When you walk up on that pitcher’s mound, are absolutely clueless to what you’re going to do? Are you literally playing this entire appearance by ear? Do have any confidence in what you’re repertoire can and will do? Has your pitching coach (if you even have one) given you a clear and concise picture of what to expect? Do you have any confidence in anything once you’re in the middle of the infield?
If your answer to any of the above is… “I’m just going with the flow of stuff when I’m out there?” Then you’re beaten before you even start.
I know you don’t go out the door to school every morning clueless on how to get to get there. And I know you remember to how to get home after school. So with those two simple repetitive acts, it only goes to figure that something must work at least twice a day during your school year.
So why is it that so many find themselves in such a clueless situation when called on to pitch?
How do you get your head on straight before you enter a game and take the ball?