Mental And Emotional Issues In Baseball

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Baseball is a sport that many consider to be “America’s pastime.” It has been something that has been passed down for generations in families, along with being played across the world. According to Hanson and Ravizza (2007), the players within this specific sport have claimed that they feel the level of performance shown by them is consisting of mental and emotional elements. Since baseball is commonly started at a young age and transformed from the area of deliberate play into practice throughout the development stage of a child, it leaves many opportunities for a person to develop issues that need to be worked upon when they make it to the professional level. The people who surround the athlete throughout their playing career play an influential …show more content…
A player can correct a batting stance, a position to catch a ball, or even the ability to focus on the game and not what the crowd is doing. However, those external distractions along with possibly the amount of games they are putting on the starting lineup, are all examples of factors outside the player’s ability. If too much of an athlete’s time and focus is placed on these examples, it could be distracting them mentally to the point that it is affecting their performance …show more content…
First of all, when working with a player who is in a slump, by distinguishing what is causing it can be a good starting point for working them through it. Many times the slump was due to not focusing on the right approach or using the wrong batting stance (Hanson & Ravizza, 2007). The best intervention for this problem is to recognize the factors leading to the poor performance, and setting a routine to help the player to adjust certain actions before they happen (Hanson & Ravizza,

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