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
Baseball Yips Cure
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?
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?
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
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