from Sports Turf Magazine 

A detailed research article from the trade magazine of the Sports Turf Industry.   From the article…

“Traffic is one of the dominant stresses that all actively used sports fields face. Traffic leads to soil compaction that eventually results in a loss of vegetative coverage on primary play surfaces, and unsafe play conditions. Ideally, all maintenance programs are designed to maintain turfgrass quality and coverage after establishment, but more often is the case that turfgrass quality declines as the play seasons progress.”  Read more here

The research presented focuses on Kentucky Bluegrass type turf.  Compaction is the biggest enemy of soils and compost top dressing provides benefits here and Naturcycle has a number of top dressing quality and specific composts around New York State for your use.