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Bill Stanton commented on Jack Perconte's blog post Coach Tip - Staying in Control
"Good stuff, Jack. I mentioned this in another post but I'm calling it the "Coach Show." Guys think they are on stage. Whether it's mocking players or over the top antics with umpires, it's just not fun to watch. I also think…"
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Dealing with Losing

Youth sports coaching tips of the dayHow you deal with losing is crucial. Try these* After a tough game, say “Hang in there, we’ll figure it out.” We is a powerful word that will let the players know you are there to help and they do not have to figure out the lack of success on their own.* Always point out little signs of improvement, even if it is not showing up in game results.* Stay positive and try something…See More
Oct 12
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Perspective when Coaching Baseball

Youth sports coaching tips of the dayPractice maintaining perspective by doing the following:* Never forget the age of your team and never push players beyond reasonable means.* Keep your cool when: players lose their temper, parents get upset, umpire blows a call, games get tense, or when lose the game.* Demonstrate and teach sportsmanship and develop leaders to the best of your ability.* Choose to be a positive role…See More
Oct 9
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Baseball Coaching tips of the day - Vows to Make

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - 5 vows to make for every practice session:1. I will consistently teach and lead up to my ability level.2. I will not let the little things slide—if the timing is not right for teaching, I save it for a later…See More
Oct 8
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Bring the Enthusiasm

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Few things are better than having enthusiasm. Make sure you:1. Look forward to practices as much or more than you look forward to games. Practice is your time to shine and it is the time to put your knowledge of the game into practice and on display.2. Realize that your actions and effort show you want to be there with the team and the things you teach will have lasting importance…See More
Oct 5

Profile Information

Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
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:
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

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Keeping Players Engaged

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day. Keeping players engaged is a never-ending process, not to mention a challenge. Try these for…

You Can't Do It All

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

When I began coaching, I wanted everything to be perfect. I believed the only way this would happen was if I did everything. Before long, I was completely overwhelmed, which made things far from perfect.
Even though it’s “only” youth sports, managing…

Get off to the the Right Start

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Getting off to the right start.
A part of tryouts is preparing to tell players and their parentswhy he or she did not make the team. You should do so in an honest, but compassionate way. Just saying a player “wasn’t good enough” isn’t enough. Coaches should detail areas where…

Coach Tip - Staying in Control

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Youthsports coaching tips of the day - You should be aware of and in control of your players and players' parents actions.
How much expression of joy athletes can display without seeming like they’re “showing up” the opposition is still something that’s up for discussion. Unfortunately, it’s not only athletes doing…

Dealing with Losing

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Youth sports coaching tips of the day
How you deal with losing is crucial. Try these
* After a tough game, say “Hang in there, we’ll figure it out.” We is a powerful word that will let the players know you are there to help and they do not have to figure…

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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.
At 11:55am on December 31, 2009, Jack Perconte said…
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?
Dave Keine
At 12:59pm on June 12, 2009, Scott A. Capestany said…

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.
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...

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 speaks a lot about how the game has changed in the last 40 years...

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
-create and maintain group and team pages
-send and receive messages through your CheckSwing inbox
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-post events and track responses automatically
-participate in the discussion forum
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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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