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Goals and Burnout

Sports coaching tip of the day
 
I always felt like getting to the major leagues was my goal, but also believed…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 19, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Baseball Coaching Tip of the day - Humor

Youth sports coaching tip of the day:

As a coach, I am always helping players to not let the “doubters” get them down. Unfortunately, often those doubters are their own parents, which makes this coaching job even harder. You must explain to kids that no one is immune to people who do not believe in them, but they can use negativity as motivation to work harder. Remind…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 16, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Coach tip of the day - Quality First

Sports coaching tip of the day- 

Quality first, then quantity.

Looking back on my career, I wish I had learned the fundamentals better. All too often, I played with little confidence because I did not have a good understanding of the fundamentals. Knowing the fundamentals would have allowed me to focus on correct habits without having to work so hard trying to find the groove repeatedly. Doing…

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Added by Jack Perconte on November 15, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What Creates Fun

Baseball coaching tips of the day
Do not overlook these things that create fun for kids:
 
1. Be sure to make every team member feel like they are an important part of the team, not just the big contributors.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 14, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

"Just Have Fun?"

Youth coaching tips of the day
Be careful of these most-used words!
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 13, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Keep it in Perspective?

Coaching tips of the day

Many youth coaches lose perspective along the way after volunteering with great intentions. Much of the problem is because perspective is not defined. For the ninety-nine percent of volunteer coaches who want to be a positive influence and keep the focus where it should be – on the kids – here is how to keep things in…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 12, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Preparing Kids for the Future

Coaching tips of the day
You are not only responsible for developing players skills but their attitudes as well. Prepare kids for future teams, coaches and high school.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 8, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Don't Forget these Coaching Strategies

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Two other tips for coaches that are often overlooked:
 
1. Encourage questions, don't just ask them. It is difficult for coaches to know what players understand. Coaches must encourage and praise those who ask.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 7, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Baseball Coaching Best Practices

Youth sports coaching - Don't forget these, too.

 
Create a learning environment. Learning comes from using many of the players’ senses - seeing, hearing, and feeling. Some players are visual learners, some audio and most experiential. Many players are a combination of all those. Coaches must provide helpful…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 6, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coaching tips of day - Don't forget the little things

Baseball Coaching tips of the day
Some of these are overlooked by youth coaches - don't be that…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 5, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Success - Define It

Baseball coaching tips of the day
 
We often think of…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 2, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Yes, More Responsibilities

Baseball Coaching tips of the Day

 
Other coaching responsibilities you must attend to:
* Help kids deal with adults who steal the show.
This situation is…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 1, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Coaching tips of the day - Stay Attentive to the Little Things

Coaches - Stay on top of these. Once these things start they spread and get out of hand.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 31, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Only coach when

Youth baseball coaching tip of the day

You should be able to answer yes to these questions to coach kids:

1, Do I have a background in the sport? 

2. Do I have the time to devote for games and practices for the…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 30, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why? Here's Why

Youth baseball coaching tip of the day

Always try to coach as if my students will someday coach themselves.

Studies on how people learn show that people who understand the basics of an action, and the "why" for it, can adjust in the heat of the moment, especially when things are not as they expected them to be. A complex way of saying that knowledge of the…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 29, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Most Used Coaching-Hitting Word?

Youth baseball tips of the day



Perhaps the most used word with baseball coaching is the word "stay." With hitting alone I am always saying these:

* Stay Back - Many youth players get anxious at the plate and have difficulty waiting for the ball.

* Stay Inside - A key is aiming for the side of the ball closest to them on all pitches instead of casting the bat away to the outer half and top of…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 26, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Asking the Right Questions

 
It's not like you have to coddle kids but it is important how and what you say to players. Questions are good but when they put players on the defensive with them, you will never get true answers or have the…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 25, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

When Player Meeting is Necessary

Youth sports coaching tip of the day
 
There comes a time in every coach’s career when they do not see eye to eye with one or more of the players on the team. When the situation lingers, a one-on-one meeting with the player or each player may be…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Real Performance Enhancers

Youth Sports coaching tips of the day Coaches

You can only control some things. Many parents would ask if I would make their son a major leaguer. How I wanted to respond was this answer from a famous athlete when they were asked, “how do I get to the top?” The famous athlete responded, “If you have to ask, it’s not going to happen.” The point is, there are no shortcuts and magic formulas.…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 23, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Easing the Pressure - Baseball Coaching Tips

When things do not go your way.

All teams encounter difficult times. Inevitably, there will be times when their results do not meet your and others’ expectations. Sports can be very humbling. At times, everyone feels bad and helpless, not knowing what to do. Keeping things in perspective is essential when dealing with a lack of success. You need to understand bad times come and go and when players struggle on…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 22, 2018 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

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