The S.L.I.D.E. - Youth Baseball Podcast
08 – Patrick and Mark from DuraEdge

We’re welcoming Patrick and Mark from DuraEdge in this episode. They are here to talk about the importance of having a safe playing surface for sports and how to minimize injuries on the field.

DuraEdge does field renovations from Little League all the way up to MLB. They have an infield mix that is currently on 26 out of 30 MLB fields, which balances moisture level and bounces while also repelling water.

As a nationwide company, DuraEdge has plants across the country that uses its proprietary recipe to provide infield mix across the country. Patrick and Mark take us through what it takes to get a DuraEdge field renovation and what common issues they see.

The two then talk about why it’s just as important for Little League athletes to have a good playing surface as it is for MLB players. It’s irresponsible to let kids play on a surface that can impair their play and put them in danger of injury. Your field doesn’t have to look like Yankee Stadium, it just needs to be safe.

It’s also important to understand the differences in field upkeep versus your lawn. A groundskeeper has a significantly different skillset than a general landscaper. Patrick and Mark take us through the easiest way to upgrade your field and create a starting point with DuraEdge. Then, they explain the differences between synthetic and natural surfaces.

With a well-maintained field, not only will you save money long-term, but you will ensure greater safety for your players. That’s something you can’t put a price on.


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