Hillcrest and Franco Turf
Turf Field Etiquette and
Rules of Use
internationals Soccer Club (OISC) is very fortunate to have access to wonderful
turf fields at Franco and Hillcrest. This has occurred through a long-term
partnership with both school boards. It is imperative that every OISC member
and user of these facilities does everything in their power to make this
relationship with the school board and the neighbors a perfect union. Since the
carpeted playing surface must last for 13 years and we will be a principle
user, it is imperative that we ensure that it is properly maintained and
The use and
maintenance of turf fields are completely different that natural grass fields
and they must be respected. The
following are turf field etiquette and rules of use for these facilities that
will allow us to optimize the life expectancy of the playing surface and work
with the both schools and neighborhoods to ensure peaceful co-existence at
on Turf Fields;
or beverages (other than water) is allowed on the artificial turf field.
chewing gum or tobacco is allowed on the artificial turf field.
smoking is allowed within the gated areas of the turf fields.
flames, fireworks, welding, etc. are banned from the gated areas of the turf
bicycles are allowed within the gated areas of the turf fields.
sharp metal cleats (as used in baseball and golf) are allowed on the turf
hard tires are allowed on the turf field. (including equipment cases and
No vehicles, trailers, tractors, or any vehicle of any sort is permitted
on the field without the expressed permission of the OISC
vehicular parking is allowed on the turf field.
football cages or tackling racks are allowed on the playing field.
pegs are to be used to hold down any item on the turf field.
sharp sports objects are allowed on the turf field (javelins, darts, pegs of any kind)
liquid chemicals or lubricant fluids are allowed on the turf field.
animals are allowed on the turf field other then service dogs.
activities using sticks or clubs on the playing surface are prohibited (i.e. field
hockey, cricket, golf, etc
only has access to the turf field facilities on regular school nights starting
at 6:00 PM, if there are school activities on the playing surface, no OISC
player, parents or coaches must enter the playing field until 6:00 PM.
to entering the turf playing area, ensure that your shoes are free of all dirt
and debris. Clean all dirt off your
shoes prior to entering the turf area..
regular shoes, grass cleats or artificial turf cleats are allowed on the
playing surface. High healed shoes are
not allowed on the turf field.
and food refreshment stations for players shall be off the turf field on
adjacent paved areas. Teams using
partial field areas must move off the playing surfaces to consume food and
refreshments other than water during their sporting activities.
are prohibited on the turf field. They
should only be used on the adjacent paved surfaces.
and canopies shall only be erected on the paved or natural grass areas adjacent
to the turf field. Tents shall be
secured to adjacent fencing or grass areas with pegs.
climbing and/or perching on soccer nets, fences, trees, utility shed,
transformer or football goalposts.
post netting and corner flags shall not be removed from the gated areas. Corner flags and full field nets shall be put
back in place at end of sporting activity if moved.
adjacent areas to the playing field shall be kept free of litter, debris, mud,
dirt and oil and chemical spillage.
Please pick up all debris while within the facility (regardless if it is
your or others). Use trash and litter
containers to eliminate debris adjacent to areas of the turf field.
Areas and Entrance to Facility;
officers will ticket anyone in Fire Lanes or illegally parked.
to the turf field will be controlled though one main access point.
OISC members must park in the Hillcrest parking lots and not on the
OISC is playing, our parents MUST park in the SOUTH parking lot with only the
coach and equipment manager parking in the NORTH parking lot. We should be
excellent hosts and allow our visitors the closer parking spots.
ensure that you park in a designated parking area.
park on any natural grass area or on pedestrian sidewalks. (you would not like it if someone parking on
your lawn, neither does the school board)
park on Dauphin Road.
park in a circulation route posted with “No Parking” signs and restrict
At Hillcrest H.S. there is ample parking
located on the south side of the school.
Please use this lot when the north lot is full.
all bicycles and other motorized vehicles outside the gated areas of the turf
at Franco is only on the East Side
of the school, entrance from Smyth road, near the Ball Diamond.