Overcoming The Throwing Yips Why do the yips have such a stranglehold on some baseball players? Why is it so difficult to break away from the clench of the yips and regain that freedom of just making accurate throws? Many baseball players view the yips in fatalistic terms. These players feel powerless to overcome the yips. The baseball lore of the yips being a … [Read more...] about 2 Effective Strategies to Conquer The Throwing Yips
Baseball Yips Articles
Mental Game Articles for Baseball and Softball Players with the Throwing Yips
How Rick Ankiel Beat The Yips One of the most common issues faced by major league baseball players is the yips. The yips is a condition in which talented athletes fail to perform to the best of their abilities under pressure. Although this issue can be extremely frustrating for athletes, it does not have to be career ending. With the right mental training, athletes can … [Read more...] about How The Yips Have Affected MLB Careers
What is EFT "Tapping?" Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) works by releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. An EFT treatment involves the use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the end points of energy that are situated just beneath the surface of the skin. EFT often works when nothing else seems to. It … [Read more...] about Does “Tapping” or EFT Help With The Throwing Yips?
Why Do The Yips Happen in Games? During the first game of the College World series game LSU pitcher, Jared Poche, had the yips. Two wild throws to first base seemed to set Poche off and it all went downhill from there, even his teammates started acting worse. "It was a total collapse on a big stage," LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said. Poche admits that his over control and … [Read more...] about How The Yips Show Up In Big Games
Strategies to Overcome The Pitching Yips The yips can often be the toughest opponent a baseball player can face. With the yips, you never know exactly what to expect every time you throw the ball. At least when you face an opposing team, you can scout them so you have some idea what to expect when the game starts. You know the opposing team’s starter’s pitching … [Read more...] about Two Strategies to Beat The Pitching Yips