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The "No Fun" Kid

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 16, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Creating A Smooth Season

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 15, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bigger Stronger Faster Begins with You

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Building Focus Skills Begin with These

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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Added by Jack Perconte on January 11, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Care but Do It with Integrity and Class

Baseball Coaching tips of the Day

Care, but Learn to Do it Right

Even the sports coaches, who act like complete jerks and display behavior that is questionable in today’s sports culture, have the most important ingredient for sports coaching. The quality that the great coaches display is - they care that “all” players improve and coach with that attitude.…

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Added by Jack Perconte on January 10, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Negativity Inspires Noone

Baseball coaching tips of the day

It 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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 9, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rules for the Team

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
From day 1, coaches should institute three rules of behavior with the team.
1. No negative comments – any words directed at anyone that are meant to embarrass another is unacceptable.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 8, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Power of Never

Baseball coaching tips of the day
 
The best way to keep everyone’s trust is to never lose it in the first place.
 
The…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 7, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Coaching Baseball Communication

How to be an Effective Baseball Coach

Good baseball communication is necessary for winning and for good baseball. Many signals transpire pre-pitch from the bench to players and between players. Even more important is the baseball communication that must occur once balls are in play. Without effective talk, the ability to get outs is…

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Added by Jack Perconte on January 4, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Setting Boundaries with Parents

Baseball coaching tips of the day
From the first meeting with team parents
* Specify the behavior you expect to see of them, ask for their trust, and encourage them to approach you with concerns instead of complaining and second guessing behind…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 2, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Lead without Big Leaguing It

Leaders 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.
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 28, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Lead

Youth baseball coaching tips of the day

How to be a leader:
 
* The first key is honesty. Saying one thing and doing another is the quickest way coaches lose respect.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 27, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

When not to Coach?

Baseball Coaching tips of the day

Providing little teaching is obviously not good, but neither is giving too much, at least, coaching at the wrong time. Always work to find a balance between doing too little and too much.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 21, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Be Cool and Your Players will Respond

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Understand that when you show a sense of urgency, players often become tentative and play not to lose. The added tension leads to mistakes that make coming out ahead difficult.

Coaching anxiety turns up the most in playoff games, against biggest rivals, and in tight games. Many coaches display panic behavior before…

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Added by Jack Perconte on December 20, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Define Practice - It Pays off

Sports coaching tips of the day

From the start of the season define what practice is so players keep things in perspective and do not give up when success seems elusive. Practice is:
1. A time for teams to learn and work hard.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 19, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Don't be the Under-Coach

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Know the signs of Under-Coaching

  • Not being prepared for practice and just winging it.
  • Believing you know enough already without further study of the sport.
  • Saying everything you know or just learned at a coaching clinic at the start and then stop teaching as the season moves…
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 18, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Be Yourself

(Short Excerpt from Creating a Season to Remember) 
(In memory of Coach Johnny Reagan, who passed away this week)…
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Watch for These Negative Success Makers

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…

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Added by Jack Perconte on December 14, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

In Game Coaching Tips

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…
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Added by Jack Perconte on December 13, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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