Mondays are one of the busiest days for our turf crew! There are many different tasks that must be done on Mondays. The grounds crew will begin their day by break down each field. To break down a field they pull all the goals, benches, and trash cans off the field. The goals must be locked up to ensure they stay secure throughout the week. About half the crew will be clearing the fields off and picking up trash so the other half of the crew can come in behind them and do what is called a "clean-up mow." This mow helps the grass get back to true length of cut height, while helping repair any divots along the way. As the crew is mowing they are also keeping their eyes out for any other issues on the field as well, such as faulty irrigation, or any discoloration indicating the need of nutrients. The crew is always sure to start with the field that the Spirit will be training on (generally field 10) that Monday so they can also get a fresh paint on the field before the Spirit begin practice. After they are finished with the Spirit training field they work throughout the rest of the SoccerPlex.