My son wanted to play baseball this year so I signed him up for The Mites league and he loved it.

I was never a baseball player myself but since I know more than 5-6 year olds I qualified to be a coach. It was a heck of a lot of fun and we can't wait until spring season.

YBNR (Youth Baseball of New Rochelle) and The New York Mets offer a coaches clinic for Youth Baseball coaches in the area.

Infield coach Gary DiSarcina came to my side for the group photo. Lucky me!

The clinics included:

Grounds Crew Clinic with Bill Deacon, Director of Field Operations & Landscape

• “Tools of the Trade” (Equipment Tips/DIY/Must-have tools)

• Infield Maintenance

• Pitcher’s mound maintenance

• Field/Grass maintenance

Coaches Clinic

• Pitching Drills & Demonstrations – Dave Eiland, Pitching Coach

• Hitting Drills & Demonstrations – Pat Roessler, Hitting Coach

• Strength & Conditioning Exercises – Dustin Clarke, Strength & Conditioning Coach

• Infield Drills & Demonstrations – Gary DiSarcina, Bench Coach

Plus we got served breakfast and lunch!