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Bringing the Power Out

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Understanding what you can control.
 
Of all the questions I get asked from player parents, this one stands near the top, “He/she has no power, can…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 20, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Changing the Player Mindset

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Words I often hear from ballplayers – “I suck,” “I’m no good,” “I can’t do it,” and “I want to quit.” That’s unfortunate, but it’s the start of another coaching opportunity of turning them into more optimistic…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 19, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

When Player Success has a Chance

Baseball coaching tips of the day- Success begins here!
 
When I batted first or second in the batting order, I felt…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 16, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with the Wins and Losses

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.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 15, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching the Mental Game Begins with These

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
What the best player can do in seconds?…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Best Teaching Done Here?

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 13, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Talk it and Walk It

 
Walking the talk
 
The following things you tell…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 12, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 9, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 8, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Inspiring Yourself and Your Team

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Find 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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 7, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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,…

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Added by Jack Perconte on August 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Half the Job is Being the Psychologist

 
You must do some of your best coaching for the player or team who gets off to the slow start or has the prolonged slump. Anticipation is always sky high for the season’s start and…
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Added by Jack Perconte on August 1, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Are You an Elite Coach? Tips of the day

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Want to be an Elite coach? Do what they do.

The great coaches have developed their plan over several years. Follow their lead and do not forget number 5 below.

Coaching is no different than leading in any kind of work environment. A big key to leadership is being organized. Try to never just wing it – that plan rarely…

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Added by Jack Perconte on July 31, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching for Success

 
Coach for success. Coaching for success goes way beyond winning that day’s game or any championship. There is nothing wrong with coaching to win but winning is a temporary thing. Success coaching is crucial because it…
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Added by Jack Perconte on July 30, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Times Have Changed - Borderline Depressed Players

Baseball coaching tips of the day

You are not there to simply teach the game and the physical skills, but also to help kids deal with disappointment and frustration.

Perhaps the biggest change I’ve seen in athletes over the 30 years I’ve been coaching is how down kids get these days when things do not go their way. Of course, players have never enjoyed not having success, but they become discouraged at…

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Added by Jack Perconte on July 29, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Value in Reverse Psychology

Baseball Coaching tips of the day

Using Reverse Psychology

Sports psychology tells us that satisfied players may not put in the necessary effort, and disheartened ones do the same with a “what’s the use” mindset. In order to not let teams get complacent after wins or discouraged after losses, you may have to act in ways that don’t always reflect your…

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Added by Jack Perconte on July 26, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Baseball Coaching Tips of the Day

It’s never as easy as just thinking it’s only kids and youth sports.

 
I know most youth coaches begin with great attitudes and plan to be positive role models for kids. Unfortunately, as the demands of coaching and the pressure to win mount, many of these coaches, often unknowingly, change into negative role…
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Added by Jack Perconte on July 25, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Power in Team Chemistry

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What to know about team chemistry
 
Team chemistry is when individuals blend together and develop a sense of group that is bigger than the individual parts.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on July 24, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Helping Players Stay in the Moment

Another coaching goal, although not easy at any level, is helping players stay “in the moment.” It is common for them to let their minds wander and think of what just happened or what might happen. Those…
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Added by Jack Perconte on July 23, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Teaching the Mental Game of Baseball

 
Developing focus and a strong mental game is a process.
 
Many parents and coaches look at some players and…
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Added by Jack Perconte on July 22, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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