Aim:

To assess the pitch against the standards set out by the FA.

Method:

Visual inspection or formal assessment using Performance Quality Standards (PQS).

Timing:

Anytime.

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

  • Poor standard pitch/s.
  • Loss of play due to poor surface conditions.
  • Loss of revenue.
  • Poor use of resources.

Equipment:

  • Visual.
  • Basic Hand tools.
  • PQS tables.

Practical Tips:

Plan your assessment before the end of season so you can plan for the pitch renovation.