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For Long Term Results - Coaching tips of the day

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Being a Difference Maker
I’m happy when I help turn a negative attitude player into a more understanding one. I’m…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 26, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Don't Be A Deer in Headlights

 
Believe me, it’s going to happen.
 
“Don’t be a deer…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 25, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Reality of Coaching

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
One constant I’ve learned in my 30 years of youth coaching - there is always a better way!
 
Do not be a coach who thinks they have all, or any, of…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 24, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coach Patience

Baseball coaching tip of the day

 
Believe in and teach kids patience
 
Positive – only way to go…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Teach Respect by Getting It

 
Little upsets me as a coach, but his one thing does every time. It’s important to command respect, or at the least, keep your pride. Often there is no way of truly knowing if kids are…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 19, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fun for You or Fun for the Kids

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
I feel a little guilty, but I cringe every time I hear coaches tell kids to, “Just have fun.” I am a huge proponent of the fun thing but the reason I cringe is then I proceed to watch as the coaches zap the fun out by overloading…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Power In Numbers

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Why upsets occur day in and day out in sports.
“They can because they think they can.” What a great definition of motivation. Success only comes when the thought…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 17, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Quit Ego Tripping

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
It’s OK and natural to have pride in coaching youth sports, but not OK to steal the spotlight from the kids and the games.
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 13, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Positive is the Only Way

Baseball coaching tips of the day - Pay attention here!
 
What positive coaching is and isn’t?
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 11, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

It Only Takes One TIme - Never Take Things for Granted

Balls and bats hurt - it only takes one incident to ruin a player's season or career. I have a horror story from my high school playing days that still brings a tear to my eyes. I hope our school coach has been able to come to terms with it these many years later.  

Your top baseball coaching responsibility.

 You never want to get a late-night call from an upset parent because their child had an unknown…

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Added by Jack Perconte on June 10, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with Difficult Situations

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
I have heard coaches say that they never took their work home with them. They must have been award winning actors because that seems impossible.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 7, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching Challenge is to Challenge

Baseball coaching tips of the day

I’ve seen many good players stop playing at young ages because of boredom that things are either too slow or too easy.

 

A constant coaching challenge is avoiding practice boredom. A great way to that is with a challenge.

 

From day one, recognize the skill level of each player and begin to challenge each…

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Added by Jack Perconte on June 6, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Power Comes from This

 
Never underestimate the attitude and power of perseverance.
 
I have been amazed many times in my…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Baseball coaching tips of the day - DO not fall for what you hear and see.
 
The saying "Just do it" are just words and don't mean much in youth sports.
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The No Beach Rule?

Baseball coaching tips of the day

I'm not big on rules for youth sports but this one is necessary - "No beach time on day of game"
 
Coaching fatigued athletes is not pleasing, or fair, to the coach. The words I dread hearing…
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Added by Jack Perconte on June 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Hypocrite Coach

Baseball coaching tips of the day

The “Hypocrite” coach really bugs me.

Do not give this pre-game speech - “We just want you guys/girls to have fun out there” and/or insist kids just have fun whenever they show some frustration.

and then proceed to show over-the -top frustration when:

 

  • Players make…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 31, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Creating Fearless Players

 
Coaching the fearless mindset includes ways you can help players prepare for the game winning opportunities.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 30, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Baseball Coaches - Are You doing these?

Actions of successful coaches - do you do these?
 
Successful coaches:
1. Never stop trying to find…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 29, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Traits of the Best Baseball Players

Baseball Coaching tips of the day

Traits of successful athletes that you should try to instill in all athletes.

The most successful athletes:

  1. Never settle for mediocrity – good is not good enough when better is possible, and better is always possible. Performing the fundamentals improve success, always.
  2. Never take the game or the games…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 28, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Changing Times - Deal with it

Baseball coaching tips

 
Of course, youth sports have changed from years ago, what hasn't? Many would say for the worse, but whatever, you still need to deal with the present situation.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 24, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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