Turf Field Guidelines

Turf Field Allocation Guidelines


To establish guidelines which help determine the allocation of field space on synthetic turf fields in Fairfax County to ensure that community use of these fields is scheduled in an equitable manner and that as many youth and adults as possible have the opportunity to participate on these fields. These guidelines do not supersede the scheduling provisions in Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for synthetic turf fields that have been developed in partnership with organizations through community resource contributions.


An organization’s estimate of hours requiring turf field use per week will be determined by the following formula: (organization participation / total participation of all organizations) x total available turf field hours per week. Using that total estimate of hours, NCS will attempt to schedule organizations accordingly on turf fields within their geographic area. It should be noted that implementation of this guideline will have no impact on the overarching Fairfax County Field Allocation Policy, as each organization will only be allocated the total field space (synthetic turf + grass) that the policy regularly provides. Hours scheduled to groups that have MOUs governing their allocations will be counted towards their turf field allocation. Groups that contribute financially to the development of a turf field after December 1, 2008, will have 50 percent of their assigned time on the field they contributed to count toward their turf field allocation.

Specific hours will be designated for adult participation and will not be counted toward the total available turf field hours for youth organizations. Adult organizations’ allocations of turf fields will be determined in the same manner, using available hours designated for adult use.

Endorsed by the Fairfax County Athletic Council, June 21, 2007
Amended, November 19, 2008

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