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Practice Coaching Differs from Game Coaching

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Many coaches do it the opposite way, which leads to kids afraid to make mistakes.
 
At practice, challenge players, as game-like as possible, and insist on continual attention to the little details that help…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 20, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Rashoman - What a Player?

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One coach explained a play like this, another remembered it as something else, while a few parents described it in a different way?…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 19, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Player Development Comes with Commitment from All

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Be prepared to get some blame when players show little improvement.
However, the following can help from the start to avert that.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

When to Coach to Get Results

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Make warm-up time the most important time of practice, so emphasize it through your attention to detail and with the most “praise” and “critiques” of correct fundamentals at this time.

At almost every practice I watch involving baseball teams, I notice players warm up with little or no coaching…

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Added by Jack Perconte on February 15, 2019 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

Suck It Up and Do your Job

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

Sometimes you just have to swallow your pride and "Just do it."
 
One of the most difficult tasks is working with the player with the “un-coachable" attitude. They…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 8, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Best Parent Engagement

Never be false, only genuine but look for opportunities to:
 
* Give parents credit for standout child behavior. Just as athletes like to hear praise,…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 7, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Post it - Kids Learn It

Baseball coaching tips of the day.
If you want to remember something, it certainly helps to write it down. The same goes for teaching players. If you want them to learn show it to them in writing or video to reinforce the spoken word. Players do not learn with words alone.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 6, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Sets You Apart

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Two more suggestions that set you apart:
 
* Address players by name and come up…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Be Different and Better

Baseball coaching tips of the day

2 Pledges all sports coaches should make:
 
* Vow to follow the “genius" inside of you. Ge inspired by reading, listening or watching things from or about fascinating people. It may be just a song or movie about…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Be Better than the Rest

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Be better than average:
* Have goals for the right things to help keep focus – daily improvement is one of those goals
• Hold players…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 1, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

It Starts with You, the Coach

Baseball coaching tips of the day

It drives me nuts to hear a coach say, "They don't want to play," or "They don't want it" or "They don;t want to work." That's your job to create the excitement and environment so they want to be there. Remember:
1. Attitude begins with the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 31, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Youth Baseball Coaching Philosophy

Baseball coaching philosophy to coach by:

1. The games are about the athletes, period.

2. If you are not enjoying it, there is a good chance neither are the kids - enjoy the journey, you can't worry about the haters. 

3. The most talented team often doesn’t win in the end, but the most improved one often does - that's your department.

4. Pressure is a performance killer for most, don't…

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Added by Jack Perconte on January 30, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Total Player Development

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Much goes into developing an athlete. It’s a continual process of evolving the mechanical, mental game, and physical conditioning. When one area is deficient, it shows up against the best competition. With each passing year, each becomes ever more necessary, especially the psychological aspect. When the mind begins to wither with self-doubt, the end may be near for an…

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

How to Energize the Team

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Unhealthy fast foods become a way of life for athletes when not watched by adults, especially travel team players.
It’s hard for athletes to stay energetic and focused when tired and hungry. Thirst and hunger are…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 28, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Communications Skills are Crucial

Coaches can change lives for the better with this communication plan:
 
 1. Being honest but saying things with…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Coaching Staff Communications

The head coach should:
* Hold your coaching staff accountable for maintaining a positive outlook in the heat of the season and ask them to do the same with you.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 23, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Building Self-Esteem in All

Baseball coaching tips of the day
 
Read about the sports coaching techniques of the renowned coaches of the past and present, they can find ways of fulfilling those goals.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 22, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Workplace Managing and On the Field - The Same

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Create solid communication with your staff which should be similar to workplace actions. Coaches should:
* Discuss the team and coaching objectives, along with coaching roles at the start and occasionally throughout the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Teaching Work Ethic

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

Seeing the success people achieve when they work hard is a lesson you want kids to learn.
I never fail to tell my players this story. Milwaukee Brewers manager, Dave Bristol, made this announcement after a game. “There’ll be two buses leaving…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Going Beyond to Be the Best You can Be

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Many things help you stand out as a good coach. Here are a few others to consider:
* Be sure you are not the source of the pressure during games. Coaches often think they are nothing but positive, but they might be placing pressure on teams without realizing it. Parents often…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 17, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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