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What should I do if there are divots in a sports field?

If there are divots in a sports field, the players and coaches should be made aware of their location and size. If possible, the maintenance department for the school or fields should be notified and asked to fill the divots prior to the game to help prevent injuries to athletes.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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