Monday, August 17, 2015

Cure The Yips

Having trouble throwing a baseball?

The cause is rarely mechanics, so it's all in your head ...

Check out Dr. Richard Crowley, a sports psychologist, author of Mentalball and originator of how to cure the Yips.  Apparently, his mental approach benefited Dodgers Steve Sax’ out of control baseball yips to first base.

Yips (noun)

  1. extreme nervousness causing a golfer to miss easy putts. 

    the loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation, in one of a number of different sports.

The Yips: Difficult to understand, difficult to cure |

The Yips is no mythological plague. For reasons unknown, players can encounter a mental hurdle that flat-out won't permit them to complete one of the game's mundane on-field tasks. Infielders suddenly can't find the first baseman's glove on routine throws. Catchers can't execute the simple task of returning the ball to the pitcher.

the phrase "Steve Blass disease" was coined to identify a player who suddenly loses the ability to accurately throw a ball.

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