PitchPower - How it works

From setting up your account through to submitting and receiving your assessment report, this page will guide you through the PitchPower process.

PitchPower works best on mobile. If you need to do it on your desktop, please make sure you use a compatible web browser such as Google Chrome, and not Internet Explorer.

PitchPower home screen

1. Set up your PitchPower account

Complete from the comfort of your own home

  • Using your mobile, sign up here
  • Find your organisation from the dropdown list
  • Locate the ground(s) you maintain
  • Add all the pitches you maintain at the ground(s)
  • To get ahead, have to hand:
    • Details of the maintenance equipment you currently use
    • Your annual budget for maintenance/renovation
    • List of standard maintenance activities you carry out
    • Info on training courses you've completed 
    • Pitch cancellations/usage info
  • Once you've signed up, you can add the shortcut to your mobile phone homescreen from the 'settings' section. This will give you access to your PitchPower account at the touch of a button.

Top Tip - We recommend you complete all of Step 1 and read our FAQs before going out onto the pitch.

2. Carry out your pitch inspection

  • Head out to the pitch. Make sure you have a spade or a soil sampler, a tape measure and a camera phone with you.
  • Using your phone, go to PitchPower and sign in to complete a pitch inspection 
  • Complete an inspection for the pitches you maintain at your ground. If you have up to 6, you need need to complete an inspection for each. If you have more, please see here

TOP TIP - More than one of you can complete pitch inspections at the same ground. To do this, just get them to create their own PitchPower account and make sure they choose the same Organisation as you. 

PitchPower assessment report

3. Submit your info and receive your report

  • Submit your completed inspection before the window deadline 
  • The Grounds Management Association (GMA) will review the information and assess the quality of your pitches
  • You will receive an assessment report within 21 days
  • This will provide practical recommendations for how you can improve the quality of your grass pitches. For example, applying for funding or taking a training course.

Three submission windows:

September - October 

November - March 

April - June

Your inspection needs to be submitted before the window closes, so aim to do it as early as you can. The first submission deadline is Saturday 31 October

There must be four weeks between submissions.

Get started

You're just a few steps away from the start of your journey to better quality grass pitches. Let's get the ball rolling!

Sign up to PitchPower

Low signal or prefer to use pen and paper? You can find print-friendly versions of our FAQs and the data you'll need to enter into PitchPower below.

 

Please note: You will still need to input the data into PitchPower after completing the data entry sheets.