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Before The Game Pitching Routine - Pre Game

Before The Game Pitching Routine - Pre Game

Getting ready to pitch in a game means not only getting ready physically but getting ready mentally as well. It is good to have a routine if you are the starting pitcher or even if you are a reliever. Having a routine and being consistent gives you the best chances of feeling good.

Once you find a routine that works, you should stick with it. Of course you can have a good game and feel good if you just went out there with no preparation, but it is unlikely that you can always perform well with little to no preparation. Therefore, it may be a good idea to have a routine that allows you to be the best you can be. This means preparing as much as you can physically as well as mentally.

Here are some ideas you can use to develope your own routine before a game. I'm not recommending that you do all of these things, I'm just giving you ideas that you can pick and choose from to create your own routine.

Mentally:

Listen to Music - Listening to the music you like can calm your nerves before the game and pump you up just before you go out. Most of the time as a starting pitcher everyone will leave you alone until right before game time. This means you can keep your head phones on until it is time to go out and warm up. Sorry relievers you do not have the luxury of listening to music before you warm up. My only suggestion is to have some good intro music.

Visualize - Visualizing is a good way to create positive energy. If you can visualize yourself getting batters out and having a good game the chances are you will do just that. Positive thinking creates positive action. If anyone has seen "The Secret" you know about the Law of Attraction and positive thinking. Even if you don't believe in that, visualizing can at least give you the confidence to get hitters out because you have already done it in your head. I recommend you study the ideas behind "The Secret" and positive thinking not only because it will benefit you as a pitcher, but also because these ideas are being implemented into baseball more and more today. You will have to keep up with your opponents.

Go Over Hitting Charts - By going over the hitting charts you can prepare a game plan to attack each hitter. Some things you should look for are if the hitter is a first pitch swinger, if and what they strike out on, and do they take a lot of pitches/walk a lot. Other things you will be able to notice in the game like if they have slo