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Don't be the Under-Coach

Baseball coaching tips of the dayKnow the signs of Under-CoachingNot being prepared for practice and just winging it.Believing you know enough already without further study of the sport.Saying everything you know or just learned at a coaching clinic at the start and then stop teaching as the season moves forward.Impressing with words, but with little visual and skill…See More
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Be Yourself

Youth sports coaching tips of Day(Short Excerpt from Creating a Season to Remember) (In memory of Coach Johnny Reagan, who passed away this week) You don’t have to change your personality to be an inspiration to others, just know that with a word or look at the appropriate time, coaches can change lives, often without even realizing it. Make sure those words and looks inspire…See More
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Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Baseball Coaching tips of the day Research reveals that one of the most powerful statements (questions) is “What is your opinion? That is because it automatically makes the receiver of the query feel important and valued. You should use the same approach when working with teams, individuals, and parents. It is usually obvious to the coaching staff what teams lack, but it is a good idea to ask the players, “What do you…See More
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Keys to Success

Coaching tips of the dayUnderstand that athletes’ keys to success, which you have control over, begin with these. Teach the importance of:Fundamentals – a lack of these leads to certain failure.Practice – repetition of the fundamentals is crucial so one can repeat in game.Coachability – one cannot do it alone and players must learn to listen, try, and implement the things that work.Bigger stronger faster – just being…See More
Dec 5
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Helping Kids Focus in Games

Coaching suggestions.The task of keeping players' “heads in the game” is a challenge for many reasons including nervousness, over thinking, and fear. You must be a patient and dedicated coach to develop youth players in all phases of the game, skill development, focus, and strategy.Focus tips should include:Limiting the in-game instructions - let kids make their decisions.Reminding players of the things they can control…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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Don't be the Under-Coach

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Know the signs of Under-Coaching

  • Not being prepared for practice and just winging it.
  • Believing you know enough already without further study of the sport.
  • Saying everything you know or just learned at a coaching clinic at the start and then stop teaching as the season moves…
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Be Yourself

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

(Short Excerpt from Creating a Season to Remember) 
(In memory of Coach Johnny Reagan, who passed away this week)…
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Watch for These Negative Success Makers

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Know what to do when you see these negative success makers:

1. Players who are never satisfied and blame self – this is very common with self-driven players. Coaching Tip – explain it is a team game and that they should look at the good things they did after games and save the negative things for practice.

2. Players…

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In Game Coaching Tips

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Overcoaching in games is never good but coaches should do the following.

  1. Wait until plays are over before speaking. During the action advice distracts more than helps.
  2. Have an erasable clipboard…
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Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

 
Research reveals that one of the most powerful statements (questions) is “What is your opinion? That is because it automatically makes the receiver of the query feel important and valued. You should use the same…
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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.
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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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