Thursday, July 16, 2015

Simplicity within the Complexity

To truly measure your improvement, count your ratio of pitches that finish outside your catcher's body compared to your total number of pitches thrown.
Measuring the number of times you miss your target outside your catcher's body tells you...
1. Whether your throwing arm balance is controlling you or a totally spontaneous throwing (re)action manages your results and
2. Whether you use your eyes to find your target area or  to fine tune your location within your target area.
The critical driver for your success is consistently delivering your pitches to within inches of your target.
Best - By keeping your hip level at the top of your front leg lift, you consistently deliver every pitch within your catcher's body.
Better- Even though your throwing arm balance controls your movements, your well-developed eye-to-hand coordination produce acceptable results.  (Unfortunately, eye-to-hand coordination is not a teachable skill.)
Ordinary - Your throwing arm balance takes over your movements and you possess minimal eye-to-hand coordination.
Using your results as your critical driver tells you what you need to address to guarantee success.
Should you struggle with your ratio of worst misses against total pitches thrown, contact me.
L.A. "Skip" Fast
Independent Major League Pitching Coach
Pro Pitching Institute
   “My simple, yet extremely powerful, business rule: fix it once and move on!”

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