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You are Not On TV

Baseball coaching tips of the day. Coaches, repeat this to your self – “What you see on TV is not for youth sports.” It may be the coaches in-game or post-game conduct, whatever, the coaching methods for adult athletes are often not meant for youth athletes. It’s entertainment. You are not on TV, so do not play to the crowd. Additionally, players at those levels are the best and they make things look easy. It is…See More
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Pushing - Be Careful

Baseball coaching tipsDon't push - it will backfire.  Pushing is when adults put so much emphasis on individual achievement to the point where the success is more important for the adult than for the child. What to do? * Treat every aspect of kids’ life where effort is important, with the same…See More
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Heat or Ice Best - Neither

Baseball coaching tips of the Day Heat or Ice – Try Neither When players are injured, there is always the debate whether to apply the heat or the ice to cure the injury. Coaches have the same dilemma when trying to motivate kids to work hard - push or pull back. There is no easy answer but applying the heat (pushing too hard) or the ice (ignoring players after poor play)…See More
May 14
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No Excuses

Baseball coaching tips of the dayLook in the mirror first. I just shake my head when I hear coaches say, “They don’t want to play.” I’m like, “Well, that is on you.” Granted, we've all been there and that is not always an easy chore. But, look within for the answer.It is your job to create and keep player enthusiasm up. Having a go to motivation trick to get youth players out of the "doldrums" is essential. When kids…See More
May 13
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Fear Takes Time to Overcome - How to Deal with It

Baseball coaching tips of the dayKnow the keys to helping athletes deal with fear. There are many types of fear, some apparent and others not so much. Fear of engagement or of injury may be obvious but fear of failure or of letting mom and dad down are hard to detect.Understand that it is normal to be afraid and have some anxiety at a young age.Show patience - nervous players need time to work through their worries.Do…See More
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The Fun Part Just Follows

Baseball coaching tips of the day Don't worry about making things fun - it's a byproduct of these success makers. 1. Caring that players improve is the best thing coaches can do for players, even beyond making it fun for them. That begins by showing enthusiasm, encouragement, and belief that players can get it, no matter how discouraged players get. 2. Patience. Expecting…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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You are Not On TV

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

 
Coaches, repeat this to your self – “What you see on TV is not for youth sports.”
 
It may be the coaches in-game or post-game conduct, whatever,…
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Naivety will be the End of You - Ha

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

Baseball coaching tips

Keys to Coaching in the Modern Age
 
When I began coaching, I found that I had a knack for working with kids. I soon figured out that coaching is more than just teaching the skills. Along with teaching the game, I had a role in imparting life lessons. Coaching is about connecting with young people…
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Inspire! Be the Difference - Coaching Tips of the Day

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

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It’s a lot to expect of you, but you must strive to inspire both kids and parents, along with many other coaching responsibilities.
 
All too often now, youth…
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Pushing - Be Careful

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

Baseball coaching tips

Don't push - it will backfire. 
 
Pushing is when adults put so much emphasis on…
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Heat or Ice Best - Neither

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

Baseball coaching tips of the Day

 
Heat or Ice – Try Neither
 
When players are injured, there is always the debate whether to apply the…
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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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