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?
Baseball Yips Articles
Mental Game Articles for Baseball and Softball Players with the Throwing Yips
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?
How Can You Overcome Throwing Problems? If you miss routine throws or make wild pitches during games, you'll should read article closely... I outline my philosophy about the throwing yips below. I call it the yips cycle. To overcome throwing problems, you have to attack the yips cycle at every step. You may recall my version of the yips cycle--see image below... The … [Read more...] about Do You Have Throwing or Pitching Problems?
How to Overcome The Throwing Yips Routines make playing baseball much easier. Imagine if you had to think about how to hold a ball... Or your stance in the batter’s box... Or the act of throwing a ball... If you had to think of every detail of every act throughout a baseball game, you would become mentally overloaded and exhausted. That is why routines and habits are so … [Read more...] about When The Yips Interfere With Pitching
Mental Strategies to Cure The Yips How do you go from dominant pitcher to a pitcher who has the yips and is anxious about pitching? This is the real life story of Lacey Waldrop, pitcher for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fast-Pitch women’s softball league. As a junior at Florida State University, Waldrop had one of the best statistical seasons in program … [Read more...] about One Player Who Beat the Throwing Yips