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Baseball Tips: The Nine Psychological Problems That Affect Baseball Players

Posted by: Dr. Granat on April 2, 2016

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Author, Founder

www.StayInTheZone.com

 

Over the years, I have counseled top baseball players from junior highs, high schools, colleges, Summer leagues, travel teams, minor league teams and the major leagues.

This time of the year, I get calls from coaches, parents, players and spouses on a frequent basis.

Here are the most common kinds of concerns that they present to me when they reach out to me by phone or by email.

  1. Doc, I am stuck in a hitting slump and I can’t seem to get out of it.
  2. I can’t seem to get calm, confident and focused when I am at the plate.
  3. I am thinking too much when I get up to bat.
  4. Why is my kid great in the cage and terrible in games?
  5. When I am on the mound and pitching in game conditions, I am very nervous and can’t throw strikes?
  6. I am suffering from the yips when I have to make a routine throw.
  7. I am not getting enough playing time.
  8. I am in conflict with my coach or coaches. What should I do/
  9. I am nervous before I get to the ball park.

 

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