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Keep it in Perspective?

Coaching tips of the dayMany youth coaches lose perspective along the way after volunteering with great intentions. Much of the problem is because perspective is not defined. For the ninety-nine percent of volunteer coaches who want to be a positive influence and keep the focus where it should be – on the kids – here is how to keep things in perspective:✧ Always keep in mind the age of the players.✧ Keep the physical and…See More
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Preparing Kids for the Future

Coaching tips of the dayYou are not only responsible for developing players skills but their attitudes as well. Prepare kids for future teams, coaches and high school. * Encourage kids to pay attention to the coach’s suggestions with eye contact, head nods, good body language, enthusiasm, and trying the suggested pointers from the coaches. * Remind them not to say things…See More
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Coaching tips of day - Don't forget the little things

Baseball Coaching tips of the daySome of these are overlooked by youth coaches - don't be that coach.* Look for signs of improvement in all players, no matter how small, and point those out to individual, team, and player’s parents.* Teach players…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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Baseball Coaching Tip of the day - Humor

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Youth sports coaching tip of the day:

As a coach, I am always helping players to not let the “doubters” get them down. Unfortunately, often those doubters are their own parents, which makes this coaching job even harder. You must explain to kids that no one is immune to people who do not believe in them, but they can use negativity as motivation to work harder. Remind…
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Coach tip of the day - Quality First

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Sports coaching tip of the day- 

Quality first, then quantity.

Looking back on my career, I wish I had learned the fundamentals better. All too often, I played with little confidence because I did not have a good understanding of the fundamentals. Knowing the fundamentals would have allowed me to focus on correct habits without having to work so hard trying to find the groove repeatedly. Doing…

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What Creates Fun

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day
Do not overlook these things that create fun for kids:
 
1. Be sure to make every team member feel like they are an important part of the team, not just the big contributors.…
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"Just Have Fun?"

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Youth coaching tips of the day
Be careful of these most-used words!
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Keep it in Perspective?

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

Coaching tips of the day

Many youth coaches lose perspective along the way after volunteering with great intentions. Much of the problem is because perspective is not defined. For the ninety-nine percent of volunteer coaches who want to be a positive influence and keep the focus where it should be – on the kids – here is how to keep things in…
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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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