Play Ball! Prep Now for Game-Ready Ballfields Next Spring
How you prepare your ballfields in the late fall directly affects your success in the spring. Start with the right plan, add the right materials, use the right equipment, and you can ensure quality play right out of the gate next spring.
You and your crew will take away tips to effectively organize your maintenance practices, along with expert recommendations on tools and techniques you can put to work now including:
- Mound & Plate Care
- Scarifying, Float Dragging, Drag Patterns
- Edging & Lip Maintenance
- Moisture Management
Join us for top notch, practical training at its best and remember - preparations for next year begin before this year ends!
Patrick Coakley, CSFM
Business Development & Solutions Specialist
DuraEdge Products, Inc.
Grove City, PA
Patrick “Irish” Coakley has more than twenty years of experience in the sports field industry. He was the Sports Turf Superintendent of Ripken Baseball at Ripken Stadium, home to both the MiLB Aberdeen Ironbirds as well as the Ripken Experience Aberdeen. While there, he took care of not only the professional field, but he also maintaining youth fields that handled upwards of thirty-five hundred baseball games per year.
Throughout his career in professional baseball, Coakley has managed fields from Pennsylvania down the east coast to South Carolina. He has been honored with five Field of the Year awards in two different leagues. This was highlighted by winning both the AA Baseball Field of the Year and STMA Baseball Field of the Year awards in 2006 while with the Altoona Curve.
With help from:
Tom Barry, CSFM
Greens Farms Academy
Andrew Carlisle, CGM
Director of Grounds
The Fay School
7:30 a.m. Sponsor Move In
8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Muffins/Visit Sponsors
8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:00 a.m. Educational Presentation: “Prep Now for Game-Ready Ballfields Next Spring” – Loring Arena Classroom
10:00 a.m. Break/Visit Sponsors/Coffee
10:30 a.m. Demonstrations – “Ballfield Maintenance” – Practice Field
12:00 p.m. Visit Sponsors/ Networking/ Lunch
Thank you to our sponsors!