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COMMAND IS ACHIEVABLE AND REPEATABLE

Centering your weight supercharges results

When you make your usual throwing action from a front leg lift ending with your weight centered between your knees, you…

  1. Enhance your throwing arm speed,
  2. Create later ball movement,
  3. Send more pitches directly into your target than ever before and
  4. Challenge every hitter…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 17, 2019 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Faster not Safer is Critical to Success

Baseball coaching tipof the day

 
Faster not safer.
 
The best players embrace the importance of training and doing things as if in a game. Their confident game attitude comes from…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 16, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Your Job is Not to Push, but Get them to

Baseball coaching tips of the week.

Can you get them to do the pushing?
 
It’s natural for parents to have far ranging and often unrealistic goals for their kids. As a coach that is not your concern. However, it is your concern to get the most out…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 15, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Coaching Own Child - Be Aware of This

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

Do you know the secret to coaching your child's team?

 
Parents, who feel they can do a better job coaching than their current child’s coach, should step up and do it, especially if you are going to complain about the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 12, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

DO YOUR FOOT PLACEMENTS PROMOTE COMMAND?

How do you begin your motion?

Before your front foot comes off the ground, you make conscious decisions where you’re going to place your feet.

Your foot placements tell gravity to end your starting position with …

  • Your weight centered over your back foot or
  • Your weight centered between your knees.

Beginning…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 11, 2019 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Coaching the Way the Greats Do

Baseball coaching tips of the day

A study of the great coaches, as i do in my book, reveals things that are important for all leaders and in any field of work. Some of those things are:
 
1. They do not…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 11, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching for Success

 
Legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg said "I won't know for 20 years" when asked if his year of coaching was successful.
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 10, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching Your Own is All about Fairness

Coaching one’s own child begins and ends with fairness
 
Coaching a team sport with your child on the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 9, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Baseball Coaching Psychology

Baseball Coaching tips of the day

Psychology of coaching in games
• Act calm and in control, even though your heart may be pumping fast.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 8, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

It's Who the Teachers Are

Baseball Coaching Tips of the Day

Set the tone for how players will deal with both winning and losing. That begins by your attitude after games. When you rant and blame others for losing, players learn that is acceptable for them to…

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

Know How to (and not to) Motivate

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Athletic motivation begins and ends with the 3 A’s!

You must know what does and does not motivate youth. 

Things that motivate:                                                      

  1. Attention – showing legitimate interest in player improvement and other activities that kids are involved…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching the Hard to Coach

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Can you tune out a player’s non-committal attitude? Of course, that is not easy but a coaching challenge to embrace. How to do this?
1. Do not take it their bad attitude personally. Their attitude formed before you came to…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

One, Two, Three, Turn!

From Marty Schupak's

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 2, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments

A Constant Message to Impart

 
The real measure of a player. A speech you should be making to your team.
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 2, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Best 5 Second Speech

 
Knowing What to Say right before games is crucial.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on April 1, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Post Game Talk is Also about Character

Baseball coaching tips of the day.



The post game talk and season ending message is also about the character traits you want kids to learn. 

Pride, Effort, Empathy, Courage, Trust, Honesty, Gratitude,Loyalty, Contentment, Humility.

Put together it goes something like this.

We are proud of you. You gave your best, and that is all we ever ask of you. I hope you feel the…

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

Inspire When You Can - It's Easy

No one expects you to be as inspirational as the great coaches. But, you should look for motivational quotes and use them or adapt them for your players. I am always looking for words that will…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 28, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

TURN GRAVITY INTO YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

Every time you get ready to throw a pitch, you expect it to travel directly into your Catcher’s target.

The reason you miss your target more often than you want boils down to one thing … gravity!

Even though you’ve lived with gravity since birth, even though gravity controls every movement you’ve ever made, you don’t realize what a huge…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 28, 2019 at 1:14pm — No Comments

What to Continually Recognize

 
Be careful what things you recognize like personal statistics. They send the message that sports are about individuals and accomplishment only. They usually recognize the same and best players. Athletes end up…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 27, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Great Coaches do These during Games

Baseball coaching tips of the day

The best coaches know how to make a huge difference in games.
They:
 Keep players focused on the process not the results.
 Help players adjust in the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 26, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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