Advice For Baseball Players, Coaches Parents Of Baseball Players

Can You Hit And Think At The Same Time?

     Some hitters and hitting coaches believe that you can not hit and think at the same time.  And for some baseball players, this is probably true.  Some hitters like to

simply allow their bodies and their athleticism to take over.

       However, for many fine hitters what they do with their mind before the

get up to bat and when they actually bat, is quite crucial.

       Some players like to have one thought in their mind: 

        I will only swing at something in the strike zone.

        I am waiting on the fast ball.

        I am going to foul off as many pitches as I can.

        I know when this pitcher likes to throw his fast ball.  I’m going to wait on that.

        He struck me out on a slider last time. I am going to be looking for that now.

        I will focus on the path of the ball very carefully.

        It is important to go the opposite field with this pitcher.

        He likes to throw outside to me, so I am going to be looking for that wide pitch.

     Knowing what thought you need to have in your mind  to hit well is important for

young hitters, collegiate players,  minor leaguers and major league baseball players.

      Thinking the right way can help to avoid prolonged hitting slumps.

       Many hitting tips and batting tips which pertain to the psychology of hitting are

included in my program.  101 Ways To Break  Out Of A Hitting Slump With Sport Psychology Techniques.  Here is the link  to learn more about this 3 CD program for

baseball  players.

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. is the Founder of  He can be reached

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About Dr. Granat

Since 1978, Dr. Granat has counseled thousands of highly competitive athletes from many different sports. His clients have included golfers, tennis players, bowlers, runners, boxers, baseball players, basketball players, pool players, hockey players, ice skaters, wrestlers, fencers and martial artists. (Satisfied Clients) on this site. Now athletes who are struggling with choking, nervousness, lack of confidence, negative thoughts, self-doubt, lack of energy or concentration problems can get the help they need to excel in their respective sport by phone.
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