First off, a little background! So I am a sophomore this year, and playing JV ball, pitching in relief. I was cut as a freshman, and made it this year based purely on using my left hand to throw! Now, I am a pretty decent pitcher during bullpen sessions(which i was able to show off during tryouts this year), and I have pitched successfully in games before. Just not at the high school level.
My coach, thankfully, is committed to getting me into my prime as a pitcher. And has given me plenty of chances that a lot of other coaches might not have. You see, when I go out on the mound, I just need to relax and let loose! I end up trying to steer the ball, and lose velocity(which i don’t have much to spare to begin with). I just can’t throw a decent strike to save my life! When I do finally throw one, its usually just left up and hit hard every time. How can I get myself relaxed out there?
I know I’ll get more opportunities to pitch, because as my coach has said “I’m gonna get your confidence up, if I have to do it one batter at a time.” :lol: