Letting go of Inaccurate Throws The throwing yips are a bizarre phenomenon for any baseball player. Most baseball players refuse to utter the word "yips," let alone admit or talk about having the yips. It is as if mentioning the yips forever cements it into your body and mind. The truth is, if you gain a little understanding about the yips, you can de-mystify and … [Read more...] about When One Throw or Pitch Can Turn into the Yips
Beat The 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?
Does Changing Mechanics Help The Yips? Next week, we'll have copied of a new program for ball players with throwing problems called, "Breaking The Yips Cycle: Mental Strategies To Improve Confidence And Throw Freely Again." For now, in our new video series, Dr. Cohn discusses why changing mechanics is not a solution for the yips--and why this can keep your stuck in the … [Read more...] about Solutions For The Throwing Yips
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?
Pitchers With The Throwing Yips Did you ever suddenly become unable to find the target when pitching? Instead of throwing the ball you try to aim it or guide it towards the catcher’s mitt but the ball seemed to have a mind of its own. You try to force the ball in the strike zone but it feels like you have forgotten how to pitch. It seems like you haven’t thrown a strike … [Read more...] about How to Overcome The Throwing Yips