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Course Instructor:


Vic Hergott

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 in-class 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
  • 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
  • Risk management
  • Weather

This course is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

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Want to host this session? 
For this 1 day session we require a classroom that can accommodate up to 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. 

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "Good mix of classroom setting and demonstrations on the ball diamond - the instructor encouraged discussion and did not cut off discussion in order to save time"
  • "Well organized and structural"
  • "Great course - probably the best use of time and presentation in the OPA courses I've taken so far!"
  • "Excellent speaker/instructor ~ Vic presents information in a way that keeps things interesting"
  • "Great one day course!"

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

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