How to Coach Baseball Many troubling issues in youth sports have been around forever and it is understandable that they will never go away. I often wonder though, if there is anything being done to help ease some of the unfortunate situations that come about. Two of...read more
“The Look” does not have to lead to tension I am pretty sure the author of the popular statement, “If looks could kill,” came up with it while watching an athlete responding to parental advice about how to play sports. Does that deadly look mean parents or kids are...read more
Youth Sports Need Life Coaches Unfortunately, many people hear the terms positive coaching and positive parenting and roll their eyes and think here we go again with all that goody-goody stuff. It is a shame some people look negatively on those terms because the...read more
Coaching Little League Baseball: It's about the Kids Coaching little league baseball is much more demanding than most think. Times have changed and coaching youth baseball, or youth sports, in general, take more expertise than many years ago. Parents are much more...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.