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Re: Re: Game situation problems

Posted by: rql () on Wed Sep 8 15:48:55 2004

>>> hi, about a month ago I ordered the final arc. I have been practicing the drills and my swing has improved dramatically. I was never able to hit against 90mph in the batting cages and now I'm hitting shots. In batting practice I'm constantly hitting the ball out of the park. My problem is that when it comes to game situations, I'm not swinging right. I think I a little too tense and instead of applying the normal principals, I tend to tighten up, wait too long and take a weak hack that either doesn't connect or is a popup to the pitcher. Has anyone had the same problem? If so, how did you overcome that? Thanks a lot. <<<
> Hi Ryan
> Most good hitters start getting their timing and rhythm for the swing during the pitcher’s windup. After the pitcher releases the ball, a 90 mph fastball does not allow near enough time for setting up a good rhythm. If you are practicing in the batting cage with a pitching machine set at 90 mph, what timing sequence, or trigger, are you using? Does that timing sequence change from the machine to game situations?
> Jack Mankin
> Your problems could be mental that are inhibiting your physical,you say you are tense,and tightening up this can come from uncertainty of the outcome which means you may not trust your skills against the pitcher.!st no matter how bad you are or how good the pitcher is you have to go up there with confidence ,tell yourself as you get in the box I am going to knock this pitchers head off with the ball,know that if he hits you you well laugh at it he can't hurt you this takes fear away and feeds dominance,you must learn to have a loose adrenalin rush in the box and often adrenalin tightens you up so you need to work this out.Find the que that helps you get your mechanics started right then think quick bat.Quick will not tighten you up and it well get it where it needs to be on time.Strong or hard ques create just what you are experiencing.Control the situation in your mind.


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