ASBA 2018 Game Changer Award winners named

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its inaugural Game Changer awards. Winners were announced at the recent Technical Meeting, held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nearly 700 industry members attended the meeting, and the trade show included 60-plus exhibitors.

Game Changer Awards, introduced this year, allowed attendees at the Technical Meeting to learn about nominated products and services in the ASBA Exhibit Hall, and to vote using the ASBA 2018 Technical Meeting mobile app for those they thought best exemplified excellence and innovation in the industry.

Winners were as follows:

Game Changer – Courts and Recreation Division

Laykold Masters Gel – Advanced Polymer Technology

Game Changer – Fields Division

WeatherScape Team Shelter with Mobility Kit – Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.

Game Changer – Tennis Division

Laykold Masters 5 and 8 – Advanced Polymer Technology

Game Changer – Track Division

PVSFS Pole Vault Standard Forming System – Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.

More detailed information on award winners is available through individual companies listed.

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines for tennis courts, sports fields, running tracks and court and recreational facilities, and keeps its members aware of the latest developments in the industry. It also offers voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and sports field construction.

Available at no charge is a listing of all publications offered by the Association, as well as the ASBA’s Membership Directory. For information on the ASBA, as well as on its publications, activities and upcoming meetings, please contact the Association at 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, Maryland, 21050. The toll-free phone number is 866-501-ASBA, the local number is 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website:, or via e-mail at