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Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop

  • 26 Apr 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Cobourg Community Center - 750 D'Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1
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  • Available to municipalities participating in Communities in Bloom.
  • available for ELOPA Members
  • Available to current OPA Members only.
    Price includes HST
  • Consider joining OPA to receive member benefits.
    Price includes HST

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: April 26, 2017

Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm


Cobourg Community Center
750 D'Arcy St
Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1


OPA Member: $242.95

Potential Member: $339.00

ELOPA Member: $242.95

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

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