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Jack Perconte
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Reality of Coaching

Baseball coaching tips of the day One constant I’ve learned in my 30 years of youth coaching - there is always a better way! Do not be a coach who thinks they have all, or any, of the answers. Keep learning! The answers are often directly in front of you. Baseball coaches should:1. Observe how the opposing coaches do things and make note of the things you like and did not like.2. Talk to those opposing coaches about…See More
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Coach Patience

Baseball coaching tip of the day Believe in and teach kids patience Positive – only way to go Attitude – takes you beyond talent level Trust – things work out for best if believe in self Initiative – no one can do the work for you Energy – can’t let others outwork you, within reason Necessity – only get one shot at your career Consistency – repetition, repetition creates achievement Excitement– love of sport…See More
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Teach Respect by Getting It

Baseball coaching tips of the day Little upsets me as a coach, but his one thing does every time. It’s important to command respect, or at the least, keep your pride. Often there is no way of truly knowing if kids are paying attention but when it is obvious they are not because of this rude behavior, something must be done. First, I am not a proponent of using running as…See More
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Fun for You or Fun for the Kids

Baseball coaching tips of the day I feel a little guilty, but I cringe every time I hear coaches tell kids to, “Just have fun.” I am a huge proponent of the fun thing but the reason I cringe is then I proceed to watch as the coaches zap the fun out by overloading youth with information, demands, and expectations. Fun for athletes involves more than just meeting other’s…See More
Jun 18
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Power In Numbers

Baseball coaching tips of the day Why upsets occur day in and day out in sports.“They can because they think they can.” What a great definition of motivation. Success only comes when the thought of it comes first. Then, and only then, can teams believe in themselves to overcome challenges. Thinking he could is how David beat Goliath. Use the plural as much as possible. Refer to the group and not individual to show there…See More
Jun 17
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Quit Ego Tripping

Baseball coaching tips of the day It’s OK and natural to have pride in coaching youth sports, but not OK to steal the spotlight from the kids and the games. Coaches with too big of egos gain their identity from their team’s success. They make the games about themselves and winning, which is a problem. Youth sports should be about the athletes and the building of a foundation…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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Reality of Coaching

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
One constant I’ve learned in my 30 years of youth coaching - there is always a better way!
 
Do not be a coach who thinks they have all, or any, of…
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Coach Patience

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tip of the day

 
Believe in and teach kids patience
 
Positive – only way to go…
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Teach Respect by Getting It

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

 
Little upsets me as a coach, but his one thing does every time. It’s important to command respect, or at the least, keep your pride. Often there is no way of truly knowing if kids are…
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Fun for You or Fun for the Kids

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
I feel a little guilty, but I cringe every time I hear coaches tell kids to, “Just have fun.” I am a huge proponent of the fun thing but the reason I cringe is then I proceed to watch as the coaches zap the fun out by overloading…
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Power In Numbers

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Why upsets occur day in and day out in sports.
“They can because they think they can.” What a great definition of motivation. Success only comes when the thought…
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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
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-share your thoughts in your own personal blog
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-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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