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PRACTICAL Ball Field CLINIC

Instructed by: 

Trevor Warner

Ball field's require regular maintenance to keep them looking good and in a safe condition for public use. This program will teach you how to maintain every aspect of your ball field, from home plate to infield, through practical hands-on experiences. 


Through this workshop you will be learning and practicing:

  • Safety Issues
  • Equipment Required
  • Home Plate Maintenance
  • Mound Maintenance
  • Edge and Lip Maintenance
  • Infield Grooming


This course is hands-on and will be conducted outdoors so proper PPE is mandatory (appropriate outdoor work clothes, steel toed boots, gloves, safety glasses, ear protection etc.).


This course is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

    Want to host this session? 

    For this session we require a ball field with washroom facilities nearby and maintenance equipment be available. Please ensure that there is an area with picnic tables or benches nearby for breaks.

    • Classroom or meeting space within walking distance of the ball field to accommodate 20 attendees with chairs - this is simply for breaks and should bad weather arise we have a space to return to
    • Ball diamond/field with washroom facilities nearby or on site
    • Infield grooming equipment
    • Sod cutter
    • 1 bag of chalk
    • Bagged mound clay (approx. 20 bags)
    • 1000 - 2000 lbs of infield material for edging practical - please have a small tractor loader or gator or equivalent with dump box available to bring material to the field
    • Source of water

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    Upcoming events

      • 26 May 2021
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Joel Steele Community Centre ~ 577 Main Street West, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0
      • 14

      POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2022 


      If you would like to join the waitlist, please email Abby at training@ontarioparksassociation.ca


      Ball field's require regular maintenance to keep them looking good and in a safe condition for public use. This program will teach you how to maintain every aspect of your ball field, from home plate to infield through practical hands-on experiences. 


      Through this workshop you will be learning and practicing:

      • Safety issues
      • Equipment required
      • Home plate maintenance
      • Mound maintenance
      • Edge and lip maintenance
      • Infield grooming


      This course is hands-on and will be conducted outdoors, so proper PPE is mandatory (appropriate outdoor work clothes, steel toed boots, gloves, safety glasses, ear protection etc...). If you have any questions, please email Abby at training@ontarioparksassociation.ca.


        DATE: April 26, 2020

        TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

        LOCATION: Joel Steele Community Centre ~ 577 Main Street West, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0


        COURSE COST
        OPA Member Price: $255.00
        Potential Member Price: $356.00


        This course counts as 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.


        *Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle for the day.


        Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

        Click here to read our registration policies.

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

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