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.

YBNR coaches clinic at Citi Field with Met's infield coach Gary DiSarcina
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!