Player was hit hard by Ball now afraid to field Grounders need help.

Discussion in 'Softball Fielding Discussions' started by Rerun, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Rerun

    Rerun Super Moderator Staff Member

    Short Stop has never been afraid of anything until 3 weeks ago when she took a bad hop off the ground that hit her chin hard. Now she's afraid when fielding ground balls. What could you recommend to get her back to her old self?
     
  2. Denver Roach

    Denver Roach New Member

    You might begin by researching PTSD and then read up on ways to address the anxiety that develops as a result. Maybe insist on the use of a brand new Titanium fielders mask? Can’t hurt. Hope all goes well.
     
  3. coachtomv

    coachtomv Active Member

    You can mix in some drills with tennis balls for her to get her confidence back and focus on fielding fundamentals to refocus her. Quick drills where she does not have time to think, just react.
     

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