Sunday, November 19, 2017

Get yourself ready for MLB attention!

Your pitching motion blueprint. Once you set your feet, your in-built urge to stay in balance reads your foot placements to determine (1) your body position at the top of your front leg lift, then your spontaneous urge to stay in balance uses (2) your body position at the top of your front leg lift to control your throwing arm path.
Eye-hand coordinated vs. Lower body driven results. When you involve your urge to stay in balance too early in your motion, you lose your lower body and eye-hand coordination produces your results. You tend to miss your target over the plate much more frequently than MLB Pitchers who use their lower body drives your results.
Pitches drifting over plate. #1 MLB Starters miss their target over the plate much less frequently than other Pitchers. Not coincidentally, these #1 MLB Starters use their lower body to drive their superior performances.
Solutions. We use Facetime, Facebook Messenger and Skype to see your real-time reactions and give you ways to adjust your foot placements to better engage your lower body and become MLB ready.
The Minor League Pitchers who have asked for help and received promotions used this simple format to elevate themselves to prospects status within their respective organizations.
Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute
Web: www.propitchinginstitute.com
E-mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248


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The Pro Pitching Institute.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Who has the advantage… you or the hitter?


To have an advantage over the hitter, you use your lower body to place each pitch into your Catcher’s target. 
  • ·         No matter the grip or release, every pitch shows a fastball throwing arm speed, comes out of the same release window and goes into the Catcher’s target with extremely late ball movement
  • ·         Your Team bases their selection on movements and locations known to challenge the Hitter to make solid contact with your offerings and you produce.


The hitter controls you when your easily managed starting position causes you to complete your front leg lift with your back shoulder off your target line. 
  • ·         Your back-shoulder position forces you to hope your eye-hand coordination is enough to get you through each at bat.
  • ·         You try to throw pitches in specific locations, but, because you struggle to hit your spots, the most patient hitters merely wait to drive a pitch that misses over the plate.

Want to be dominant? Ask us what simple adjustments to make that’ll instantly get you on the path to the dominance you’ve always dreamed of having.

Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute


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The Pro Pitching Institute.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Coach, what's wrong with you?

Expectations vs. Actual Accomplishments

You expect your Coach to teach you “greatness”, to get you to pass the eye test and to produce higher level performances than your present level demands.

Every Coach sees the potential for and talks to your future “greatness”, but there’s a huge difference between your Coach seeing and talking about your “greatness” and your actual results.

Reasons are based in fact, excuses aren’t.

There’s always a fact-based reason your results don’t match your potential.  Because untrained Coaches won’t know these reasons, these Coaches have one option… blame someone/something else for you not doing as well as expected and doom the high-level success you’ve always dreamed you’d achieve.

To experience “greatness”, work with a Coach who won’t make excuses, is knowledgeable enough to correct any unacceptable trends and hold themselves accountable for your performances.

Our Solution

We’re putting together a network of exceptional Coaches who want every Student, no matter their age or skill level, to overachieve and who, once trained, are willing to take full responsibility for their Pitcher’s lackluster results.

Should any of this describe you, get in touch with me. I’ll train you how to teach “greatness” and, in the process, to manage a successful, yet profitable, local Pro Pitching Institute Chapter.

Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute


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The Pro Pitching Institute.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stabilize your Baseball Pitching Performances

The Science behind your motion:

Your Base of Support. When standing on two feet, your base of support is the area between your two feet. However, with one foot on the ground, your base of support transfers from your feet to your knees.

Your Base of Support and Gravity.
When gravity pushes down within your base of support, your position is stable. When this line of gravity falls outside your base of support, your position is unstable. 
Your inner ear.
Anytime your line of gravity falls outside your base of support, your inner ear repositions your arms until you line of gravity moves within your base of support.

Applying Science to Pitching:
Front leg lift and command.
Sustainable pitching results comes from the stable base you create at the top of your front leg lift keeping your lower body activity free to delivery every pitch into your Catcher’s target.

Recognizing instability.
You finish your front leg lift with your front knee behind your back knee and your inner ear uses your arms for balance and, instead of your lower body producing your results, you hope your eye-to-hand coordination gets the ball near your target.

The solution.
We would spend time adjusting to your current foot placements and back leg orientation to make sure you end your front leg lift in a stable position.

Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute


Copyright © 2017, The Pro Pitching Institute.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Forward momentum sends you backwards

Science has a greater impact on your pitching than you realize.

The Science
Your Inner Ear
Your inner ear triggers your “fight or flight” response that, the instant any movement works against the earth’s gravitational forces, gets your body back in balance.

Applying Science to Your Delivery
Driving off the rubber.
Your back-leg drive working against gravity tells your inner ear to trigger your “fight or flight” which uses your arms to get your body back in balance.  

Your stride into your foot strike.
Your “fight or flight” response continues to use your arms to balance your body.

Your foot strike.
Your “fight or flight” response uses your back leg to offset your forward momentum.

Your Throwing action and command.
The drag from your back leg on your throwing arm means you’ve lost control over your throwing arm path.

The solution.
We teach our students how to lift their front leg and move into their foot strike without pushing against gravity.  From there, we let science force your “fight or flight” response to bring your throwing hand through very sustainable and consistently tiny release window.

Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fear of Failure Creates Failure

Why Fear of Failure Creates Failure?

Science has a greater impact on your pitching than you realize.

The Science
Your Inner Ear
Your inner ear monitors your head alignment and, when not level, tells your body to use your arms to get your head back to level.
Sympathetic nervous system
Your sympathetic nervous system uses a “fight or flight” response to keep your body in balance.

How the Science Applies
Fear drives your actions
You fear of an unacceptable next pitch result becomes your lens to your world. Your battle for an acceptable next pitch moves you into "fight" mode.

You “fight” disconnects your sympathetic nervous system from the universal forces influencing the way your inner ear interprets your balance.  Your “fight” response doesn't care what you want to do, but your inner ear says to your body “we need to physically react."

Eliminate Fear
Every outing turns into a series of short-term emergencies.  Eventually, you start looking away from your “fight” response and begin looking toward “flight” response.  Your “flight” resolves the conflict between your “fight or flight” mechanism and the way your inner ear reads your movements.

Your “flight” takes you to a quiet place. During “flight”, you synchronize your movements to use natural forces to influence your inner ear to produce a totally spontaneous and very repeatable throwing action.

Guaranteed Success
By letting science drive your pitching plan, you’re guaranteed to seamlessly and effortlessly produce the high-level results you’ve been searching for all along.

Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Out-of- balance pitching balance

Science has a greater impact on your pitching than you realize.

The physical nature of “balance”.
A cylinder resting on one end is in “balance”, but push the top of the cylinder past its base and gravity tips the cylinder over.  

Gravity
Your inner ear constantly monitors your head alignment.  When your inner ear senses your head isn’t level, to get your head back to level, your inner ear instantly takes control of your arms.

How your body deals with your state of “balance” Front Knee
When your front knee comes even with or behind your bellybutton, you balance your weight over your back foot. To move toward your target, you do something to shift your upper body weight to the home plate side your back foot.

Disruptive Throwing action
Your weight shift tilts your head and forces your inner ear to use your throwing arm to get your head back to level. Only after you get your head back of level, which happens at foot strike, can you use your throwing arm to complete your delivery. Your throwing arm works by itself, expands your release window and means you to lose control of where your ball will finish.

The Solution
Use your movements into your front leg lift to keep your head level as you move toward the plate which turns your throwing action into a spontaneous response and gives you the command you need to succeed at the highest levels.

Skip Fast,
Director – National Coaching Network
Professional Pitching Institute

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

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