Tue, 07 May 2019 14:30:00 GMTTue, 07 May 2019 22:30:00 GMT

May 7, 2019   Melville, SK

Cost: SPRA Member $157.50 ($150 + $7.50 GST)

          Non Member $214.00 ($200 + $14 GST)

Course Information: Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Course starts at 8:30 a.m. sharp to 4:30 p.m. The morning will be classroom instruction. The afternoon will be practical demonstrations. Proper steel toe footwear, PPE and clothing is required for the practical demonstration. Lunch is not provided.

Course Summary

This is an introductory course that provides professional instruction on proper sports field maintenance. Playing on sports fields that are too wet is a major reason for injury to players and to facilities. This course talks about this major problem and other areas including pitcher’s mound, home plate and bullpen areas, base paths and infield maintenance. This is a practical course combined with classroom instruction.  Various pieces of equipment will be described and methods will be demonstrated on field where possible. Turf Management has been added to examine best practices for the care of sports turf.

Topics

Topics covered along with class participation include:

  • Baseball and Softball Maintenance
  • Determine Field Playability
  • Infield Groom Techniques
  • Clay Repairs
  • Grass Edge Maintenance and Field Lining
  • Grass Maintenance (Soccer, Football, Lacrosse)
  • Portable Goals and Safety
  • Grass Maintenance – Turf Management Plan

Locations and Registration

Please complete the Registration Form (PDF) for the location you will be attending and return it to: 

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
#100 ‐ 1445 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 4C5

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For More Information

For more information, contact Tim Hanna, SPRA Consultant – Facilities and Training, by phone at (306) 780‐9324 or by email at thanna@spra.sk.ca.