How to Overcome the Yips Josh recently wrote to me about his struggles in the bullpen when catching… "I have recently struggled in, not only the bullpen, but throws to bases in practice as well as simply playing catch. Yesterday, my only struggle was in the bullpen, no problem during warm up. Do you have any advice as how to improve when I am in the bullpen? I am hoping … [Read more...] about Why Ball Players Go to a Safe Throw
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Why Do Ball Players Struggle With Easier Throws? Trevor wrote me this week to say that the fear of the yips on the mound is not allowing him to enjoy the game... What’s interesting is that his pitching is fine during the game, but he struggles with warmup toss, bullpens, and the warmup between innings. "I don’t have this problem on the mound, but there is a constant fear that … [Read more...] about Why Short Toss is the Hardest
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 … [Read more...] about Ball Players Who Resort to a Safe Throw
How Can Players Overcome The Yips? Baseball is a relatively simple game that players can complicate at times... Overthinking, over-analyzing and trying too hard can get in the way of doing certain skills that you have done since you were a little kid. Think about the act of throwing a ball... You probably started throwing objects when you were two years old. In no time … [Read more...] about Is Missing Throws a Mental or Physical Problem?
Do You Over Think Your Throw? What most players don't realize is that trying harder to make a good throw or pitch is actually binding them up... Trying harder often makes ball players think more about how to make a good throw or have good mechanics when throwing or pitching. But if you are focusing on your mechanics, your mind is stuck in a practice mindset, not a … [Read more...] about How Can You Free Up Your Throw?