Spring training for major league players, college baseball players and high school players is winding down and the regular season is about to begin.
Every year, about this time, I get lots of calls from players, coaches and parents of players.
In general these calls are about the following kinds of issues:
Hitting slumps are a cause for concern: Some players who have a bad spring training are anxious about getting off to a bad start in the season.
Pitching slumps can also create some anxiety. Sometimes, pitchers can’t seem to remain confident, focused and relaxed on the mound. Consequently, they can’ t throw strikes.
The yips can create problems for pitchers, catchers and infielders. Their anxiety and fear of making a bad throw can cause their throwing arms and throwing hand to feel like they are frozen.
Fourth, interpersonal conflicts with coaches and/or teammates can make it hard for some players to perform to their potential.
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist, Author and Founder Of StayInTheZone.com
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 201 647-9191.