I "retired" from youth coaching this year, 2012, after 15 years of coaching my 4 sons in baseball, football and basketball. It was my "other passion." The last year was special as I helped bring a Little League 12 year old District title to Wilton for the first time in 35 years as the Manager of the Wilton 12 year old all-star team. I will always cherish the relationships built on those fields with all those kids. As I told them all the time to the point of them being sick of hearing it, "every time you step between those white lines everything else in the world goes away for the time you are out there. All that is left is the next play and your team mates."
I will now spend a few more years watching (and pacing) from the sidelines or bleachers.