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Jack Perconte
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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. Coaches with too big of egos gain their identity from their team’s success. They make the games about themselves and winning, which is a problem. Youth sports should be about the athletes and the building of a foundation…See More
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The Power Comes from This

Baseball coaching tips of the day Never underestimate the attitude and power of perseverance. I have been amazed many times in my coaching career. Some players who could not swing a bat without falling or catch a ball for their life, have gone on to play high school and even college baseball. I take a little credit for that, but mostly of course, they deserve unbelievable praise. I can usually tell when a young player is…See More
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The Hypocrite Coach

Baseball coaching tips of the dayThe “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 mistakesKids fail in tight game situationsOfficials make calls you do not agree…See More
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Traits of the Best Baseball Players

Baseball Coaching tips of the dayTraits of successful athletes that you should try to instill in all athletes.The most successful athletes:Never settle for mediocrity – good is not good enough when better is possible, and better is always possible. Performing the fundamentals improve success, always.Never take the game or the games for granted. Right when one thinks they have…See More
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Profile Information

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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Quit Ego Tripping

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

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.

Positive is the Only Way

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

Baseball coaching tips of the day - Pay attention here!
What positive coaching is and isn’t?

It Only Takes One TIme - Never Take Things for Granted

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

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…


Dealing with Difficult Situations

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

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.…

Coaching Challenge is to Challenge

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

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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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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