Sunday, February 18, 2018

How to locate every pitch all the time.


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Scientific pitching fact

Your body is driven to keep you stable!

Instability compromises pitch location.

When your movements create an instability into the top of your front leg lift, you’re going to lose your location and here’s why?

1. To move into your foot plant, some movement creates a forward weight shift.
2. Your forward weight shift prompts your body to use your throwing arm to get your body back to stable.
3. Until your front foot gets back on the ground and your core moves to the center, your body continues to involve your throwing arm with your stability.
4. Once your body comes back to stable, you free your throwing arm to complete your delivery.
5. You’ve effectively allowed your throwing action to become in independent action.

About an independent throwing action…

1. Since your throwing arm is no longer involved with your stability, you maintain complete control over your arm slot, but, at the same time, your body wants to take your throwing hand through your natural arm slot.
2. You see your last pitch result and then use your last pitch results to influence your next pitch arm slot.
3. Since your release window is driven by 2 factors (where your body needs your throwing arm path and the throwing path you want your throwing arm to take), you lose the ability to locate your pitches, you Team needs to overcome your lack of location and, at the highest levels, your Coaches can’t count on you to follow the scouting reports.

Stability creates pitch location.

Location comes from making your throwing action an involuntary reflex to a deliberately coached foot plant body position.

1. You do this by completing your front leg lift in a stable position. 
2. Your stable front leg lift position frees your arms to bring you into an intentionally unstable foot plant body position.
3. By relying on your body’s need to get your body back to stable, your unstable foot plant forces you to make a completely spontaneous and totally productive throwing (re)action.

Want to learn how to locate every pitch you throw? Contact us.

Skip Fast,
Pro Pitching Institute
Pitch Location Specialist
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

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Monday, February 12, 2018

What direction is your motion taking you?

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Forward momentum destroys pitching performances.

Because your body is driven to keep itself stable, moving down the mound the forces you to use your arms to get your body back to stable. Only after you get your body back to stable are you able to make a secondary throwing action.

When you let your throwing action become a secondary movement, you can only hope your eye-to-hand coordination is good enough to deliver your pitch directly into your Catcher’s target.

Forward momentum compounds your problems.  The arm slot that works for your fastball isn’t the arm slot that’ll work for your off-speed pitches and, to change speeds, you need to slow your arm speed down.

It gets worst! In make your next pitch/outing better than your last, you’re constantly fiddling with your delivery. By constantly toying with your motion, your improvement is driven by your results, not your motion and, until you make a couple of simple adjustments, your pitching career suffers.

Let your pitching motion drive your results!

By beginning your delivery in a stable position, while still perched on one leg, a planned glove side action creates a predetermined an unstable condition that forces your hips to rotate.  Your hip rotation generates another planned instability that, to get your body back to stable, forces you to make a throwing action.

As a spontaneous reaction to your hip rotation, your pinpoint location, consistent fastball arm speed and very late movement challenges the most mature hitters to make solid contact with all pitches coming out of your hand.

Your execution drives your results!

Your pitching challenges.

Once your posture at the top of your front leg lift prompts even the smallest instability, you won’t be able to get your glove side to trigger your throwing action.  You let this happen and you have no options but to let your results drive your motion.

Contact us to experience the guaranteed success associated with keeping your glove side free to trigger your throwing action.

Skip Fast,
Pro Pitching Institute
Chief Learning Officer
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

Monday, February 5, 2018

Pitching: Why pitching success seems so elusive?

Pitching Stability. 

Nature dictates you use your arms to stabilize your body. When you look at this in another way, only after you stabilize your body can you move your arms the way you want.  

Rotational Force Creates Pitching Superiority. 

Finishing your front leg lift with your weight evenly centered between your base of support frees your arms to rotate your body around your core.  With your arms free, you use your arm action to create a very predictable glove side imbalance.  The instant you make this action, too get your body back of stable, you force yourself to subconsciously resolve your imbalance by making a spontaneous throwing (re)action.  

Your spontaneous throwing (re)action naturally brings your throwing hand through an extremely productive and very repeatable release window.  By changing grips and releases, your instinctive throwing (re)action ends up challenging every opponent to make solid contact on every pitch. 

Forward Momentum Causes Pitching Struggles.  

Finishing your front leg lift with all your weight centered over your back-foot forces you to shift your weight from your back foot toward your targetYour weight shift triggers you to use your arms to stabilize your body.  

The instant your body stabilized itself, your arms are free to complete your delivery.  Sadly, by putting yourself in this position, your throwing arm completes your delivery as an independent action. Even with world-class eye-hand coordination, you risk for missing your target over the plate much more often than is good for your pitching career.  

What's in your future? 

Any self-proclaimed Pitching Coach can innocently allow forward momentum to block your pitching success. Only Pitching Coaches who understand how your body reacts to itself can force you to make a spontaneous throwing (re)action without asking you to make a throwing action.

Contact us to experience the guaranteed success associated with an instantaneous throwing (re)action.  

Skip Fast,  Pro Pitching Institute 
Chief Learning Officer 
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com 
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com 
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248 

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Monday, January 29, 2018

What controls a pitcher’s throwing (re)action?

The single most important pitching measure.

When pitching, because you have only one foot on the ground, your pitching base of support transfers to your knees. The wider the distance between your knees, the more you’ll be able to keep your weight centered between your knees, the more often you end your front leg lift in a stable position.

How do pitchers challenge hitters?

When your movements keep your weight centered within your pitching base of support, your body lets you keep your arms are free to move any way you want. Your glove arm remains free to trigger your hips.  Your throwing arm remains free to respond to your lower body movements triggered by your glove arm.  You turn your throwing action into a reaction to your body’s movements brings your throwing hand through a consistently productive release window. Your throwing reaction challenges every hitter on every pitch to make solid contact with every pitch.

Weight... Why hitters control pitchers?

When your movements move your weight from the center of your pitching base of support, you can’t help but use your arms to get your body back to a stable posture. Only after landing your foot plant do you free your throwing arm to complete your motion. With both feet already on the ground, you stop your hips from having any impact on your throwing arm activity, your throwing arm works by itself and you miss your target over the plate more often than is advantageous to your pitching career.  Instead of letting your motion drive your results, you use your results to drive your motion.

How to measure your pitching results?

The best pitching results come from knowing how to keep your weight centered within your pitching base of support.  While others complicate this entire process, we present 3 simply executed movements that, no matter your age or skill level, will instantly elevate your pitching.

Want to find out more? Contact me.

Skip Fast,
Pro Pitching Institute
Chief Learning Officer
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248


Copyright © 2018, Pro Pitching Institute.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Pitching: Your next motion will contain a critical error.

Everyday pitching stability.

Your base of support is the area between your feet.  You’re most stable when you center your weight in the middle of your support base. You move your weight outside your base of support and you throw yourself out of balance.

Pitching stability.

When pitching, because you have only one foot on the ground, your base of support transfers to your knees. The wider the distance between your knees, the more you’ll be able to keep your weight centered between your knees, the more often you end your front leg lift in a stable position.

Pitching instability.

When you let your front knee come behind your front hip, your base of support becomes your back foot. Even though, with all your weight over your back foot and without any distance between your knees, you feel balanced at the top of your front leg lift, your front leg lift promotes instability.

Why is pitching stability important?

Begin your movement toward the plate from an unstable front leg lift and only after you get both feet back on the ground and move your weight back to center of your base of support can your throwing arm complete your delivery.

Begin from a stable position and your throwing arm is always free to react to your movements.

Still struggling with this concept? Contact me.

Skip Fast,
Pro Pitching Institute
Chief Learning Officer
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248


Copyright © 2017, Pro Pitching Institute.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Do you understand your body when pitching?

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Do you understand your body when pitching?

Pitching: How your body works. 

The way your body keeps itself stable is the least understood, yet needs to be the biggest focus within your pitching motion.

Your body naturally adapts to the way you move. Your body instantly knows when it’s unstable and automatically corrects itself. A trained Coach sees instability and knows how to use your reactions to alter your outcomes to your advantage.

Pitching: Stability.

Stability truly solves your most vexing pitching dilemmas. When you use stability to turn every movement into the extremely efficient and repeatable reaction, Coaches end up finding you and then fighting to have you pitch for his Team.

Thinking about Pitching.

When you take the time to study the complexity of human stability, you’ll find the extremely logical and very predictable ways your body reacts to itself always comes down to a series of very simple and very repeatable thoughts.  Once you make this realization, it becomes obvious when to stop adjusting, when you just need support and when any new skill hurts your outcomes.

The Art of Pitching.

The art of keeping your body stable is going to transform pitching. In today’s copycat society, before teaching stability becomes mainstream, contact us to ride on the crest of the stability wave  to the highest levels of the sport.

Skip Fast,
Alliance of Accountable Pitching Coaches
Chief Learning Officer
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com/pitching-alliance.html 

E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248


Copyright © 2017, Alliance of Accountable Pitching Coaches.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Is your pitching vision of “great” just “ordinary”?

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Great slow-motion pitching videos.
Great” is having your slow-motion pitching video look like this … 

1. Out of your front leg lift, you open your glove side shoulder to get... 
2. Your front foot to make contact with the ground which... 
3. Rotates your lower body which...  
4. Spontaneously brings your throwing hand into release. 
Every multiple-year Cy Young winning motion shows this sequence and, because their throwing arms to react to their lower body movement, are known for consistently keeping their Teams close enough to win.   

"Ordinary" slow-motion pitching videos.

  1. Out of your front leg lift, you move down the mound. 
  2. You land your foot plant then...
  3. You throw the ball. 
These elite Pitchers finish their front leg lift with their weight stabilized in front of their back foot. Your Coach lets you end your front leg lift with your weight moving over your back foot. Your Coach forces your slow-motion video to look as "ordinary" as everyone else? 

Pitching confusion.

You’re confused?  Yomove exactly the way your Coach wants, you do what everyone else does, yet you still struggle to produce results you know have in you and, despite constantly working on "stuff", rarely see sustained improvement?  

Improvement is within reach by making a simple phone call to an Accountable Pitching Coach! 

Skip Fast,  Alliance of Accountable Pitching Coaches 
Chief Learning Officer 
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com/pitching-alliance.html  
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com 
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248 

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