My 14 year old daughter is the #1 pitcher on an A-level competitive team. Her mental toughness has always been one of her strengths. Until last October. During the game, she was hit (very hard) by a line drive to her abdomen. Since the Spring season has begun, she's not the same pitcher. She pitches great during practice, but loses confidence when a batter is in the box. She acknowledges that she's worried about getting hit again. The most noticeable problem is she walks several batters during a game, because she's scared to give the batter something they can hit. She does okay if she's facing an undisciplined batter or an umpire with a large strike zone. Don't get the wrong impression....my DD isn't a "wimp". She's strong in every area of her life except this one. Also, her coach has been understanding and is open to any advice I can gather.