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Talk it and Walk It

Baseball coaching tips of the day Walking the talk The following things you tell your players must apply to you as the coach.1. You will never know it all so do not pretend to.2. Don’t expect to win and be the best just because you have talent.3. If you are not working to get better at what you do, others will pass you by.As a coach, you must do the same, strive to be better.…See More
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It's More than Talent and Confidence

Baseball coaching tips of the day Talent, love of the game, focus, and confidence are the key ingredients to reaching one’s potential and playing a sport for a long time. However, often those things get derailed and most players never reach that end because they forget the not so little things that allow those things to flourish. I often say, “Give me the fundamentals and I…See More
Aug 9
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Coaching Philosophy to Begin With

Baseball coaching tips of the day I often write about forming your coaching philosophy before the season and reviewing it often, so the in-season pressure doesn’t change you. Make sure your philosophy includes the following, and if it doesn’t, let someone else coach the kids. 1. The opportunity to teach or reinforce life lessons to kids is a privilege to embrace.2. Specify the roles of parents, ask for their trust, and hold them responsible for both.3. Treat athletes, parents, officials, and…See More
Aug 8
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Inspiring Yourself and Your Team

Baseball coaching tips of the dayFind Ways to Inspire When I grew up, I watched the games on TV for the sport of the season. I also watched Wide World of Sports and observed amazing sports feats. Kids of today have many more diversions and often miss many of the amazing things that happen on the playing fields daily. I do the same things now, just on the internet, especially…See More
Aug 7
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Fun is no Guarantee, Excitement Should Be

Baseball coaching tips of the day"Players determine what fun is, coaches determine the excitement factor."Failing to captivate kids’ attention at a young age leads to players wanting to quit baseball and to an unsuccessful coach. Player and team excitement come from improvement, enthusiasm, competition and caring.Coaches cannot guarantee fun for players as many youth are just not into the game, but coaches control how…See More
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Profile Information

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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When Player Success has a Chance

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day- Success begins here!
When I batted first or second in the batting order, I felt…

Dealing with the Wins and Losses

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Teaching players how to deal with winning and losing is another top coaching responsibility. When kids don’t learn how to handle the ups and downs, they may struggle with disappointment later in life.…

Coaching the Mental Game Begins with These

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Baseball coaching tips of the day

What the best player can do in seconds?…

Best Teaching Done Here?

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Baseball coaching tips of the day

Attend to those Closest to You
The incomparable coach John Wooden often said he felt like he got closer to his bench players than the regulars. Of…

Talk it and Walk It

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

Walking the talk
The following things you tell…

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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 ...

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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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