and Where to Use It
Individual 5 ft. wide Ballasted Windscreen units are attached to chain link fence only along their tops, and the units are installed alternately on both sides of the fence.
The bottom of each section has a sand-filled PVC pipe inserted thru its entire width in a triple-reinforced pocket.
Engineered to provide just the right amount of ballast to hold the weighted windscreen unit in a vertical position during lighter, tennis-playable winds, but it automatically opens up to let higher velocity winds flow thru, significantly reducing wind stress on the fence.
Each 5’ wide section exerts a minimum of 15 pounds of vertical vector force, providing the correctly engineered amount of ballast to offset excessive unit billowing in normal sports-playable winds.
When constant wind velocities exceed 25 mph, the Aer-Flo Ballasted Windscreen system provides a progressively increasing degree of wind force relief thru a series of opening “wind gates”, those units on the fence side in the wind direction.
Sections that suffer the greatest exposure to high winds, use 100% Ballasted Windscreen units.
Sections that have moderate exposure to high winds, mix in non-ballasted individual units of 10’ – 25’ so that 50-70% of section is covered by alternating Ballasted Windscreen.
For lower wind exposure sections, mix in non-ballasted units so that 20-40% of section is covered by Ballasted Windscreen.
For protected fence sections rarely exposed to high winds, use 100% Aer-Flo non-ballasted windscreen for a perfect match.
Normal position: In calm to low winds. The subtle, two-tone color effect from alternate side installation of 5’ wide units is exaggerated here.
Storm position: In higher, non-playable winds, BALLASTED units open to allow damaging winds thru, PROTECTING FENCE & WINDSCREEN.
Self Tie-Up feature: Built-in hook & loop strips at top allow one person to roll up and secure entire unit in less than 30 seconds. SAVES COSTLY LABOR TIME.
Windscreens Shipping Costs-- Windscreens are shipped by LTL common carriers unless otherwise noted. Please contact us for shipping costs base on the windscreen size and linear feet. Additional shipping costs will apply to orders for shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. The customer will be contacted before proceeding.
How Many Soccer Field Intersections Need to be Staked for Line Marking
When marking a soccer field (world football) for the first time and subsequent seasons how many points or intersections should you be staking? Here's my quick calculations and why these are staking points for pulling a string line when marking a football field.
"Mandatory" staking points
4 - Four primary corners of the soccer field playing boundary, a "squared" field
8 - Goalie Box line both ends of the field (each corner of the box)
8 - Penalty Box line both ends of the field (each corner of the box)
2 - Midfield Line, at the Touch Line
2 - Penalty Kick Spot
3 - Center point of field, Center of each goal 27 - Subtotal
"Optional" staking points
2 - Halfway Line Flag
4 - Coach and Team Area, each corner, 10 foot off the touchline at 30 feet between each area
4 - Media safety zone, 12 foot off the sideline from four major corners
4 - Hash Mark, behind the
8 - Photographer Line, varies from 15' to 18' behind End Line
4 - Spectator Line, 20' from Touch and End Line 26 - Subtotal
How Many Football Field Intersections Need Staking for Line Marking?
When marking a football field for the first time and subsequent seasons how many points or intersections should you be staking? Here's my quick calculations and why these are staking points for pulling a string line when marking a football field.
"Mandatory" staking points
4 - Four primary corners of the football field playing boundary, a squared field
4 - Goal line on both sides and ends of the field 36 - Each 5 yard line on both sides and ends of the field, 9 x 4 (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45) 2 - 50 yard line both sides 4 - Midfield hash mark, cross hash, both sides and both ends, different distances for high school (53' 4"), college (60'), pro from the sideline 50 - Subtotal
"Optional" staking points
4 - 9 Yard Mark, 27' offset from the sideline to top of the Sideline Numbers 4 - Coach / Bench Player zone, 6 foot off the sideline at 25 yard line mark 4 - Media safety zone, 12 foot off the sideline from four major corners 4 - Optional sideline number pylons
4 - 4 inch hash mark offset from the sideline to support 5-yard lines and 4" x 24" hash mark 20 - Subtotal
Stake All Integrated Marking Whisker and Plastic Stake--Suggested Use
A prospective customer asks, "I some questions about your stake all integrated marking whisker and plastic stake. I was wondering if they came in any different sizes besides 6 in? Also are they reusable."
unit is basically designed for one a one-time use. The hard plastic
stake will last indefinitely while the marking whisker will fade in
color over time due the UV exposure.
The lip that holds the marking whisker is not that durable where if you
pulled on the whiskers you would likely break the lip and leave the
stake in the ground. A ½” diameter rod is used to drive the plastic
stake into the turf/ground. I would not recommend directly hammering the
stake into the ground as this lip would not likely survive multiple
hammer contacts. The unit could be pulled out of the ground with a
clamping tool, however I suspect the plastic body would likely crack
given two much force.
The marking whiskers are a standard 6” in length but can be easily trimmed to a shorter length (e.g., to the height of the grass) with a standard hand clipper/side cutting tool.
We’ve had over 20 customers representing over 150 sets of 5 per package Stake Alls. We’ve not received one negative comment on the operational use or durability of this product.
With busy schedules sport field marking operations staff save time by using the product without having to take time to mix, then dilute with water and finally remix. Just mix/stir the product, if at all necessary, once the paint lid is removed and now you are ready for the application using a walk-behind or self-propelled field marking unit. Just open the lid, ensure the formulation is well mixed, possibly remix before use , then use right out of the pail or pour into another paint container. I use a paint paddle connected to an electric or cordless drill for remixing operations.
A customer's special field marking requirements can now be met with many vibrant colors, especially for custom field stencil painting and multi-use fields that are being used by two or more sport activities during the same time of year. Being able to quickly apply different colored lines on the same sports field helps reduce the overall time in field marking operations.
Since this product is latex based it is easy to cleanup after. This product can be diluted to a ratio of 1 to 1 for those practice fields where high visibility is not as important while trying to improve on overall cost savings.
Titan Powrliner Spray Shield Accessory for all Speeflo Line Stripers
Powrliner Spray Shield Assembly
After over two years Titan Tool has come out with their Powrliner Spray Shield assembly that will fit all Titan Powrliner liner marking units, and many other line stripers on the market. When Titan Tool introduce the Powrliner 550 and 850 into the turf line marketplace the one feature they lacked was paint or spray shields to ensure a crisp line no matter the grass or terrain conditions.
The unit is easily installed with a standard clamping bracket mounted off the horizontal rod that holds the unit's spray gun assembly. This accessory will be an effective after market item and with the initial line striping unit purchase. As with many paint/spray shield assemblies this will support sports field marking operations no matter the height of the grass as well as different line widths. Even in high wind conditions this spray shield will work well for pavement striping operations to reduce drift.
Sports Field and Yard Stencils for the 4th of July and Cancer Awareness Celebrations
Do you have a special event coming up and would like to make a "splash"? Check out our Featured Products for those
upcoming summer and fall events, July 4th celebrations and different cancer awareness
months. Our custom stencil Patriotic Star with Aerosol Paint or Chalk package is a favorite.
We do offer mixed case orders, just add a little extra time for handling purposes. For example 4 cans each of white, blue, and red. I would suggest paint an all white background and then over painting the blue and red to help the colors stand out. So maybe a 6 white, 3 red and 3 blue can order will work better for your facility and event.
A recent customer of theirs tried to connect with the company but was unsuccessful. If you are a Fox Valley paint customer please consider Tru Mark Athletic Field Marker variety of aerosol paint products for your field marking requirements. Our pricing, especially a multiple case order, is very competitive and delivery times are as quick as anyone in the industry. All aerosol products are shipped by ground transportation. Express delivery service is not available due to the compressed gas in the cans and restrictions by the airline industry.
Soccer Practice Guides for Coaches of Different Aged Players
How do you help coaches with little soccer knowledge and coaching experience to be confident and successful? One way is to provide coaching aids such as activity guides that they can use to help organize practice while providing useful skill development drills.
The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced its latest coaching resources with three age-specific practice activity guides. The three guides — for the U6-U8, U-10 and U-12 age groups — give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment. The practice activity guides can be very beneficial to those new to
coaching youth soccer and act as a useful resource for experienced youth
Each resource covers multiple types of practice activities, from warm-ups and individual training to small-sided and group games. The exercises are tailored to meet the cognitive and physical characteristics of each age group.
The guides each contain individual activity descriptions with accompanying coaching points, so coaches are aware of what to watch for during each exercise. With 20 sessions broken down in each guide, there are more than enough activities to meet the needs of any youth soccer season. US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities (2 MB PDF)
- Provides a list of varying characteristics of Under-6 and Under-8 players in regards to sports.
- How to play Small-Sided Games with “large” rosters.
- Activities focus on individual soccer skills that build on one another. US Youth Soccer Under-10 Practice Activities (2 MB PDF)
- Provides a list of characteristics of Under-10 players.
- Advice on how to connect with the youth athlete. US Youth Soccer Under-12 Practice Activities (1.6 MB PDF)
- Information on inserting tactics into training.
- Activities geared toward development and decision-making.
Two(2) Can Aerosol Paint/Chalk Line Striper Benefits
Why is a two(2) can inverted aerosol can line painter more beneficial than a single can aerosol athletic line striper? There are several reasons that an organization would consider a 2 can line striper to include additional versatility, time savings, better paint coverage, and crisper looking lines. Let me explain in more detail.
A two(can) aerosol can line field striper provides the sports field marking staff the option to use either one or two cans. For example, to improve coverage for a game field a two can operation is performed while a practice field needs a more economical one(1) can application.
Time savings for the athletic field striper operation is achieved through better coverage on one pass versus going over the same line twice. The field marking staff may be able to walk at a quicker pace with the 2 can operation while applying a quality line.
The two offset (versus vertical) aerosol cans held by the chassis provides much better turf grass coverage which typically is needed when the grass is mowed in different directions causing the grass blade to lay over. This two can application generates a crisper line due to the grass blade being covered on both sides also increasing longevity of the painted line.
I would suggest that the two(2) aerosol field line striper will provide a much better quality line when aerosol chalk is used for temporary field marking requirements on synthetic turf fields. We are finding more youth sports associations are using city/school facilities but not allowed to use removal field marking paints nor do they have ready access to airless line striping equipment. Thus for a weekend tournament the two(2) can aerosol line striper with aerosol chalk of different colors (white, yellow, blue, red) is a inexpensive and effective solution. The aerosol chalk once it dries performs just like traditional powdered chalk so foot traffic, broom action, and water removes the product, no special cleaning solutions, equipment, or additional time.
Lacrosse Field Markings on Football and Soccer Field.
What does the field look like when you stripe a lacrosse field on an existing marked sports field? This has become a common question for a lot of sports clubs that are playing on fields that were installed for other sporting events. What colors should you use? Is there any hard and fast rules on the color of lines? What are other facilities using, especially on the synthetic or artificial surface sports fields?
Each state high school sports association may have designed color schemes in their by-laws when marking fields that are used for multiple sports. Tru Mark for the most part has seen only white lines for football fields, yellow (or possibly black) for soccer, blue and red lines for lacrosse are very common. Once the athletes understand the colored markings there seems to be little problem with distinguishing the boundary lines for their particular sport.
Typically most high schools will have the football field lines sewn into the artificial turf surface, possibly soccer field lines as well in a different color, typically yellow or in more recent cases black. More club and youth sports associations are wanting access to these synthetic turf venues. Facility managers are trying to balance the needs with the operations and maintenance of these facilities. Some facilities are using permanent and removable paints (such as Tru Mark TrailBlazer formulations, Rally Day removable and Solar Trail permanent) to support these other sporting events while others want a more temporary and less resource intensive product that doesn't require a lot of cleaning and paint removal. This has lead to the introduction of aerosol (DuraStripe Chalk) and liquid bulk chalk (Tru Mark SwitchBack Double Play liquid chalk) solutions.
To help with laying out a lacrosse field, man and women, no matter the size request a copy of the Lacrosse Field Layout Tool. It is a MS Excel template with formulas to calculate the distances from the center and two end points on the field.
Baseball/Softball Baselines Without Powdered Chalk!
Are you tired of running out of powdered chalk while doing your baselines, pitchers circle and home plate boxes? Are your foul lines building up a raised surface in the outfield? How can I chalk a line quicker by not waddling behind the chalk marker? Are you trying to reduce the amount of chalk so it isn't dragged all over the infield or baselines? The chalk is discoloring and caking up my infield mix, how can I prevent this? What are the professional baseball team doing to overcome these problems?
Well the Minnesota Twins when their new field was completed invested in a Model EZ-70 field marker in 2010 and began using SwitchBack Ground Boss field marking paint to "chalk" their lines using diluted bulk latex paint and this low volume low pressure 12-volt diaphragm pump technology. The Twins facility staff heard from the Washington Nationals about the unit they purchased in 2009. The Twins field maintenance staff found that there was less over use of "chalk" thus reducing the infield mix contamination. The bulk latex paint since it was biodegradable was not causing problems with the infield mix water retention properties. The lower pump pressure was not creating a dust cloud when applying the diluted paint and once the paint dried the lines were bright white under lights with a higher percentage of the titanium dioxide in the formulation.With the 3-wheel deck construction and the paint shoe and nozzle applicator just outside the rear wheel the operator was still able to eye the string line and walk comfortably with the balanced unit and handlebar assembly. Around home plate the unit could be easily maneuvered to complete the batter and catcher boxes.
This same configuration using SwitchBack Double Play, liquid bulk chalk diluted 1 to 1, is an ideal temporary field marking solution for both indoor and outdoor use on synthetic turf sports fields. Once the liquid chalk dries it preforms like powdered chalk with foot traffic and/or water removing the material from the turf fibers. No cleaning agent are necessary to remove Double Play.
Salvation Army Kroc Center Field Marking Suggestions--Natural and Turf Fields
Customers come up with some very good questions and many of these apply to other users of field marking equipment and paint supplies. Here's a good representative series of questions from a Salvation Army Kroc Center with both natural grass and synthetic turf (in doors) sports fields.
"Could you give me some info on these products? We have 2 Soccer fields and a turf indoor field. would these products be what we would need to have them painted, or appropriate to what our needs may be. I don't know much about them and need to know if its something we would actually need. would I actually need the heavy duty gas powered one or do you think i would just need the little push one. How about the paint would that paint work? How would we go about removing the paint from the Turf Floor? On the soccer fields, would the be sort of swept away when it rained? Just some questions I have about these products before I order them. Thanks you again for working with us on these various items."
And here's our response based on an earlier reply that included field marking equipment and paint/chalk applications.
The Graco FieldLazer S100 can apply both diluted (bulk liquid chalk) and the removable synthetic turf paint (no dilution). The S100 produces sufficient pump pressure to apply the undiluted paint (maybe with a little water, 8 ounces per gallon at most) as well as diluted field marking paint/chalk for outdoor use.
Depending on the staff support and cleaning equipment I would recommend the aerosol or bulk liquid chalk for the indoor facility, especially if you are playing many different sporting events with different dimensions. Although you would be lining the fields more often you will not have the scrubbing activities to remove the paint.
The customer came back with further background.
I do need to clarify that our turf field is indoor. We will not be able to use water to get the paint up is there another option. our indoor field is right next to a basketball court and the water would not be a viable option for this. We have 2 outdoor fields. We dont have any seasons planned at the moment but we could have tournaments or such things in the future and would like to be able to provide for those. We will also have various camps in the summer and if its just a bunch of kids playing on it we wont really need to spray new paint on for those, So we should only need a limited amount but in the future we will need more. just trying to get an idea of how everything is going to work for the future. Our outdoor fields are: Soccer Field East: Playing Field 224.5 X 360’ = 80,638 Sq. Ft. -w/ 20 ft. safety zone increases to 105,585 Sq. Ft. Soccer Field West: Playing Field 209.5’ X 344’ = 72,124 Sq. Ft. -w/ 20 ft. safety zone, increases to 95,875 Sq. Ft. Our indoor field is: 75 X 100 =7,500 Sq. Ft
So knowing more about the facility and the expected use the following was provided to help the customer understand better his cost benefit analysis and return on investment.
Given what you explained on the indoor facility I would recommend a chalk solution, either/both aerosol and bulk liquid chalk. These lines can be removed by foot traffic or broom action, no water necessary (you might use a shop vacuum to help pick up the dust).
A standard soccer field with penalty and goalie boxes is just over 3,000 linear feet. Since the indoor facility is less than one third the size thus less than 1,000 linear feet of lines. Each aerosol can will cover 200 linear feet, so for you need approximately 5 aerosol cans each time you line the indoor field(s). We do offer colors in the aerosol chalk besides white, to include blue, yellow, and red.
If the first priority is the indoor facility and if you are concerned about initial costs then I would recommend the SSAT aerosol striper and aerosol chalk. I would suggest the SSAT, $200.00, Aerosol Chalk, 8 cases of white (12 lining operations) ($55x8= $440) Aerosol Chalk, 2 cases of yellow ($65x2=$130) Aerosol Paint for outdoor use, white (10 cases x $55.00=$550.00) Subtotal $1,320.00 + $16.95 S&H Total $1,339.95.
From a longer term investment strategy you should consider the Graco S100 with purchases of the SwitchBack Double Play liquid chalk (indoor use) and Ground Boss (for outdoor use). [This solution would also support the TrailBlazer Rally Day removal paint solution for the indoor use. As part of paint removal with Trail Wash and water you would need to use a shop vacuum to pick up the rinse water.] S100, $2,400.00, Double Play, 4 (5-gallon pails) x $100.00 = $400.00 Ground Boss, 4 (5-gallon pails) x $100 = $400.00 Subtotal $3,200.00, S&H $66.95 Total, $3,266.95.
Football (Soccer) Field Markings for South America
Titan Powrliner 850
Out of the Box
Without Paint Pail
Are recent inquiry by phone asked for more detailed information on football (soccer) field markings on a synthetic turf surface in South America. Our phone connection and translation efforts were not the best so we provided a response by email.
I’m going to refer to several website pages to help answer some of your questions. Also for translation purposes you can copy my text into the follow Google Translator webpage to convert the language.
Field marking paint for synthetic turf applications is a special formulation to help the paint adhere to the nylon, polyethylene, or polypropylene fibers. The fibers need to be clean prior to painting.
We look forward to hearing from you in the near future. We can provide you with shipping costs for the 5-gallon paint pails. You should plan of 60 pounds per pail (27 kg) . Each gallon of paint will cover 300 linear feet (3.8 liters cover 91 linear meters).
Painting Circles, Arcs, and Creases on Sports Fields Using Eazy Crease
Saving time is saving money in most cases and that is especially true for volunteers and coaches that are short on coaching time yet need to get sports field marked for practice and games. Tools typically are designed to save time, reduce fatigue, and save money which is what Eazy Crease does many times over.
Eazy Crease consists of a plastic covered cable with loops at appropriated distances for particular sporting events, a stake with a loop to hold one end of the cable and a clamp at the opposite end of the cable to hold an aerosol can in an inverted position. Insert the stake, select the appropriate loop for hold the cable, and insert your aerosol can and you are making circles, arcs and crease. Check out the video below using Eazy Crease for a women's lacrosse field.
Graco FieldLazer Spring Promotion was announced for customers making purchases from March 1 through July 15, 2013 and submitting a Graco FieldLazer coupon with invoice postmarked on or before July 31, 2013.
For the FieldLazer S100 a customer has the opportunity to receive 4 Free RAC 5 Striping (LL5xxx) or Stencil (286xxx) Spray Tips. This is a value up to $160.00.
Titan PowrLiner Speedflo Spring Marketing Promotion, good through April 30, 2013
Titan Tool recently released a spring promotion for customers making purchases between March 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013. Promotion values range for $230 for the PowrLiner 850 to $1,021 for the PowrLiner 4950. Also included is a 2 for 1 purchase, buy one TR2 spray tip and receive another for free.
For holding down custom flexible stencil we recommend folding the corners and the inserting the staple through the double sheet. For larger area stencils staples my be needed in the interior of the stencil, especially during windy conditions. The sheet plastic strength is normally not harmed by the small holes made the staples, nor do they significantly increase the opportunity for tearing.
These landscaping staples work well for holding in place sports field tarps and protective covers. One leg of the staple is inserted into a grommet and the other leg is pushed down outside of the tarp or protective cover.
Custom Soccer Field Stencils--Keeping up with Football
Over the years we have received more requests for the manufacture of custom field stencils replicating logos for painting on soccer fields. The soccer programs may not have had the history or booster club support as football in the past. But in some school systems there is a trend where high school soccer programs are becoming just as important to school spirit as the historic football programs. This is translating into the upgrade to playing field and the areas surrounding the field with visual effects such as painted logos.
As school systems continue to search for revenue to support their programs, many schools are allowing advertising to be placed on the field or on the sidelines of the playing field. Booster clubs are looking for multiple revenue streams to help with fund raising. We are seeing more volunteers helping with field marking operations with the use of aerosol and bulk latex paints (easy to clean up) that are non toxic to the environment and the equipment becoming simpler to operate and maintain.
A recent request called for two logos, one for boys and another for the girls team along with school lettering. These stencils were painted on the home field side of the field straddling the center line.
“Thanks, everyone has raved about how good the field looks. We have had a great reaction to them and the players really like them which is why we wanted to purchase them. It was hard to get a good photo of the entire thing because it is so wide.”
SALADO Lettering, 4' x 25’, SOCCER Lettering, 4' x 25’6”
Track Pits and Sand Boxes Protected by Vipol™ Open Mesh Material
Aer-flo continues to introduce innovative products for the sports turf industry using their Vipol open mesh vinyl coated polyester material.
The newest introduction includes the Landing Zone™ ballasted pit covers for long and triple jump pits. The material is the same as the Sideline Turf Protectors, but includes a vinyl wrapped galvanized steel chain perimeter to keep it in place. Your sand stays where it belongs, in the pit, protected from wind, animals, and children. But rain, sun, and air penetrate the material, eliminating water pooling and mold.
A football sideline tool was recently released to help with special team organization. The Huddle Zone™ Special Teams Mat, 9' x 15', with 3' x 3' marked areas for player positions and wind weighted ballasted using galvanized chain border are sure to help coaches minimize penalties and unscheduled time outs. Light weight and flexible to allow for transport to away games.