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Yes You Can - Coaching Tip of the Day

Baseball coaching tips of the day “They may have beat us the last time, but I guarantee if you keep your heads in the game, things can be different this time.” Despite the sense of doom all around, coaches can, and should, instill a hopeful outlook in all individuals and teams. Optimism is a way of life that coaches should practice no matter their personality or the circumstances. # Remind kids to play for the enjoyment…See More
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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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Take Charge of Parent Behavior before It's too Late

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

Baseball coaching tipsof the day

 
You must send an early season letter to parents stating the behavior you feel is unacceptable. It is sad that this type letter is necessary but one or more of these things is a regular occurrence now. Take nothing for granted.…
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Difference between Youth Sports and Professional

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

Baseball coaching tip of the day

 
You should never use retaliation. DO not stoop to the other’s low level of respect for the game.
The first step to making sure everyone understands what sportsmanship is, is knowing the definition – “ethical,…
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Times Have Changed

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Times have changed since most coaches experienced "tough guy" coaching. It rarely works now days because many kids are sensitive with all the pressures on them, so be careful of intimidating tactics.…
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Season Start Training Plan

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

 
For coaches who are not intimidated, there are few things better to help kids improve and avoiding skill know-how confusion than starting the season with the following plans.
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Important Coaching Realization

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tip of the day.

 
A line I like to share with my students and other coaches comes from the incomparable Coach John Wooden - “It’s what you learn after you…
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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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