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?
College Players Yips
How The Yips Change Your Throwing In our new video series, Dr. Patrick Cohn talks about the throwing yips in baseball. If you think you have the yips or know someone who may be struggling with the yips, contact us today to learn more about our mental coaching programs for baseball yips. Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn answers this week: Why do ball players go to … [Read more...] about Are Throwing Problems Caused by The Yips?
Does Wilmer Flores Have The Yips? Baseball players sense great pressure when battling a bout of the yips. The throwing yips don’t just affect one player (you) but often can change the outcome of a game for an entire team. With the weight of the team on your shoulders, there is even more pressure on you to make the perfect throw because you believe that one errant throw … [Read more...] about How Perceived Pressure Contributes to the 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