Something Worth Catching – Episode 4
In this podcast of Something Worth catching, former major leaguer and long-time youth instructor, Jack Perconte, along with Sam Zagorac, another long-time youth coach and owner of the Diamond Edge Academy in Willowbrook IL. discuss many of the issues of youth baseball. Additionally, this podcast ends with a hilarious, true story from Jack’s playing days with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Please share and like if so inclined. Thank You)
In this issue of Something Worth Catching, you will find their thoughts on the following questions.
How do you approach coaching your own sons or daughter?
What do you do about players who miss practice for non-health or non –emergency reasons?
Coaches often get accused of having the cookie cutter approach when it comes to hitting, your thoughts?
What do you do when you notice a parent is very hard on their kid?
What do you say when parents say “They have to practice right?” in front of their kid?
Who are the one or two major league pitchers you like to watch pitch?
What are your thoughts on a no stride hitting approach?
Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 27 years. His playing, coaching and parenting stories create better experiences for athletes and parents. Jack has written over a thousand articles on coaching baseball and youth sports. Jack is the author of “The Making of a Hitter” now $5 and “Raising an Athlete.” His third book “Creating a Season to Remember” is in the works. Jack is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also find Jack Perconte on YouTube with over 80 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos.