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BALL DIAMOND MAINTENANCE AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP

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!"

Upcoming events

    • 13 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Town of Minto ~ Palmerston Community Centre - 520 Cavan St, Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0
    • 16
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    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 in-class workshop 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


    Date: May 13, 2020
    Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: Palmerston Community Centre, 520 Cavan Street, Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0 

    Course Cost:

    • OPA Member Price: $255.00
    • Potential Member Price: $356.00


    **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. 

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

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