Sunday, October 22, 2017

Forward momentum sends your pitching backwards

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

The Science of Pitching

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 Pitching

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.

Your Pitching 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

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