The Mackey Sasser Story
"Everyone kept saying I had a phobia," Mackey Sasser said. "I didn't have a phobia. I just had a lot of things built up inside of me. Rob Polishook and Dr. David Grand taught me how to release all of that and just let it go..."
|Mackey Sasser, former NY Met and current coach of the Wallace Governors in Dothan Alabama said “I feel like a 500 pounds weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I can throw batting practice to my college team without any problems thanks to these guys.”
Mackey Sasser's throwing problem (yips) could be seen in MLB with the NY Mets when he double and triple pumped the ball before throwing it back to the pitcher. The press called it sasser syndrome and even sasser-itis. My colleagues Dr. David Grand, Dr. Alan Goldberg and I helped Mackey resolve his throwing yips.
Today, Mackey coaches at his alma mata Wallace Junior College in Dothan Alabama and no longer has has a problem throwing. Mackey says "I used to concentrate on throwing the ball down the middle of the plate, now I’m hitting corners, I can throw it out when I need to throw it out, I can throw it in when I need to throw it in…and what has actually happened instead of focusing so hard, it has just become a reaction, just tossing the ball where I need to put it. It has totally taken the thinking process out of it. It feels like a 500 pound weigh has been take off my shoulders."
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