There is no real 'offseason' for the Maryland SoccerPlex grounds crew. However, the winter is a slower time due to the fact natural grass will be dormant, but there are still practices and various things that must be done to ensure that when the spring season rolls around we can be sure to have high-quality fields.
Our grounds crew team decrease to just our full-time staff around mid-December once the fields are closed up and growth blankets are put on all the fields. Throughout the winter the grounds team will use the little bit of down time they receive to clean up around the shop, trim trees and clean up landscaping around the park, and service any equipment that may need it. The main task our crew tends to in the winter is snow! They will pre-treat the sidewalks and parking area around the Discovery Sports Center, and if necessary they will help clear the areas of snow as well!