How to Throw Intuitively One challenge for ball players with the throwing yips is getting caught up in a cycle of over thinking. I think it starts the yips cycle. Ball plays will: Overthink what their arm is doing… Overthink their … [Read More...] about Why Over Thinking Leads to Throwing Problems
If you can throw relaxed and accurate in practice, but throw with a lot of tension and poor control in games, good chance you have the throwing yips. The yips can cause players to suddenly lose full control of their throwing accuracy or freeze. The result is wild pitches, inability to throw to second base or back to the pitcher, or not being able to throw out the runner at first base.
Most baseball players panic when they have the throwing yips–only because they think their mechanics have left them. But the reality is that the yips are mental and have nothing to do with faulty mechanics…
If your mechanics are solid in practice or when throwing in the dugout, but suddenly change during a game, this is not a physical problem! The yips mostly affect baseball players who are filled with fear and worry. If this sounds like you, you worry too much about the outcome or results.
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