Tips for Making the High School Baseball Team Yes, it is getting to be that exciting time of year again for baseball players. However, it is also a nerve-racking time, too. By far one of the tensest times for youth ballplayers and their families is the high school...read more
Homemade Baseball Training Equipment Homemade Baseball Training Equipment OK, so most people do not have a backyard batting cage but other baseball training equipment can do the job. Many ways exist to help your young ballplayers improve their baseball play. For a lot...read more
Results of Academy Batting Cages showing up now in MLB If there is one thing I know, it’s batting cages. I have lived in batting cages since I retired from major league baseball. After teaching hitting for the past 30 years, I have to admit that I have enjoyed every...read more
Baseball Pitches Today vs. Yesterday Ah, it’s fun to think of one’s Glory days, but facing these guys did not produce any of those. It’s time to take a walk down memory lane and think back about the best baseball pitches I encountered in my big league baseball career....read more
Pros and Cons of a Pitching Machine When it comes to using a baseball pitching machine, there are pros and cons. Many baseball players, coaches, and parents do not like using a pitching machine because it is not the real thing of facing a live arm. That reasoning is...read more
Why Outfield Drills? Outfield drills that cover every aspect of the position are necessary but often neglected because at the lowest levels of baseball the outfield is used to hide weaker players, as only a few batted balls reach there. This changes as outfield...read more
Types of Pitches for Youth Baseball Players Many types of pitches for developing and established pitchers exist, along with grip variations on each of those possibilities. The age, physical strength, and throwing fundamentals of young pitchers must be a consideration...read more
Book Bundle Pack
Buy all three of Jack Perconte’s books and save! The Making of a Hitter, Creating a Season to Remember, and Raising an Athlete will provide valuable instruction and insight into raising and coaching young athletes. Help your son or daughter learn the fundamentals of hitting in The Making of a Hitter; bring out the best of kids’ abilities and teach them to reach their full potential in Creating a Season to Remember; and learn how to motivate your kids to enjoy the sports field from Raising an Athlete.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1989 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.