Im a starting pitcher for my schools varsity team. I am the only sophomore on the team and all the other starting pitchers are seniors. The first inning of every game i start i get really nervous and my leg shakes a little bit and i throw the ball up in the zone. As the game goes on i get more relaxed and hit my spots.
How can i deal with my nervousness before the game and while on the mound to get rid of the jitters before they effect my game?
Should i try chewing gum on the mound? seeds?