River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) March 6, 2008
Hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult tasks in all of sports and getting into hitting slump can be quite frustrating for players, parents and coaches.
If you can equip hitters with good mental and physical skills during Spring training, you can help them to prevent themselves from getting stuck in a slump that lasts a long time and can ruin a season and a chance at a pro career or a scholarship.
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist and Founder of http://www.StayInTheZone.com gets calls every week from players, parents and coaches who are concerned about a hitting slump.
"My kid is a great hitter, but he has lost his confidence at the plate."
"He was hitting the cover off the ball, but he got nervous when the scouts were watching him."
"The coaches have a 'if you don't hit, you sit' policy. This seems to unsettle my kid."
"Ever since I was hit by a pitch, I can't get comfortable in the batter box."
A great hitter needs to be relaxed, focused, confident and optimistic when he steps up to the plate. In addition, he needs to know how to think smart when he steps into the batter's box.
Dr. Granat, who has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, The British Broadcasting Company, The Canadian Broadcasting Company, The International Tribune, The Associated Press, Tennis Magazine and Executive Golfer Magazine was named one of the country's Top Ten Mental Gurus by Golf Digest. He is featured in a documentary film about long distance running.
Granat helps hitters in one of four ways. First, he is available for phone counseling sessions. Players, parents and coaches can call him at 888 580-ZONE.
Second, for hard core baseball players, who eat, drink, think and breathe baseball he recommends his 101 Ways To Break Out Of A Hitting Slump CD Program. http://www.stayinthezone.com/baseball.htm
Third, for players, parents and coaches who want an introduction to sports psychology, self-hypnosis and mastering the mental toughness aspects of sports he recommends his Stay In The Zone program. Thousands of athletes from around the world from virtually every sport have used this program. http://www.stayinthezone.com/get_stay.htm
Fourth, Dr. Granat's book Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute: 21 Ways To Improve Your Performance is about to be released by http://www.worldaudience.org . Here is a link about the book http://worldaudience.powweb.com/pubs_bks/DrGranat.html , which will be sold at http://www.amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble shortly. This simple guide teaches you how to get into the zone quickly and efficiently when the pressure is on.
Dr. Granat is also available to talk to coaches, teams, leagues and corporations. He is based in River Edge, New Jersey and he can be reached at 201 342-3663 or at [email protected] Dr. Granat welcomes inquiries and questions from baseball players and other people who want to perform to their fullest potential.