Ideal Balance Position Determines Stride Length Before even finding the best stride length for players, I want inexperienced players to understand what ideal balance position is. This concept is crucial for everything in sport and all sports. It is especially...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 relatively...read more
Pros and Cons of Arm Slot Training There are two times that arm slot training is most necessary. One is with beginners and that involves teaching kids the proper throwing techiques and fundamentals. (See below). With that teaching, kids should come away with a...read more
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written. I am a former major league baseball player who, like many of us, could not get enough of the game while playing so I went into coaching it after my playing days. I opened my own sports academy to help young...read more
Standing behind the plate, staring down your teammate as they wind up to throw a baseball as hard and fast as they can is a bit of a daunting feeling. One slight error could cause the ball to drift off course and, as the catcher, you’re expected to make the right...read more
One of the great things about playing baseball is that you don’t need a lot of preparation to get into the game. Find a place to play, a bat, a ball, and a glove to ensure you’re ready to go. Of course, that might be oversimplifying things a little bit. If you start...read more
There’s nothing more exhilarating than stepping up to the plate with the chance to turn the tide of the game. You need to have mental focus, the physical endurance to withstand the pressures of the game, and the right equipment to get the job done. While the Combat...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.