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Negativity Inspires Noone

Baseball coaching tips of the dayIt is contradictory for coaches to preach team, teamwork, and team unity and then do the opposite with their behavior. Unfortunately, many coaches fall into this trap and they may even lose the team’s respect.When you become overtly negative towards a player, or players, the team concept is in jeopardy. Coaches should realize some players may drive them crazy but accept that as a…See More
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Overcoming Fear of Failure

Baseball coaching tips of the day I hate to admit it, but there were times early in my major league career that I played scared on the baseball field. I was so afraid I would screw up that my concentration level was not where it should have been. With that weak mental outlook, the result was exactly that – I screwed up. With many youth athletes, the same occurs. Fear of failure and letting mom and dad down are difficult…See More
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Lead without Big Leaguing It

Baseball coaching tips of the dayLeaders come in all shapes and sizes. You don't have to have all the attention to be a leader. I learned that from my dad. He was a lot like some of the leaders I played with in the major leagues. Guys like Alvin Davis (Mariners), Andre Thornton (Indians) and Harold Baines (White Sox) were all men who led by example in a quiet, compassionate…See More
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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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Going Beyond to Be the Best You can Be

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

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…

The "No Fun" Kid

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

One rule I like to have for team members - No sleepovers the night before games, especially day games. Overtired kids are no fun to coach and they will have no fun either. Explain that to parents.
Know the signs of an exhausted kid or ones on their way to burn…

Creating A Smooth Season

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Coaches Rules for Parents. Ask parents to:
✧ Strive to get their child to games and practices on time.
✧ Let you know as soon as possible…

Bigger Stronger Faster Begins with You

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

Baseball Coaching Tips of the Day

You should incorporate strengthening exercises into the last ten minutes of each practice. In this age of growing concern over obesity, a little conditioning work at practice can help kids learn the importance of it in…

Building Focus Skills Begin with These

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

The ability to focus and calm the mind is another quality for player success. Those learned qualities are difficult when athletes must deal with over-demanding coaches and parents. When adults expect too much, they inhibit player concentration and the chances of success diminish. Athletes end of playing not to make mistakes and pleasing their parents and coaches. They…


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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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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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