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Jack Perconte
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My Coaching Philosophy

Baseball Coaching Tip of the DayMy coaching (and parenting) philosophy comes from this rhyme from an unknown author.“No written word or spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be nor all the books on all the shelves for it what the teachers are themselves.”When my kids were kids, I cut the grass, I shoveled the snow, I took out the garbage, etc. As I observe them as…See More
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Coach These - You will always Win

Baseball coaching tips of the day Of course, I want kids to have fun, but I feel like I’ve done my job when kids learn the value in hard work and learning how to work with others. Those things will help their futures long after their playing days end. Following are the teaching points that help kids work with others and create team unity. 1. The team is only as good as it’s…See More
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Respect for the Game Begins with You

Baseball Coaching tips of the day The best youth baseball games are when people leave the game and had no idea what the coaches or officials looked like.Respect for the game means that everyone involved - players, coaches, parents, fans, and officials - realize there is certain etiquette (sportsmanship) that dictates how all should act. Each person must treat each other with the respect they expect from others. That…See More
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Communication Is King

Baseball Coaching Tips of the dayI love listening to the Cubs manager Joe Maddon. He gives his thought process in detail as to the moves he makes. Of course, not everyone agrees with what he says, but that is beside the point. He explains!I hear something to the effect of this daily, “The coach is terrible.” For proof, I asked a high school player how their team did in the state playoffs. “Not well,” was the response.…See More
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Focus Comes From These

Baseball coaching tips of the day Best ways to Build Focus Like all things with coaching athletes, developing focus skills is a process. Every athlete gains physical and mental skills at a different pace. Forcing them to “keep their heads in the game” by chastising them every time their mind wanders usually makes things worse in the end. Ask players to improve their…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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Help Parents Help Themselves

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

 
Top Parenting Gripes and What to Do about Them
Coaches should help parents develop a plan to help their kids improve. Parent should know ways of dealing with…
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Regrets Often Make a Great Coach

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball Coaching tips of the day

When I think back on my playing days, my mind automatically goes to the famous song, My Way by Frank Sinatra. I just put a little twist to the line, “Regrets I’ve had a few.” My version goes like this, “Regrets, I’ve so many, but then again, too many to mention.” Well, maybe they are not necessarily regrets but like…

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My Coaching Philosophy

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

Baseball Coaching Tip of the Day

My coaching (and parenting) philosophy comes from this rhyme from an unknown author.

“No written word or spoken plea

can teach our youth what they should be

nor all the books on all the shelves

for it what the teachers are themselves.”

When my kids were kids, I cut the grass, I shoveled the snow, I took…

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Congratulations, You are a Winning Coach

Posted on July 12, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
I love to hear when coaches tell me the team only one 7 games the previous year and this season, they won 15 with the same group of kids. The 15 is impressive, but what stands out the most is “The same group of kids.” That tells…
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Championships are Not Everything

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
What can be better as a coach than winning the championship?"
Well, this.
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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 ...

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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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