Weekly Youth Coaching Tips for Print

This is the first of my weekly youth coaching tips to add to your coaching library. Of course, some of the weekly youth coaching tips are things you may already be doing, but there will be some surprising things, too. Number two below is especially important, as it is one of the best ways to help players learn to trust you, as well as helping them improve without fear of making mistakes. Many youth coaches do not agree that all players should get equal playing time, but if you look at it from the neglected player’s and parent’s standpoint, you might reconsider. Additionally, many youth coaches feel like they have all the answers, but getting input from all can help you learn about your team and how you come across to them.


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 now available. Jack is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also find Jack Perconte on YouTube with over 120 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos. 



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