How To Know if You Have The Yips How do you know if you have the yips or your throwing mechanics are off? Well, most baseball players go through relatively similar stages during a bout of the yips. Can you identify with any of the following stages? 6 Common Characteristics of the Yips You know that mental aspects are interfering with your throwing performance. You … [Read more...] about The Yips: Do You Have Them Or Not?
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Mental Strategies To Deal With The Yips Have you ever had the throwing yips and wondered where they came from and how to get rid of them? Have you ever had the hiccups and wondered where they came from and how to get rid of them? There are similarities between the hiccups and the yips… The hiccups are an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm; the yips are also a spasm … [Read more...] about Beat The Throwing Yips With Tempo
How Saltalamacchia Overcame The Yips Playing catch is an activity that most people have engaged in at some point in their lives. Throwing a ball back and forth in the backyard is not a difficult task for most. Why is that some of the most talented ball players, Major Leagues, have difficulty tossing a ball 60.5 feet from home plate back to the pitcher’s mound? The Yips … [Read more...] about Your Mental Game And Solving The Yips
Improving Your Mental Game To Beat The Yips Although all major league baseball players are undeniably talented, some seem to have a more difficult time performing under pressure. One reason for this is the yips, an anxiety based issue affecting mainly pitchers. The issue manifests itself when these pitchers or infielders attempt to pick off runners by throwing the ball to … [Read more...] about Bad Cases of Yips in MLB
How Sax Overcame The Yips Do you fear that a couple throwing errors will lead to more and more? Do you start thinking about your throw as you are throwing? Thinking about an otherwise unconscious skill (throwing a baseball) while trying to execute the throw actually interferes with the process. The yips can emphasize the problem of over-thinking. The yips are a … [Read more...] about How the Yips Infect Your Confidence