About the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association

Interact with other turf industry professionals by joining the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association. Our turf management association brings together people within the state of Illinois, offering you and others the opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

The membership spans the broad spectrum of facility sizes and athletic programs, providing sports turf managers and other employees with access to individuals working under similar conditions. Together you can discuss problems and exchange ideas and solutions relevant to your situation.


Let us provide you with information about the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association. We are an organization of individuals with common goals and concerns regarding sports turf. The membership includes professionals from all segments of the sports turf industry, including:

  • Schools

  • Park Districts

  • Youth Leagues

  • Pro Teams

  • Commercial Vendors

In our organization, professionals from the industry work together as a team to improve sports field maintenance in our state. Our members carry a wide variety of professional titles, including:

  • Athletic Director

  • Superintendent

  • Coach

  • Grounds Manager

  • Technical Representative


Organized in 1990, ILSTMA is dedicated to promoting the education of athletic field managers in the state of Illinois. The organization is run by a nine-person volunteer board of directors and an executive director.

Our board works to improve the tangible benefits to members. In addition to workshops and discounted registration fees, the ILSTMA website contains resource information, member highlights, job opportunities, equipment resale/requests, and much more.

ILSTMA members are offered opportunities to better themselves through:

Contact us today to find out more about who we are and what we do.We proudly serve professionals from all segments of the turf grass management industry throughout the state of Illinois.