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Be the Leader You Set out to Be

Baseball coaching tips of the day. Being a respected leader begins with the following things: * Honesty. Saying one thing and doing another is the quickest way coaches lose respect. * Fairness - rules and expectations should be explained, along with the consequences associated with them. * Enthusiasm beyond average. * Willingness to teach every player, not just his or her own child or just the better players. Nowhere is…See More
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Faster not Safer is Critical to Success

Baseball coaching tipof the day Faster not safer. The best players embrace the importance of training and doing things as if in a game. Their confident game attitude comes from having done it at game-speed many times before. “The more and faster you do it in practice, the easier it is in games.” Insist that players do things quicker in practice, not safer. I often tell players that if they are not messing up a play or…See More
Apr 16
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Your Job is Not to Push, but Get them to

Baseball coaching tips of the week.Can you get them to do the pushing? It’s natural for parents to have far ranging and often unrealistic goals for their kids. As a coach that is not your concern. However, it is your concern to get the most out of your players. You can do that by giving them the one goal that will allow them to reach their potential. It is the goal that the greatest players have – daily improvement. Many…See More
Apr 15
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Coaching Own Child - Be Aware of This

Baseball coaching tips of the day.Do you know the secret to coaching your child's team? Parents, who feel they can do a better job coaching than their current child’s coach, should step up and do it, especially if you are going to complain about the coach. However, If the motivation is simply to help further your own child’s development, it is best that you allow others to…See More
Apr 12
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Coaching the Way the Greats Do

Baseball coaching tips of the dayA study of the great coaches, as i do in my book, reveals things that are important for all leaders and in any field of work. Some of those things are: 1. They do not let players settle for mediocrity. All teams and individuals have the potential to be better and the great coaches keep searching for ways to bring that out.2. They do not allow…See More
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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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Be the Leader You Set out to Be

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

Being a respected leader begins with the following things:
* Honesty. Saying one thing and doing another is the quickest way coaches lose…

Work Hard but Smart

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tip of the day.

I never criticize hard work, but... 
I had a student that was ripping the cover off the ball with a great swing. I was so proud to see it because I had observed how far she had progressed over time. She returned…

Winning? Sure, but Something is Better

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

As a coach, your focus should never be just about winning, but that does not mean playing to win is not one of the goals. Sports are a competition, and the definition of competition is a struggle with a winner and loser. Winning is a measure of effort and preparation, as long as talent levels are similar.

Routine is Best

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

The best coaches use a consistency of schedule and habits to develop discipline, relaxation, and readiness. Establishing a comfortable process is always a work in progress, but essential for long-term growth.…

Absolutes of Coaching Youth Baseball

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Recognize players as people besides athletes. Treating players with respect shows them they are more than what they can do on the ball field and most kids return that respect with hard work.

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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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-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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