A very necessary point I make and revisit with my students and with their parents is that some changes are easy ones and some take much longer. Of course, easy is a relative term because there is nothing easy when it comes to perfecting baseball skills. A common and frequent baseball coaching statement goes like this, “Our long range goal is to fix this.” The point I am trying to make is that some habits are very difficult to change and if people expect them to come overnight with a lesson or two, frustration will set in for them. Of course, good coaches must recognize and differentiate which habit changes are short and long-term goals, as they change for every player. When coaches explain that some changes will take quite a while, others understand the nature of sport and develop the patience to stick with things.
About Jack Perconte
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 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.