DW Improvements Thanks to Meijer and Plainfield Township
by posted 02/09/2014
Divisions playing at DW Richardson Park will notice some improvements being made to the park this season. Thanks to a generous donation from Meijer, as well as Plainfield Township, we will be installing outfield fencing to enclose Fields A and B this Spring. We will also have a couple new portable scoreboards to use for games at DW Richardson.
The fence of Field A will be approximately the same distance as Field C, 170-175 feet from home plate. This field will be used for softball and low Minors baseball. The fencing on Field B will be installed at 200 feet from home plate. The existing park perimeter fence is 175 feet down the left field line on Field B. The new fencing will begin in left center field and will enclose that field at 200 feet. This will allow us to have some Majors baseball games at this field. It will also allow us to schedule Majors baseball tournament games at our facility with restrooms and concessions.
Also look for increased options, hours and availability at the DW concession stand, located around the walkway by the restrooms/picnic area, this season
All coaches will have to submit their certificate to prove they have taken and passed the new state mandated concussion training course before they can coach a team. The training consists of internet video training topics with questions following each topic and at the end of the session. The training takes about half an hour. The link to the training course is:
Any player removed from play due to suspicion of concussion will have to have the following form filled out ba an appropriate medical professional and submitted to the league/team coach before the player can continue play.
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