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DirtDad Checklist

First Game of the Day

  • Arrive to ballpark 1 hour before 1st game of the day.
  • Retrieve paint machine (white field marking paint only), chalk machine, and string from equipment room.
  • Retrieve score box from concession stand. Connect to scoreboard and set for game one.
  • Fold up tarps and place tarps and sand bags in designated area outside of field.  
  • Remove bases and plug receptacle with base plug (located inside of mailbox).
  • Rake and repair 1st, 2nd and 3rd base wear areas. 
  • Hand drag Infield using drag techniques and patterns as shared in meetings
  • Replace bases.
  • Rake pitchers mound and home plate.  Repair if needed.
  • Chalk batters box and dirt infield foul line.  Do not chalk grass.
  • Repaint foul lines if needed. (Paint grass only)
    • Have them tightly painted using paint machine and string. 
    • Nail string into ground behind back point of home plate.  Keep string outside the base and inline w/foul pole.
  • Repaint Foul Arc (4U, 6U, 8U only) with white field marking paint.
  • Clean dugouts, stands, and surrounding areas. (Should be cleaned already from last game/practice)
  • Replace equipment to designated areas. (rake/drag/tools inside mailbox)

In Between Each Game

  • Coaches to enter each field immediately after last out of previous game. 
  • Remove bases and plug receptacle with base plug (located inside of mailbox).
  • Hand drag each infield.
  • Rake and repair home plate and pitchers mound.
  • Re-chalk batters box and dirt foul lines.
  • Return any mailbox tools to mailbox for next game.

Last Game of the Day

  • Remove bases and plug receptacle with base plug (located inside of mailbox).
  • Rake and repair 1st, 2nd and 3rd base wear areas.
  • Hand drag Infield using drag techniques and patterns as shared in meetings.
  • Place bases in 3rd base dugout.
  • Rake pitchers mound and home plate.  
  • Replace tarps over pitchers mound and home plate.
  • Clean dugouts and stands.
  • Return score box to concession stands.

After Each Practice 

  • Remove bases and plug receptacle with base plug (located inside of mailbox).
  • Rake and repair 1st, 2nd and 3rd base wear areas.
  • Hand drag Infield using drag techniques and patterns as shared in meetings
  • Place bases on 3rd base dugout.
  • Rake pitchers mound and home plate. 
  • Replace tarps over pitchers mound and home plate.
  • Clean dugouts and stands.
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