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Jack Perconte
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Bringing the Power Out

Baseball coaching tips of the day Understanding what you can control. Of all the questions I get asked from player parents, this one stands near the top, “He/she has no power, can you get that for them?” “Sure, no problem.” Haha, if only it were that easy. The good news is that I know where to begin.There is no magic formula, but the other good thing is that it’s usually not related to the size of the player. There are…See More
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Changing the Player Mindset

Baseball coaching tips of the day Words I often hear from ballplayers – “I suck,” “I’m no good,” “I can’t do it,” and “I want to quit.” That’s unfortunate, but it’s the start of another coaching opportunity of turning them into more optimistic people. Sports performance involves much failure, frustration, and losing. Coaches are vital for helping kids remain optimistic in…See More
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Talk it and Walk It

Baseball coaching tips of the day Walking the talk The following things you tell your players must apply to you as the coach.1. You will never know it all so do not pretend to.2. Don’t expect to win and be the best just because you have talent.3. If you are not working to get better at what you do, others will pass you by.As a coach, you must do the same, strive to be better.…See More
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It's More than Talent and Confidence

Baseball coaching tips of the day Talent, love of the game, focus, and confidence are the key ingredients to reaching one’s potential and playing a sport for a long time. However, often those things get derailed and most players never reach that end because they forget the not so little things that allow those things to flourish. I often say, “Give me the fundamentals and I…See More
Aug 9
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Coaching Philosophy to Begin With

Baseball coaching tips of the day I often write about forming your coaching philosophy before the season and reviewing it often, so the in-season pressure doesn’t change you. Make sure your philosophy includes the following, and if it doesn’t, let someone else coach the kids. 1. The opportunity to teach or reinforce life lessons to kids is a privilege to embrace.2. Specify the roles of parents, ask for their trust, and hold them responsible for both.3. Treat athletes, parents, officials, and…See More
Aug 8
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Inspiring Yourself and Your Team

Baseball coaching tips of the dayFind Ways to Inspire When I grew up, I watched the games on TV for the sport of the season. I also watched Wide World of Sports and observed amazing sports feats. Kids of today have many more diversions and often miss many of the amazing things that happen on the playing fields daily. I do the same things now, just on the internet, especially…See More
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Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
175
Position(s):
2B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
slap
I currently:
Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Major League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Jose Altuve - size and battles
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Kyle Hendricks - Fearless, smart
More About Me:
Former Major leaguer, after retiring taught baseball for 20 years - just completed three books - "Creating a Season to Remember" "The Making of a Hitter" and "raising an Athlete" - both due out in 2009
Website:
http://baseballcoaching.tips

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Bringing the Power Out

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Understanding what you can control.
 
Of all the questions I get asked from player parents, this one stands near the top, “He/she has no power, can…
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Changing the Player Mindset

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Words I often hear from ballplayers – “I suck,” “I’m no good,” “I can’t do it,” and “I want to quit.” That’s unfortunate, but it’s the start of another coaching opportunity of turning them into more optimistic…
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When Player Success has a Chance

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day- Success begins here!
 
When I batted first or second in the batting order, I felt…
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Dealing with the Wins and Losses

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Teaching players how to deal with winning and losing is another top coaching responsibility. When kids don’t learn how to handle the ups and downs, they may struggle with disappointment later in life.…
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Coaching the Mental Game Begins with These

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

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What the best player can do in seconds?…
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At 10:07pm on January 28, 2010, Todd J. Cook said…
Jack -- I just joined CheckSwing today. Great to see you on here. I fell in love with baseball with the help of the 1980s Mariners. Most notably, your former teammate and double play parnter Spike Owen. I still have a vidid memory of a '84 or '85 Mariners calendar I had with a picture of you fielding a ball at second in the beautiful Kingdome. Hope all is well with you.
-Todd
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At 11:55am on December 31, 2009, Jack Perconte said…
Dave,
Same as I tell any ballplayer, Don't stop playing till you decide it is time - don't let others tell you to quit playing - if every player quit when others told them they were not good enough there would be a whole different set of major leaguers up there now. If pro ball doesn't happen at first, keep playing, go to tryouts whatever till you decide it is time to give up the dream. Best of luck
At 12:08am on December 31, 2009, Dave Keine said…
Hey Jack, got any advice for a college senior pitcher looking to go pro?
Thanks,
Dave Keine
At 12:59pm on June 12, 2009, Scott A. Capestany said…
Jack-

I'm working on a baseball movie titled "CENTERFIELD" in Seattle that you might have some interest in being a part of. Check out my website and let me know. www.centerfieldstudios.com.
At 2:55pm on January 12, 2009, Jeff Potter said…
Jack :

send me your mailing address. I'll get abook out to you.. I think you'll really enjoy...

Jeff
At 2:38pm on January 12, 2009, Jeff Potter said…
Jack :

Let me know more about your books..where i can out get them, when will they be out, how long did it take you to write, etc.

I just finished a baseball book myself... "Whatever Happened To Baseball?"

I think you would like immensely..

It is on Amazon...it speaks a lot about how the game has changed in the last 40 years...

Jeff
At 9:09pm on January 4, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Jack!

Take a look around the site... among other things here, you can ...

-customize your profile page
-upload photos, audio, and videos
-receive feedback from other players and coaches on your play by uploading game and practice video
-share your thoughts in your own personal blog
-create and maintain group and team pages
-send and receive messages through your CheckSwing inbox
-chat with other players and coaches
-post events and track responses automatically
-participate in the discussion forum
-find teams, tournaments, and players

If you have another website for your organization, team, or league, you can put a CheckSwing Badge on it to encourage other players and friends to join you here. Just click GET BADGES at the bottom of the page, and copy the embed text onto your page.

Enjoy the site and have fun!
At 6:31pm on January 4, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Jack- We are glad to have you with us here at CheckSwing! Have fun making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches who you think will enjoy the site.
 
 
 

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