Is There Really A Cure For A Hitting Slump?

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New program describes more than 100 ways to break out of a hitting slump using sport psychology techniques.

A doctor who coaches lots of baseball players believes there are well over a hundred ways to end a hitting slump.

"Every week, I get calls from parents of baseball players, baseball players and hitting coaches who want advice on breaking out of a hitting slump," says Dr. Jay Granat, Founder of and author of 101 Ways To Break Out Of A Hitting Slump With Sport Psychology Techniques.

"Parents, coaches, players and kids are usually quite concerned because a prolonged slump can be very frustrating. Some of these players are under pressure to make travel teams, high school teams, college teams and professional clubs. There are dozens of mental techniques for helping a baseball player to break out of a hitting slump. The trick is to find the right one to help a particular player. Sometimes, something simple will turn a player around. One high school player, needed a better way to relax before the game and in the batter's box. Another college player needed a different swing thought. A young player broke out of his slump by learning how to generate more bat speed, by changing his swing thought."

Dr. Granat, who is planning on doing some seminars with coaches and players this year, is also the author of How To Get In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis.

He has appeared in The New York Times, Good Morning America, The BBC, The CBC, The Associated Press, ESPN Radio and ESPN magazine.

"Hitting tends to become more mental, once you have mastered the mechanics. In order to compete and excel at a high level, you also need to master the mental aspects of hitting a baseball.

"When a player with good mechanics masters the psychological part of a hitting, he or she usually begins to understand what they need to do to break out of a hitting slump."

Dr. Granat can be reached at or at 888-580-ZONE.

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