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Creating a Season to Remember
Creating a Season to Remember

Creating a Season to Remember

The New Youth-Sports-Coaching Leadership Handbook

By Jack Perconte, Foreword by Bill Vasko



312 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9780998170909

Rights: US & CA

Second Base Publishing (Jul 2017)


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Adults would never send their kids off to school if the teachers were not properly trained yet they do it with their youth sports coaches. The time has come for the central figures in youth sports – the coaches – to take charge and make a positive difference in kids' lives. This is the youth coaching training that has been missing. This book contains the forward-thinking techniques that will bring enjoyment back to the games for all – athletes, parents, and coaches. Using his coaching experience, heartfelt personal stories, and thoughtful analysis of the teaching methods of all the greats in coaching, the author provides the answers. For any prospective or current coach who wants to create:* An appropriate youth-centered perspective and practical coaching philosophy.* A season-long developmental plan for practices and games to help players perform and master the skills needed to reach their full potential.* Concrete solutions to deal with all player types and tense situations.* The life-shaping experiences that athletes deserve.


"Coach Perconte has developed some tremendous ideas in this handbook that will certainly help coaches at all levels."   —Bill Vasko, college coach

"Perconte, who coaches softball and baseball, has written a thoughtful guide for the 'countless kindhearted people' who are trying to coach and inspire athletes . . . . This is a valuable resource for parents and coaches of youth sports." —Publishers Weekly

"Creating a Season to Remember is a well-written and superbly organized textbook for youth coaches . . . I loved reading the quotes that he has sprinkled in throughout the book and appreciated getting to know more about the legendary coaches." —Jack Magnus

"I like the way the author has handled the topic; a methodical, simple, and easy to understand technique for not only coaches, but also the players, parents, and everyone else. The author's words will help all coaches seize the opportunity to create that season to remember." —Mamta Madhavan

"The book is written in a very simple, conversational style and readers will enjoy the anecdotes the author shares and his interesting experiences. It is highly informative, educative, and entertaining." —Romuald Dzemo,

Author Biography

Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has worked in youth sports for more than 25 years. He is the author of The Making of a Hitter and Raising an Athlete.  He lives in Lisle, Illinois. Bill Vasko is an assistant coach at UMass Lowell and the owner and writer for CoachBook and Maxx Athletes. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, administration, and athletics at the collegiate and high school levels. He lives in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.