Practicing really makes a difference. Really. Think back to when you first learned to drive and their were so many things to think about and coordinate.
You’ve seen musicians play the piano with their eyes shut– that’s muscle memory. It’s the same with athletics as well. You repeat the process or the exercise and when the heat is on- your body responds – it’s like your body is in charge and not your brain.
When I first learned guitar, some chords were so difficult for my untrained hands I literally used rubber bands to train my fingers to hold the chord (G chord structure on uke.)
Even practicing ten minutes a day can make a huge difference over the week. Try it! Don’t like to “practice” ? call it “training” ! Best Regards!