I bet you are asking yourself what is it? Well Yips or the yips so they say is an
expression used to describe the apparent loss of certain motor skills seemingly without explanation in one of a
number of different sports. Actually it is a phobia that affects athletes and it can be temporary.
Professional or leading amateur athletes can all be affected by the Yips sometimes
recover their ability, sometimes compensate by changing technique, or may be forced to abandon their sport at the
highest level. Usually caused by stress and frustration.
This is when fears start to begin as they get bigger in the mental state and
that's when the performance levels start to decrease.
Yips for baseball as for a pitcher that can’t find the plate. Even a catcher who
can’t throw the ball back to the pitcher. He might have issues releasing the ball back. and becomes frustrated.
Working with numerous pitchers who are fine pitching, when it comes to throwing to the bases it becomes too much
stress when he needs to pitch to the catcher especially during pressured times.
It doesn't matter what position or what sport you play all athletes are victims to
the Yips. Yips was first known by Golfers and then it spread to other athletes. Many Athletes don't
talk about this since they feel their career can be over but this is not so.
- Mental part of theBrain - When the athlete can not
- Emotional part of the Brain - The actual fear of
following through the action
- Physical part of the Brain- The Performance of the
Each time the Athlete feels threaten the mind freezes. Once the mind feels
stressed and pressure the mind feels less accurate with each throw. The player then gets more distressed, doubts
and need to correct his pitching or throwing more and that's when instead of getting better it turns to the
Focus and Confidence is part of the program and with
Yips sometimes it is hard for the athlete to regain it after a long period of Yips.
Many athletes have experienced tremendous results by leaving the yips behind by
using the Mental Training Program. Yips can affect anyone at anytime and all athletes can overcome having the
yips but you can not avoid it.
So I bet you ask I wonder If I have the Yips...
- One player had a hard time staying focus at bat, so he would shift one side
to the other and when the ball was coming towards the batter he stepped back from the ball. After using the
tools from the Mental Training Porgram the batter found himself being focused and hitting the ball out of the
- A golfer gets nervous and stressed over putting, as he got to the hole he
froze and couldn't swing he felt he was in slow motion. After noticing he had to overcome the fear and he
worked it out mentally the physcial side came together and his performance level increased.
- A pitcher was unsure why he had a difficult time releasing the ball as he
pitched it to the catcher. He was frustrated and felt that he was going to overthrowing the base. Once he knew
what he needed to do with his focus, it had to change and now he was able to "Let go" of his fears and he was
able to pitch without any worries.
These and many others have used the Mental Training Program with Pattie
Freeman and they have found great results. The Athletes feel that they will try anything to find out
why this is happening and get it corrected quickly before it gets worst.
So if you have a Sportsl situation and need assistance in getting results just
remember you are dealing with the subscounious mind and this is where it all started and that's is what Mental
Training deals with to correct it. It had formed a habit forming routine of letting your mind fear it over and
over. Throwing the ball, swinging the club, Striking the puck and getting the same results with no changes and
now there is a way to get rid of those negative responses and start a fresh new chapter in your life...
So why wait and try to figure out if you have the Yips or
not...does it matter?
Do you want to play this season?
Are you self-sabotaging yourself?
Afraid of change?
Are you waiting for it to pass?
Why not make the changes now!
Call for a Free Consultation about your sports problems.
Just ASK PATTIE...