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
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.