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Empowering Athletes

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Empowering words I use and you should too!
 
“Play for the name on the front of your jerseys and the name on the back – your dedication and hard work represent your…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 20, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Take Charge of Parent Behavior before It's too Late

Baseball coaching tipsof the day

 
You must send an early season letter to parents stating the behavior you feel is unacceptable. It is sad that this type letter is necessary but one or more of these things is a regular occurrence now. Take nothing for granted.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 19, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Difference between Youth Sports and Professional

Baseball coaching tip of the day

 
You should never use retaliation. DO not stoop to the other’s low level of respect for the game.
The first step to making sure everyone understands what sportsmanship is, is knowing the definition – “ethical,…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Times Have Changed

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Times have changed since most coaches experienced "tough guy" coaching. It rarely works now days because many kids are sensitive with all the pressures on them, so be careful of intimidating tactics.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 15, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Season Start Training Plan

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

 
For coaches who are not intimidated, there are few things better to help kids improve and avoiding skill know-how confusion than starting the season with the following plans.
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Important Coaching Realization

Baseball coaching tip of the day.

 
A line I like to share with my students and other coaches comes from the incomparable Coach John Wooden - “It’s what you learn after you…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 13, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Teaching Accountability

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Sometimes teams win after not having played well and other times they lose after having played a great game. Better talent often makes the difference.
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 12, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Yes You Can - Coaching Tip of the Day

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
“They may have beat us the last time, but I guarantee if you keep your heads in the game, things can be different this time.”
 
Despite the sense of…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 11, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Perfection is Always Elusive

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
One of my most used comments with my players is, “You will never be perfect, it will always come and go.” I say that so they quit beating themselves up every time they fail or bring them down to earth when the game seems easy. Creating an athletic mindset begins with…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 8, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Steal a Base by One of the All-Time Best

OK you may be a little disappointed by the author here, but the truth is in the statistics. Go see for yourself, here’s the proof, with pictures, too.

With the current state of Major League Baseball, the stolen base has become less of a thing. The analytic gurus have “stolen” the value but take pride in them and hope for the day when it is recognized…

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Added by Jack Perconte on March 8, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tips for Dealing with Disruption

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

 
Before putting players, who continually disrupt the flow of practice into timeout or talking to their parents, try the following:
 Review the training procedures.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 7, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Discipline when Necessary

 
Discipline can be a touchy area in youth sports, but if you feel the need to impart a life lesson with some sort of discipline, you must proceed without fear of…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 6, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Valuable Baseball Hitting Tips

Baseball coaching tips

Things I am always telling my students:

  1. The batting tee should be a player’s constant companion. Use of a batting tee before games to get loose, work on the fundamentals and concentrate on weak spots and after games to work out game flaws is a necessary discipline.
  2. Quality of repetition trumps quantity, until perfection arrives (never) – practice to just practice is…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Don't let Players Settle

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Things you should teach and stay on top of:
1. Praise progress, but do not let players settle for mediocrity - remind them that better is a constant goal. Players often become satisfied with themselves when so…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Helping Kids Get out of Slumps

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
When players fall into slumps, which are inevitable for all, here are suggestions to try:
 
* Add extra work. Often, players get away from the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on March 1, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Don't Make it A Mental Thing

Baseball coachingtip of the day

Never mention a lack of steady play as a mental thing.
 
Players can change from mentally weak to strong by improving their skill mechanics. However, once adults convince…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 28, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Doing that Little Extra

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Working with players who have focus issues can offer significant challenges. But it can also turn into a satisfying experience. Demonstrating a competent way of dealing with kids who need more can be a valuable educational experience for players, parents, and other coaches,…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 27, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fearless Coaching

Baseball coaching tips of the day

The greatest coaches are not afraid of hurting player's feelings when things need to be said. Like the following things that I believed in that are important and were reinforced when I read about San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich coaching philosophy for my latest…
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 26, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Team Chemistry - Build It, They will Play

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Create team chemistry – it makes it less likely for parents to become disenchanted. Parents recognize the joy and camaraderie their kids have and will hesitate to rock the boat.
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Added by Jack Perconte on February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Practice as You Play or Play as You Practice

Baseball coaching tips of the day.

We often hear coaches preach to their players they should practice as they play in games. Good advice, but it is also important that players play in games as they practice. Because of the added pressure in games, many players change their demeanor. Some become over aggressive and play out of control, while others shy away from the…

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Added by Jack Perconte on February 22, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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