Sunday, September 10, 2017

Successful Pitchers build their motion around their subconscious responses.

Consider the 4 ways your subconscious works.

1. To your subconscious, the only real thing is your present position.  
The good news is that you have complete and total control over your current body position.
2. Your subconscious only acts in the present.
Your subconscious only responds to your current body position.
3. Your subconscious always responds to the same positions in the same way.
Predictable subconscious patterns are built into your brain and, depending upon your current position, determine your future movements.
4. Your subconscious keeps your body in balance.
Your current position combines with your predictable subconscious patterns to determine whether, moving forward, you use your arms or your lower body for balance.

Use your subconscious to your advantage.

In pitching, as your front foot hits the ground, successful subconscious management uses your lower body balance to place all your weight to your glove hand side.

Predictably, with all your weight to your glove hand side, you give your subconscious one and only one way to equalize your weight… apply a rotational force (your hips) to a stationary object (your throwing arm) to use a spontaneous throwing action to bring your body back in balance.

Here's the great news.

As a natural byproduct of using your lower body for balance, without any conscious effort, your subconscious spontaneously produces pinpoint command, enhanced velocity, much later ball movement and, no matter your grip or release, your Opponent thinks you’re throwing a fastball.

Skip Fast
Director – National Coaching Network
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The Pro Pitching Institute.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Velocity Doesn’t Define You

All too often your pitching is defined by your velocity and not where your pitch ends up.

Sadly, People make instant conclusions about you as a Pitcher based upon your velocity. 

Even worse, Pitchers with lesser velocity and pinpoint command come to feel inferior to Pitchers who throw harder, but don’t know where their next pitch is going to end up?

You’re led to believe velocity is the end-all-be-all, but, once a hard throwing pitcher moves to the next level, they’re just like everyone else… they throw hard, they don’t know where their next pitch is going to end up and they let their Opponent control them.

Your Coach never visits the mound to tell you “You’re not throwing hard enough”.  His visits are always about command.

Your command comes in one of two forms.
  1.     Spontaneous Command - Command is a spontaneous consequence of the lower body position you create as you move toward your target. Ironically, a natural by-product of a delivery with lower body involvement is enhanced velocity, much later ball movement and, no matter your grip or release, your Opponent seeing a fastball arm speed.
  2.     Forced Command - Command is aiming at a target and hoping the ball goes into that target as you move your throwing arm around your head as quickly as you can.

For those of you who dream of pitching at the highest levels, instead of letting velocity define you as a Pitcher, ask me to teach you how to command your next pitch while I maximize your throwing arm speed.

Skip Fast
Director – National Coaching Network

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Pro Pitching Institute Coaching Network Guarantees Sustainable Success

The Pro Pitching Institute Coaching Network Guarantees Sustainable Success

The Pro Pitching Institute’s National Coaching Network
Like the Uber and Airbnb, the Pro Pitching Institute combines an innovative suite of Internet-based solutions with an elite network of Pro Pitching Institute-trained Master Coaches to solve the negatives associated with baseball pitching instruction.

How does our Network help Pitchers?
Every Pitcher has all the tools they need to realize sustainable success. The Master Coaches these tools together to form an extremely sustainable, very efficient and highly competitive delivery.

Our $10 a baseball pitching lessons decisively “fix” a Pitcher’s ball control, let Pitchers always give their Team a chance to win and turn a Pitcher’s mound time into some of the most memorable moments of their life.

We’re Looking to Expand our Coaching Network
The Pro Pitching Institute is expanding their Coaching Network with Coaches who recognize, but struggle to harness, the power of the recurring patterns they know exist within a pitching motion. The Pro Pitching Institute trains every National Coaching Network Coach to use these repetitive patterns to produce the unprecedented ball control that readily designates them as the top Pitching Coach in their area. 

Skip Fast,
National Coaching Network Director

Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Rotation without forward movement produces sustainability.

You never know when you’ll begin your throwing action - At the first sign of a forward weight shift, your subconscious uses your throwing arm to counterbalance your weight shift. Until your subconscious it senses your lower body is your center of balance, you continue using your throwing arm for balance. At the point where your body is back in balance, your subconscious frees your throwing arm to complete your delivery.

We don’t know of any Coach who knows how to teach a Pitcher to move down the mound and into their foot plant at the exactly same rate all the time. Even a fraction of a second difference from one pitch to the next translates to the Pitcher missing their last pitch release point by a ½ inch and their location by 3 inches.  Missing your target by 3 inches means, at the highest levels, the Pitcher gives their Opponent an opportunity to drive the ball.

You begin your throwing action at the same time all the time - Sustainability comes from using one rotation at the same time on every pitch that’ll force your subconscious to spontaneously take your throwing hand through the same productive path.

By teaching Pitchers to end your front leg lift using your lower body for balance, the Sustainability Network allows the Pitcher to rotate their body into their foot plant at the same point all the time which, to their body back in balance, uses their subconscious to spontaneously bring their throwing hand through the same tiny release window.

Sustainability comes from using a Pitcher’s throwing arm not for offsetting a forward weight shift, but to bring their body back to balance after they rotate out of your lower body balanced front leg lift.

Skip Fast,
Professional Pitching Institute
Sustainability Network Team Leader
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

Copyright © 2017
The Pro Pitching Institute.

Monday, June 12, 2017

There is only ONE way to fix a motion.

What you see when you look at a motion are behaviors.

A “behavior” is a reaction to an action.

Your wasting your time trying to change a “behavior” by changing the “behavior”?

The Sustainability Network makes the behaviors you see more efficient, more functional and more sustainable by addressing the action causing the behavior you want to change.

In fact, when you know what to look for, the way you see your body behave tells you which actions you need to address.

Become a Sustainability Network Member today!!!

As a Network Member, you use the 5 Core Behaviors to point you to the one action that’ll improve a Pitcher’s effectiveness, execution and sustainability. 

Skip Fast,
Professional Pitching Institute
Sustainability Network Team Leader
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Elite pitchers focus on their motion, not their results.

When a pitcher’s results are unacceptable, they adjust their motion. Their motion’s efficiency, functionality and sustainability becomes only as good as their most acceptable last pitch result.
For any pitcher to distinguish themselves, they become more efficient than other pitchers, make their movements more functional than other pitchers and show greater sustainability than other pitchers. 
Pitchers who make efficiency, functionality and sustainability their goal are offered more next-level opportunities than pitchers who live and die by their last pitch result. 

Efficient – A pitcher’s organized and systematic movements waste no energy.
- Efficient pitchers use their front leg lift to produce lower body balance and their core rotation to trick your body into producing unbelievably exceptional results.

Functional – Rather than whether a pitcher’s motion looks right, the best pitchers design their motion to effectively use their core to produce their results.
- Pitchers with a core-driven approach magically produce next-level results and, because they realize they can’t produce better results than they do through their core-driven delivery, they stop trying to make their motion look the way someone else says their motion should look. 
Sustainable – The elite pitchers know how to maintain their results from one pitch to the next and from season to season.
- These pitchers use their efficient and functional core-driven responses to simply and systematically maintain their results.
I turn inefficient, dysfunctional and unsustainable arm-driven deliveries into an efficient, functional and sustainable core-driven motions.  Contact me to show the pitchers you know what I can do for them.

Skip Fast
Independent Major League Pitching Consultant
Pro Pitching Institute

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ever wonder what differentiates an exceptional pitcher from everyone else... well, wonder no more!

Ever wonder what differentiates an exceptional pitcher from everyone else... well, wonder no more! 

A Core-Driven Motion - The answer is quite simple. Elite #1 MLB Starters and multiple year Cy Young winners use their lower body for balance.  Their lower body balance keeps their arms uninvolved with their balance and lets them use their lower body rotation to move their throwing arm into an exceptional and easily repeated release window.

A Common Arm-Driven Motion - Some correctable movement causes a weight shift.  To offset your weight shift, you use your arms for balance. Worst yet, using your arms for balance stops any lower body rotation, delays your throwing hand into release and signals your Team that you're extremely replaceable.

Pitching is a balance sport.
A lot of balance and a little effort defines your core-driven motion and results. The balance that produces a core-driven delivery occurs at the top of your front leg lift. At the top of your front leg lift, our 5 pitching competencies put your body in a position where gravity becomes a non-factor and your lower body becomes your primary source of balance. In fact, what separates your core-driven motion from any arm-driven delivery is your lower body balance. Our 5 pitching competencies focus on and teach you how to use your legs and hips for balance.
To elevate your arm-driven motion into core-driven delivery, ask for our help.
Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
Major League Pitching Consultant