How to Make Throwing Problems Worse
What have you tried to improve your throwing? This is one question I ask my readers after they get my free report…
Anthony said: “I’ve tried throwing it softly because when I throw it hard, the ball goes everywhere. I can’t seem to control the ball when throwing hard. I over think and get scared that I’ll make a bad throw.”
This is a common change that players make when they have throwing accuracy problems. They go to a safe throw, a blooper, or softer throw.
What do other players do when trying to improve throwing when they lose accuracy?
- Analyze and change their mechanics
- Over think the process of throwing
- Work with their coach on technique
- Hide the issue from teammates by going underhanded
- Avoid doing drills they struggle with the most
Making mechanical changes or going to a safe throw will not help you address the real issue: Fear of making a bad throw at the wrong time.
But that’s how most players will try to improve their throwing… However, changing the throwing action mid-season can cause more harm because you start to over think it.
The problem is that when you have throwing problems, you feel like it’s a physical issue. So players will try to address it with a physical change, such as focusing more on the release.
And this leads to over control and too much thinking… Just what you don’t need to improve your throwing.
If you have full command of your throwing during practice—when alone at home or with your teammates—but lose control when you scrimmage or play in a game, the problem is a mental game issue!
What’s the solution?
You won’t find it in positive thinking or visualization. These are band aids to the real issue.
The real issue is over control or lack of trust in your arm due to fear of failure.
90% of the players I work with on the throwing yips, are scared about what others think.
My ball players worry about what coaches, teammates, and parents will think if they make a bad throw.
All this leads to outcome thinking, worry, tension, and trying too hard. In Anthony’s case and many other ball players, it leads to going to a safe throw.
Thus, to improve your throwing, you have to:
- Let go of worrying about the negative outcome.
- Let go of what others think if you miss a throw.
- Stay in the moment while throwing.
- Focus on the right performance cues during play.
- Go back to throwing on instinct.
I help players with all these tasks to improve their throwing.
You have two options:
- Personal mental coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (return this email for more details of the program).
- “Breaking the Yips Cycle” audio and workbook program (see below).
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Overcome Throwing Problems: How to Break The Yips Cycle
Do you (or a ball player(s)) suffer from:
- Inability to throw or pitch freely (despite the fact that you can in practice)?
- Anxiety, tension and over control of their action?
- Performance anxiety about what others will think?
- Super low confidence with the yips-infected mechanics?
- Feeling like an alien has taken over your body and you have no control?
If you can throw well when alone, but can’t take it to games, this is a mental game issue and not a physical challenge!
The Yips Cycle is a vicious cycle that causes ball players to stay trapped in over thinking and over control…
Learn to throw or pitch freely again with my proven audio and workbook program:
“Breaking The Yips Cycle” is a complete brain dump of the TOP Eight mental training sessions I do with my personal coaching students to help them overcome the yips and play with freedom again.
Breaking The Yips Cycle Audio and Workbook Program Includes:
- Two CDs (CD purchase only). 120 minutes of mental training sessions to help you gain greater freedom, focus on the right performance cues, and simplify your prepitch routines.
- MP3 Audio (Digital Download). 120 minutes of mental training sessions you can download to your computer right away while you wait for the CDs and workbook to arrive. (MP3 Audio value = $149).
- An 8-Session Breaking The Yips Cycle Workbook to guide you through my mental game sessions and to overcome the throwing yips (Workbook value: $149.00).
- Bonus Session: Practice drills to free up your throwing to help you improve consistency and stop focusing on mechanics when you play.
Download Our FREE Baseball Throwing Yips Report
Do you throw accurately in practice, but lose control in games?
Learn how to over come the throwing yips!
Download our FREE Throwing Yips Report and learn how to break the yips cycle and throw freely and confidently again!
What are ball players and coaches saying about our throwing yips report?
“The mental game lessons really helped me focus on the process of my performance and not the outcome. I now realize the difference between confidence and trust, in that confidence comes before competition. Your coaching is really going to help me improve my mental game this fall.”
~Trey Mancini, Collegiate Baseball Player
Beat The Throwing Yips With Expert Mental Game Coaching!
Master mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn can help you overcome your mental game issues with personal coaching.
You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!
What are our baseball mental coaching students saying?
“Ty has started nine games this season, and he is 6-0, with a 2.6 ERA. Two weeks ago he pitched a 9-inning shutout, breaking his school’s record with 17 strikeouts. For his efforts he was named NJCAA Division I National Pitcher of the Week. He’s in a real good place mentally. The mental game skills you taught him about mental preparation, eliminating expectation, and staying in the moment have been the keys to his success. The thing I have noticed most is his improved consistency. I have been amazed at the change in his mental game. I should have called you earlier to thank you personally.”
~Randy Sullivan, Ty’s Father