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Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Baseball Coaching tips of the day Research reveals that one of the most powerful statements (questions) is “What is your opinion? That is because it automatically makes the receiver of the query feel important and valued. You should use the same approach when working with teams, individuals, and parents. It is usually obvious to the coaching staff what teams lack, but it is a good idea to ask the players, “What do you…See More
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Dec 7
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Keys to Success

Coaching tips of the dayUnderstand that athletes’ keys to success, which you have control over, begin with these. Teach the importance of:Fundamentals – a lack of these leads to certain failure.Practice – repetition of the fundamentals is crucial so one can repeat in game.Coachability – one cannot do it alone and players must learn to listen, try, and implement the things that work.Bigger stronger faster – just being…See More
Dec 5
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Helping Kids Focus in Games

Coaching suggestions.The task of keeping players' “heads in the game” is a challenge for many reasons including nervousness, over thinking, and fear. You must be a patient and dedicated coach to develop youth players in all phases of the game, skill development, focus, and strategy.Focus tips should include:Limiting the in-game instructions - let kids make their decisions.Reminding players of the things they can control…See More
Dec 4
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Practice Plans

Youth Baseball Coaching tips of the dayPractice PlansMany coaches know the game but waste a great amount of time during practice so that a lot of their knowledge never gets out. Try to do the following as often as possible.Be organized with a detailed, written practice plan. Two-hour practices are a good length of time for kids ten and above, with a half hour less for younger players. Discuss and share plan with other…See More
Dec 3
Rick Williams commented on Jack Perconte's blog post Sports Parents - What to do after games?
"I find it funny, when I see people that played MLB baseball saying the biggest thing they hated was after a game their dad asking them about the game.  Guess what it worked for you, maybe if dad had just taken them to the ice cream shop or said…"
Dec 3

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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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Watch for These Negative Success Makers

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Know what to do when you see these negative success makers:

1. Players who are never satisfied and blame self – this is very common with self-driven players. Coaching Tip – explain it is a team game and that they should look at the good things they did after games and save the negative things for practice.

2. Players…


In Game Coaching Tips

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Overcoaching in games is never good but coaches should do the following.

  1. Wait until plays are over before speaking. During the action advice distracts more than helps.
  2. Have an erasable clipboard…

Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Research reveals that one of the most powerful statements (questions) is “What is your opinion? That is because it automatically makes the receiver of the query feel important and valued. You should use the same…

Always Being Prepared

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tip of the day

Remember the primary rule of coaching youth is, “Be prepared to have a backup plan for any and all scenarios.” It is important that coaches realize they are dealing with young kids, who are unpredictable and busy, and second, they are dealing with parents who are often the same, not to mention stressed out, also.



Coaching Teenagers

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Sports Coaching Tips

Coaching teenage and older players requires a different strategy than younger ones. The motivational methods (tricks) you used with younger athletes will probably not go over so well when kids reach the teenage…


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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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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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