Coach in Training (CIT) Program

Dear Families,
Our Coach in Training program is for motivated 13 and 14 year olds who want to learn how to be a working baseball coach. CIT’s will be assigned to experienced coaches and assist with instruction, team management and field care. CIT’s will be treated as members of our coaching staff and will report each morning directly to the following directors: At Friendship Rec Center to Julia Hiemstra (University of Vermont ’19); at Capitol Hill (Payne Elem) to John Seymour (Georgetown ’15) and in Brooklyn to Dan White at 8:30am for shoe shine check and sign in. Julia, Dan, John and I will oversee training and expectations.
I want to have the best CIT program in the country. We look to our CIT graduates who have progressed for openings on our paid staff. I have had hundreds of outstanding coaches over the years and the majority were alums of our CIT program. They will be treated with courtesy, respect and given good training and clear instructions. I ask my senior coaches to go out of their way to make them feel welcome and encourage them.
We expect CIT’s to show up by 8:30am, shine their shoes daily, have a clean staff uniform, be well groomed, smile, say hello, encourage our ballplayers, teach them whet they know and get to know other CIT’s from different backgrounds. Baseball or even athletic experience is not a requirement.
This CIT program is not for everyone. Our staff is outside coaching all day, we get dirty, we take care of the fields and we keep the place clean. We want CIT’s who have energy, are willing to work hard and enjoy teaching ballplayers. 
We send the proceeds from our CIT program to the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in support of their outstanding works of social uplift in the Dominican Republic. 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
All the best,
John McCarthy








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Registration Details

  • Ages: Boys and Girls ages 13-14
  • Locations: Available at the following Summer Camps: Friendship Rec Center, Capitol Hill and Brooklyn
  • Times: Daily from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
  • Uniform: All CIT's will receive a pair of turf shoes, 2 shirts and a pair of shorts
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  • Weekly costs: $200.00