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BALL DIAMOND MAINTENANCE AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP

Ball diamond maintenance is a regular, necessary and costly procedure. Ball diamonds require regular grooming and good maintenance practices to keep them looking good and in a safe condition for public use. This program will illustrate best practices and maintenance standards to attendees. This program will help you to understand why proper maintenance is important, how to maintain the diamond properly and safely and what products are out there to help you out when conducting maintenance. 


This course will cover:
  • Fundamentals of General Field Maintenance
  • Pitcher’s Mound Maintenance
  • A Front Line Worker's Role
  • Ball Diamond / Fields Checklist for Risk Management Objectives
  • Striping, Lining and Logos
  • Irrigation and Drainage on Infields
  • Dragging, Infield Grooming Practices and Equipment

Upcoming events

    • 09 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Township of Severn - Coldwater Arena and Fairgrounds ~ 30 Michael Anne Drive Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
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    BALL DIAMOND MAINTENANCE AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP

    Ball Diamond maintenance is a regular, necessary and costly procedure. Whether using stone dust, a mixture of clay, sand, original materials or the new diamond conditioners, amendments and materials, a similar process must be used. They all require regular grooming and good maintenance practices. This program will illustrate best practices and maintenance standards to your front line staff. A reasonable standard of maintenance is now a necessity because of risk management principles that indicate all diamonds should be maintained to a standard and level of acceptance equivalent to the municipalities around you. In the case of an incident, or an injury, that is what the lawyers are now using as a bench mark for a "standard of care".

    This course will cover:

    • Fundamentals of General Field Maintenance
    • Pitchers Mound Maintenance
    • A Front Line Worker's Role
    • Ball Diamond / Fields Checklist for Risk Management Objectives
    • Striping, Lining and Logos
    • Irrigation and Drainage on Infields
    • Dragging, Infield Grooming Practices and Equipment

    Date: Wednesday May 9, 2018

    Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Location:

    Coldwater Arena and Fairgrounds (In -Class: Community Hall in the arena)
    Township of Severn
    30 Michael Anne Drive 
    Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0

    Outdoor demonstration to take place at the Fairgrounds next door.

    OPA Member Price: $247.80
    Potential Member Price: $345.90

    **Lunch is not provided at this session please bring a bagged lunch**

    Register online, payment can be made via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. 

Instructed By:

      
Vic Hergott

Want to host this session? 
For this 1 day session we require a classroom that can accommodate at least 30 people and has a projector with screen and a whiteboard or flip chart available. The host facility also needs to be within a short distance (preferably walking distance) to a ball diamond for the demonstration portion of the training session. 

Please email training@ontarioparksassociation.ca to find out available hosting dates.


For more information, please send an email, referencing the course title, to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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