Tag Archives: mental aspects of pitching

Is Fear Keeping You From Being a Great Pitcher?

Do you have a deep-seated fear that is keeping you from being the best pitcher or coach you can be? Fear is the number 1 dream killer in the world. What is hard to accept is that our fear comes from several different feelings and sources. But.. The good news is you can overcome your […]

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The 5 Mental Secrets of the World’s Best Pitchers

Today is a great time to be a pitcher. There have never been more opportunities to achieve and reach all you pitching goals and dreams. As you continually improve as a pitcher the opportunities to play college, independent or Professional baseball will open up to you. The best college and pro pitchers got to that […]

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Visualization… A Pitcher’s Mental Dress Rehearsal

Do you know how to use visualization to become a better pitcher? Visualization is NOT wishful thinking. Visualization is the ability to pitch today’s game in your mind. There are 3 keys to effectively using visualization.  Trust.  You have to be able to trust every aspect of pitching.  You have to trust your mechanics.  You […]

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How You Prepare is the Mental Side of Pitching

I know it’s shocking but… 90% of Pitching is Mental. If you are looking for quick fix to becoming an Elite, Mentally Tough Pitcher… You need to look for coaching advice somewhere else. But I have a feeling that You know that there is no quick fix to being a Dominating, Mentally Tough Pitcher. If I […]

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Can You Throw 90 MPH?

Can you throw a 90 mph fastball for a strike?   Consistently?  On the Black?  Just below the knees and sinking? TRUE Story  Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Spring Training 1987 I walked up to a bullpen session.  The  guy pitching looked like a gift straight out of God’s hands and put on the earth to […]

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How to be a Better High School Pitcher Today

3 Quick tips to being a better High School pitcher today. Warm Up!  I still can’t believe how many High School games I go to and the starting pitcher don’t throw even 1 pitch before the game.  Those who do have some sort of bullpen warm up seem to have no focus and is really an exercise […]

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Pitching Through Adversity… Can you do it?

How do you react when the opposing team scores 3 runs in the 1st inning off you? Can you pitch when you don’t have your best stuff? How do you react when a teammate makes an error? Be honest.  It’s tough pitching through some adversity. It’s frustrating when you are struggling to throw strikes and […]

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Pitcher or Crybaby…Which are you?

Yogi Berra once famously said, “All pitchers are liars or crybabies” Now I have no idea what Yogi meant, as far as that goes he probably didn’t know what he meant. But as with all of Yogi’s famous quotes there is always a hint of wisdom buried in there somewhere. There is nothing that drives […]

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I Never Made it to the Major Leagues (But You Can)

Let me be the first to say, I never made it to the Major Leagues. As a matter of fact it took me 4 years and all my money to make it to High A-Ball. I had an absolute blast playing professional baseball. Some people think I screwed up by signing with the Philadelphia Phillies […]

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Your Very Own Off Season Pitching Plan

What’s Your Off Season Plan? Learn a New Pitch? Get Stronger? Add 5 Mph to Your Fastball? You Will Never Do Anything without a Detailed Plan. Make it your goal this off season to create a Workout Plan. What should it include, well I am glad you asked. Rest and Recovery.  I believe every pitcher […]

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