Does Jon Lester Have The Yips When Throwing to First?
On Tuesday’s “High Heat,” Christopher Russo suggests that Jon Lester’s issue with the yips attempting a pickoff at first base is overblown.
Does he lose his grip on the ball or does he have the full blown throwing or pitching yips?
For five years no one noticed Lester having trouble throwing to first base while he was on the Red Sox.
On one of Lester’s throws to first base he stated that,
“When you’re not used to doing stuff like that, I just got a little overexcited and tried to throw the ball a little bit too soon.”
With the times he has been traded not one coach has mentioned the yips to him nor has it interfered with multiple teams wanting to sign him.
Although he is a great pitcher he has had many walks and has trouble striking players out with his throws.
Some say this isn’t a big deal while others are noticing that he does indeed have the throwing yips…
Overcome Throwing Problems: How to Break The Yips Cycle
Do you (or a ball player) suffer from:
- Super low confidence with the yips-infected mechanics?
- Feeling like an alien has taken over your body and you have no control?
- 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?
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…
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- 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.
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Do you throw accurately in practice, but lose control in games?
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What are ball players and coaches saying?
“Thank you so much for talking with our team. You are a great influence. The confidence material really helped me, and I will be working on that as long as I play and after. I can now step out there and just relax and play.”
~Melissa Riesberg, Clarke College Softball
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