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Baseball and Softball Skin Surface Selection and Management


Course Code: AT0503WA21

Baseball and Softball Skin Surface Selection and Management Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: February 22, 2021
8:30am - 12:30pm EST (Log-in time: 8:00am EST)

Next offering tentatively planned for February 2022. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


Work smarter, not harder - and keep your fields looking great!

Learn how to select the best infield mix for your facility, as well as the basic construction principles of the pitcher's mound and the batter's box. Learn the most modern practices of building and maintaining a better infield.

This half-day class was added to the expanding Rutgers athletic field management program in direct response to requests from participants in the Athletic Field Maintenance and Construction program.


• Overview of soil physical properties and ASTM specifications for skin surfaces
     - Dr. Jim Murphy, Rutgers University (Click here for a video of Dr. Murphy discussing best practices for turf management.)

• Infield mixes, pitcher's mound, and batter's box construction
     - Keith Fisher, Head Groundskeeper, Toms River Board of Education

• Renovation of skin surfaces
     - Scott Bills, Sports Field Solutions, LLC

• Maintenance practices used on public infield surfaces
     - Rich Watson, Pine Hill Public Schools

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**PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive recertification credits for any of our online courses, you will need to upload a photo ID and your license number before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you do not upload this information, you will NOT be able to attend.

NJ Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
2 Technical, 2 Management


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Registration Fee



Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom.

Registration will close on February 20, 2021. On February 21, registrants will receive an email with a link to access the course. On February 22, please login to the class 30 minutes before start time for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

**PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload a photo ID before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you cannot upload the ID, you will NOT be able to attend.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Baseball and Softball Skin Surface Selection and Management" or Course Code AT0503) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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Who Should Attend

This comprehensive half-day program was developed specifically for sports turf professionals including:

  • College/university athletic field maintenance personnel
  • Parks/recreation personnel
  • School maintenance personnel
  • Residential community managers
  • Public works personnel
  • Professional grounds managers
  • Athletic field contractors/consultants
  • Board of education administrators
  • Little league and midget football leagues officials
  • Those planning to take the National Sports Turf Managers Certification Exams

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