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Field Maintenance Info

Field Maintenance Procedures:


Field maintenance is required after every practice. Leave the field how you would like to receive it. Please make sure to use the hitting mats.  Last practice of the day, lightly wet the clay boxes and clay mounds and cover with the tarps.


Home Teams are responsible for maintenance. The exiting Home Team is responsible for clay mound and clay box repair, brooming, dragging and raking. The entering Home team is responsible for painting the lines and is encouraged to help with any of the exiting Home Team duties. The Visiting Team may always help. More hands gets the job done faster.

Soggy field practice, rule of thumb

If the infield dirt or clay sticks to the bottom of the cleats, do not practice in the infield or use the batters boxes.  Please modify your practice and use the outfield and cages.  This will eliminate damage to the infield and prevent transporting mud, dirt and clay to the turf areas.  The clay batters boxes and mounds should not be used if they are too wet.  Please make sure to use the hitting mats.

Soggy Field Prep

If games are not canceled after a rainstorm, representatives of the first teams to use the field (home and visitor) should show up at least an hour and a half before their game.  For best results rake, sunshine and time.  If it’s not to muddy, you can drag.  Import dry dirt if necessary or minimal Quickdry to the heavily soaked areas and rake.  Field 1 teams will need to pump or bucket out the standing water in the dugouts.

Who locks up?

The home team of the last game of the day.  Field boxes, gates, bullpens, lights, porta potty's or anything else.  If you're not sure if you're the last game, go ahead and lock up.

Download to your phone and share with a friend: Claremont Little League Field Maintenance Guide (updated 1/27/2017)

Education on Turface Products (mound, box and infield maintenance)

Video Links:

Our catcher areas, batters boxes and pitcher mounds are built out of clay.  Proper maintenance is required to keep them safe and prevent costly overhauls. They need to be repaired with clay every game and not just covered with infield dirt. This video shows you how to do so.  


Alpine Little League - Game Day Field Prep:

Baseball infield skin and lip maintenance:


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