Friday, September 18, 2020

Are You a Behavior or Results Driven Pitcher?

 

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“Behavior Driven Pitchers” Excel

“Behavior Driven Pitchers’” hand separations initiate their stride, their stride prompts their throwing action and their throwing action gets each pitch to travel directly into their intended target.

“Behavior Driven Pitchers” trust their body to help them succeed in a sport build around failure.

So much so that when a “Behavior Driven Pitcher” misses their target over the plate, they know their body puts so much late stage ball movement on the pitch that even professional Hitters will struggle to drive the ball.

“Results Driven Pitchers” Hope to Excel

As “Results Driven Pitchers” move down the mound, they use their throwing arm to keep their body in balance.

 “Results Driven Pitchers” fail to realize or don’t want to accept the fact that once they begin to move down the mound, they’ve lost control of their throwing arm path.

Consequently, “Results Driven Pitchers” waste their valuable time trying to find a throwing arm path (they can’t control) to produce the results they want.

Much like a dog chasing his tail, if you're a “Results Driven Pitcher”, until you change your focus from your results to your behaviors, your pitching career goes in circles.

Get Your Behaviors to Produce Your Results

Our programs produce “Behavior Driven Pitchers”. Want to join this elite group, but don’t know how? Visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Add To Your Pitching Knowledge

 

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Balance

It’s a known fact that your body is either in balance or moving to get itself back in balance.

When you push off the rubber, you drive down the mound, use your throwing arm for balance, and lose control of your throwing arm into your release.

There’s another, more effective, pitching model.

The Best Pitchers Rotate Down the Mound and Use their Throwing Action to Get Back in Balance 

Rotating down the mound occurs as a result of you letting “your lower body” drive your motion.

  • An Alternate Storyline - Place a light weight on the end of a string, and slowly twirl the weight around your hand. Every time the weight completes a circle, the weight comes through the same spot and, even with a minimal hand action, produces so much energy that you’d think twice about putting your hand in the weight’s path.

  • The Pitching Elements within This Storyline - The string represents your throwing arm.
    - Your forearm and hand relate to your core. - The weight coming through the same spot all the time symbolizes your release window. - The energy the weight generates relates to your throwing arm whip
  • Rotating Down the Motion - When you end your front leg lift with an upright core, you can open your front shoulder to begin your rotation down the mound.

  • Your front shoulder spin whips your throwing hand through the same spot on every pitch. Duplicate your front leg lift from one pitch to the next and you can expect your throwing arm to whip your pitches into your intended target.

  • Where can you see this? - Watch how frequently a Big-League Pitcher at the top of the Team’s depth chart delivers their pitches into their intended target.

If you move down the mound, can’t know where any one pitch will end, then let's talk.


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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Is your Coach holding you back?

 

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A Pitcher quickly finds out when he asks his Coach this question ... “What can I do to get my lower body more involved in my motion?”


1. “I’M NOT SURE, BUT . . . “
For starters, it’s okay not to be sure how to teach lower body engagement. But saying “I’m not sure” undercuts a Coach’s credibility and isn’t something a Pitcher wants to hear.


2. “SORT OF” OR “KIND OF”
When a Coach says, “I sort of think” or “I kind of suspect,” it’s clear they don’t really know how to teach lower body engagement and, as a result, is holding back your development.


3. “MAYBE,” “POSSIBLY,” AND “POTENTIALLY”
“Maybe,” “possibly,” “probably,” “basically,” “largely,” and “hopefully” are all phrases that smack of doubt. When you hear these phrases, the Coach flat out doesn’t know how to get your lower body more involved. 


4. USING THE PAST TENSE WHEN YOU MEAN THE PRESENT
“I thought I should mention that . . . ” or, “I was thinking we should . . . “? are ways to present concepts without knowing the answer. Compare these past tense phrases to these clear messages “I want to mention . . .” and “I think we should . . .”. When your Coach answers your questions in the past tense, your pitching career might not go in the direction you want.


5. TELLS YOU HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR LOWER BODY.
Once you make the adjustments your Coach recommends and throw your first pitch, the fact you use less effort to deliver your pitch into your target tells you that you want to keep this Coach on your side.


If the 5th option sounds good to you, let's talk.


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Friday, August 21, 2020

Your Future is Written in How You Think About Your Lower Body

 

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You have two choices …

1.    Treat your lower body as a separate action or

By treating your lower body engagement as a separate action, you tend to rely on your stride tempo to send your pitches into the strike zone. When your stride tempo drives your command, your stride tempo becomes something that can’t be guaranteed from one outing to the next.

2.    You treat your lower body as a reaction .

By making subtle adjustments to your front leg lift position, without thinking about it, you  add your lower body to your current motion. By doing so, your throwing action becomes a physical reaction to your lower body activity, and, as a physical reaction, you can  expect your pitches to travel directly into your Catcher’s mitt. Better yet, you turn into the dominant Pitcher everyone wants on their Team.

If you want to turn your lower body engagement from something you do into something that happens, contact me.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

The Survey Says … Pitch Command

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A survey of 120+ College Coaches and some Travel Ball, High School and Private Pitching Instructors asked participants to rate the most important pitching-related factors.

When asked to rank these factors in the order of importance, this is their response.

Command - 81%
Movement - 18%
velocity - 1%

This survey contradicts the myth that velocity is what Coaches want to see. Coaches are looking for Pitchers who can locate their pitches within the strike zone over Pitchers with lights-out velocity.


Lower Body Engagement Drives Command.

Getting a Pitcher’s lower body to drive his results isn’t a conscious action. Lower body engagement is something a Pitching Coach adds to a Pitcher’s current stockpile of skills.

Once added, a Pitcher produces the command that’ll tease influential baseball people to sit up and take notice.

Experience Fastball Command Today

By adding a Pitcher’s lower body to their current delivery, the Pitcher’s body flows into release, a Pitcher’s command becomes much more sustainable and the Pitcher attracts next level attention.

Need better command? Need better lower body involvement? Want to attract next level Coaches? Let’s talk.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

The Orchid Hypothesis

We believe, for the health and welfare of Pitchers everywhere, it’s time for Coaches to take the science behind pitch location more seriously.

Even with flaws, any individual’s pitching is as hardy as a dandelion; able to take root just about anywhere and, when ignored, come back year after year.

Anyone can grow a dandelion, but only a Pitching Coach who nurtures their dandelion with neurological, physiological, and psychological science can build the delicate, mysterious orchid called predictable fastball command. 

Coaching Today

The notion a Coach can grow an orchid contradicts how most Coaches teach pitching today.

 Most Coaches, even Professional Coaches, haven’t taken, don’t take, the time to discover the science behind pitch location. If they did so, the orchid would take over the dandelion as the standard for fastball command.

The Next Generation of Coaches

That’s why Pitchers we work with get so excited and are so appreciative when we show them how easy it is to expect each pitch to travel into their target.

We believe, for the health and welfare of Pitchers everywhere, it’s time for Coaches to take the science behind pitch location more seriously.

By doing so, more Coaches will turn dandelions into the orchids you see at the top of every Big-League depth chart.

Experience Fastball Command Today

We use 5 easily executed, simply presented skills to guarantee fastball command.

Not satisfied with your pitch location. Let’s talk.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Work Smart, Not Hard

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During a pitching motion, every time a Pitcher shifts his weight his body will self-correct and every self-correction will change his throwing arm path.

It’s physically impossible to stop a Pitcher’s self-corrections, but it is possible to manage them.

A Pitcher Works Hard When His Self-Corrections Manage Him

A Pitcher who works hard is trying to figure out a weight shift pattern that’ll take his throwing arm through the same path on every pitch.

On an outing by outing basis, a Pitcher eventually finds a productive arm slot, but, since there’s no way to duplicate this feeling from one outing to the next, dominant back-to-back outings become few and far between.

A Pitcher Works Smart When He Manages His Self-Corrections

A Pitcher who works smart works with someone who’s trained to make his throwing action his only self-correction. By doing this, his throwing arm comes through the same path on every pitch, and he can expect his pitches to travel directly into his target.

A Pitcher who uses his throwing action as his only self-correction turns his pitching results into a repeatable physical reaction.

With the Right Coach, a Pitcher Manages His Weight Shifts

The right self-corrections at the right time lead to pitches traveling directly into a Pitcher’s intended target. To the trained eye, a Coach uses a Pitcher’s disruptive weight shift patterns as a tool to make the Pitcher’s only self-correction his throwing action.

Our programs instantly spot disruptive throwing arm self-corrections. Instead of working hard, we give the Pitcher a simply executed and amazingly effective way to permanently change his movement patterns, and, by doing so, transition a throwing arm self-correction into a  desired, lower body-prompted, throwing action self-correction.

Not satisfied with your results. Let’s talk.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

The “Law of Self-Correction©” Guarantees Pitching Success


In terms of a Pitcher’s “self-corrections”, when a Pitcher dissect his delivery, a tremendously complex pitching motion becomes extremely easy to understand. Better yet, “self-corrections” give ALL Pitchers, both young and old, a very concise, yet easily executed, road map to their Big-League pitching success.

The “Law of Self-Correction©”.

After 25+ years of working with Pitchers, an “ah-ha” moment produced one simply presented, all-inclusive statement that explains what happens in ALL pitching motions.

The “Law of Self-Correction©”

“A Pitcher’s pitching results are dictated by the way his body self-corrects his weight distribution.”

After applying the “Law of Self-Correction©” to thousands of pitching motions over many years, Pitchers can be guaranteed it’ll optimize their pitch location, enhance their throwing arm speed, and ace any statistical benchmark anyone wants to throw their way.

The “Law of Self-Correction©” Has a Solid Scientific Foundation


You already know about “Self-Corrections”
Your “self-correction” reflex is at work every second of every day but is most noticeable when your arms seemingly take on a life of their own.

You typically lose control of your arms when you walk a balance beam, walk on slick ice, steer a bike over a mountain trail, step on a pebble with your bare foot, take a bad step, walk a tight rope, etc., but it especially happens when a Pitcher makes a throwing action.

What are the factors behind “self-corrections”?
Environmental and physiological factors combine to produce your “self-corrections”.

     Gravity keeps your body anchored to the ground.
     A carpenter level-like mechanism within your inner ear monitors gravity’s impact on your weight distribution.
     When your inner ear senses a weight shift, to get your weight back in balance, your body “self-corrects”.

In terms of a Pitcher’s “self-corrections”, when a Pitcher dissect his delivery, a tremendously complex pitching motion becomes extremely easy to understand. Better yet, “self-corrections” give ALL Pitchers, both young and old, a very concise, yet easily executed, road map to their Big-League pitching success.

Want to put the “Self-Correcting Principle©” to work for you? Let’s talk.

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Self-Correcting Principle©” Author/Coach
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why Do Elite Pitchers Outperform Everyone Else?

We teach Pitchers how to separate their hands at the same time they stride. As a result, they can expect to deliver their pitches directly into their target and, consequently, keep their Team close enough to win each game they pitch.
An example of beginning your stride THEN separating your hands.


There are two categories of Pitchers in the World.

There are ...
1. The Elite Big-League Pitcher who can expect their pitches to travel directly into their target.
2. Everyone else.

What do Elite Pitchers do that others don’t?

Watch any elite Big-League Pitcher and you see a Pitcher who begins their hand separation at the same time they begin their stride.

Why does this happen? When your hand separation occurs at the same time you stride, you allow your lower body to produce the Big-League fastball command needed to challenge Big-League Hitters to reach base.

What does Everyone Else do?

Watch any Pitcher who begins their stride then separates their hands and you’re watching a Pitcher who can’t establish their fastball.

Why does this happen? When you stride out of your front leg lift, you naturally use your throwing arm to offset your forward weight shift. When you see your hands separating after you begin your stride, you know you’re using your throwing arm for balance, you’re forcing your throwing arm to always catch up with your body and, consequently you can’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Become an Elite Pitcher.

We teach Pitchers how to separate their hands at the same time they stride. As a result, they can expect to deliver their pitches directly into their target and, consequently, keep their Team close enough to win each game they pitch.

Want to know more? Let’s talk.

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“Fastball Command Sequencing Plans©” Author/Coach
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Friday, July 10, 2020

It’s never too early to discover pitch location


Getting your lower body to deliver your pitches into your target without changing your entire delivery is complicated but, when you understand how your body parts interact with one another, is very doable.

How good a Pitcher are you?

Pitchers don’t need pitch location to produce good stats. This is because developing Hitters ...
  • Allow the pitch count to swing to the Pitcher’s advantage.
  • Swing at pitches they shouldn’t.
  • Are learning to adjust their approach at the plate, pull inside pitches and know when to check their swings.

Big-League Hitters are done developing. The only way to get them out is to place your pitches in a spot where they can’t drive the ball.

It’s never too early to develop a Big-League pitch location.

No matter your age, your body works the same way as everyone else and, knowing this, it’s never too early to learn how to get your lower body to deliver your pitches into your target.

Again, no matter your age, you locate your pitches against the untrained Hitters you face, and your Big-League pitch location is sure to attract lots of attention from lots of influential baseball people.

Lower Body Engagement

There’s no magic formula for getting your lower body to drive your pitches, but, unless you think of your lower body engagement as something that happens, not something you do, you’re unlikely to produce the Big-League pitch location that’ll drive a very productive pitching career

Don’t know what impacts your lower body activity?

Getting your lower body to deliver your pitches into your target without changing your entire delivery is complicated but, when you understand how your body parts interact with one another, is very doable.

Unsure how this works? Don’t know someone who can do this? … then visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Baseball Pitching Predicament becomes Your Dilemma


Professional Organizations invite Lower-Level Pitchers with the best “feel” for their pitch location to fill their Big-League openings

As a Pitcher, you mistakenly grow up thinking velocity, not pitch location, is your ticket to your Big-League pitching dreams.

By the time you realize Big-League Hitters are better equipped to drive your mistakes than you’re equipped to hit your spots, it might be too late to change the course of your pitching career.

How does Baseball deal with this disparity?

Professional Organizations invite Lower-Level Pitchers with the best “feel” for their pitch location to fill their Big-League openings.

When these Lower-Level Pitchers test their skill against Big-League Hitters, the Pitcher can only “hope” to keep their pitches out of the Big-League Hitters hitting zone.

Unfortunately, a “feel” for the strike zone is something that’s very personal and, consequently, isn’t teachable.

Therefore, the Lower-Level Pitchers who get a chance to pitch in the Bigs rarely live their Big-League dreams for long.

We build pitching futures.

  • Shows you how to turn your “feel” for the strike zone into the expectation that your pitches will travel directly into your target
  • No matter your age or skill level, teaches you how to discourage Hitters from driving your pitches.
  • Gives you the opportunity to move up the Baseball Ladder smoothly and seamlessly.

Want the skills needed to live your pitching dreams? Visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

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“A Pitcher’s Pitch Location Success Plan©” Author/Coach
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Don’t Let Hitters Steal Your MLB Pitching Dreams


The only way to stop these skilled Hitters from stealing your MLB pitching dreams is for “Your MLB Pitching Success Plan©” to deliver your pitches directly into a target that’s been placed in a hard to hit spot.

The MLB Business Model wants you to succeed but doesn’t support your success.

Every Professional Pitcher and every Positional Player dream of having an MLB career.

- A Pitcher’s MLB pitching dreams ride on their ability to neutralize a constant flow of extremely talented Hitters. 
- A Hitter’s MLB dreams hinge on their ability to make the Pitcher constantly pay for their mistakes.

A high-end fastball can turn you into a Professional Pitcher, but to realize your MLB pitching dreams, you need to navigate your way around a constant stream of Hitters wanting to achieve their MLB dreams.

The only way to stop these skilled Hitters from stealing your MLB pitching dreams is for you to deliver your pitches directly into a target that’s been placed in a hard to hit spot.

Reality Check
Because MLB Organizations have lots of Pitchers in their Minor League system, they can fill their MLB openings with Pitchers who they think are ready to challenge MLB Hitters.

When a Pitcher gets their MLB call-up, but can’t locate their pitches, a stream of top-notch Hitters will reach base and the Organization will have no choice but to send the Pitcher back down.

We bridge the gap between professional pitchers and MLB inning eaters.

As just one example, after registering an 8.22 ERA over 7.2 innings during his first-ever MLB call up, a first-round MLB draft pick asked us to help him with his pitch location. We eliminated what was negatively impacting his location and, in his next call up, he started 22 MLB games while posting a 5.08 ERA over 117 innings.

Want to know what “Your Pitching Success Plan©” looks like?  Let’s talk.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Achieve Your MLB Dreams


As long as you stick with your ONE pitching plan, over 100’s of adjustments, you come up with a pitching plan that’ll use your throwing action as your one and only balancing routine. In the end, you can expect to deliver your pitches directly into your intended target, produce late stage ball movement and use your deceptive arm action to become an MLB inning eater.

Failure is not an option.

You can try and try and try and try, but nothing seems to work.

You can accept failure, or, to achieve your MLB dreams, you can find a way to turn your failures into success.

Sounds so simple, but what exactly is the formula for turning failure into success?


Let’s do some detective work.

Whatever is holding you back is something you can’t see but is always present.

Let’s save you some time … Gravity fits very nicely into this category. Gravity is all around us all the time. So much so that we tend to take it for granted.

Gravity leads you to something else you can’t see and may have yet to consider. Balance.

Your mind uses gravity to tell your body that it’s out of balance. The instant your body senses an imbalance, your mind manipulates your body position and, more importantly, while your body performs its balancing routine your movements take on a life of their own.

Therefore, to produce MLB ready results, you want your throwing action to become the balancing routine your body uses to get itself back into balance.


How do you do this?

You start with and stick with ONE pitching plan. Once you have a pitching plan, you discipline yourself to adjust to trends.

Every time you experience 3 or more unacceptable outcomes in a row, you know some movement within your pitching plan is forcing you to use your throwing arm as a part of your balancing routine.

As long as you stick with your ONE pitching plan, over 100’s of adjustments, you come up with a pitching plan that’ll use your throwing action as your one and only balancing routine. In the end, you can expect to deliver your pitches directly into your intended target, produce late stage ball movement and use your deceptive arm action to become an MLB inning eater.

Finding Solutions
Don’t have the time to go through this process? Need to produce MLB ready results right away? Let’s talk.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Becoming MLB Ready Should be a Given

We have the only pitching protocol guaranteed to teach you the lower body engagement that’s required to become the Pitcher you always wanted to be.

How does a Pitcher become MLB ready?

  1. Location - A Catcher places his target in a spot where the Hitter is least likely to drive the ball and the Pitcher hits the Catcher’s spot.
  2. Ball Movement – Every pitch breaks so close to the plate that it becomes extremely difficult for the Hitter to make solid contact with any pitch the Pitcher throws.
  3. Change of Speed - By showing fastball arm speed on every pitch, the Pitcher keeps their Opponent guessing about ball speed or movement.

How does a Pitcher get all 3 to happen all at once?

  1. Location - Their lower body pulls their throwing hand through the same spot on every pitch.
  2. Ball Movement - The additional energy their lower body channels up their core and out their throwing hand forces their ball to break closer to the plate than normal.
  3. Change of Speed – The Pitcher’s lower body driving their throwing hand into release means, no matter the Pitcher’s grip or release, their fastball arm speed challenges the Hitter to make solid contact with any pitch they throw.

Why can’t baseball teach lower body engagement?

  • Baseball treats lower body engagement as something a Pitcher does, yet, research proves, a Pitcher’s lower body engagement is actually a reaction to the Pitcher’s body position at the end of their front leg lift.
  • Until Baseball learns how to teach lower body engagement through their Student’s front leg lift position, Pitchers will continue to waste their time trying to do something that’s physically impossible to do.

Pitchers accept a subpar standard of performance

Instead of pitching to a lower standard of performance directly related to Baseball’s inability to engage a Pitcher’s lower half, Pitchers should ...
  • Maximize their throwing arm speed and expect the ball to end up where they want.
  • Measure their pitching through their pitch location, not their stats.
  • Create Pitcher’s counts instead of letting the Opponent control the count.
  • Know their position on the Team is secure without concern for someone with better command taking their spot.

Finding Solutions

We have the only pitching protocol guaranteed to teach you the lower body engagement that’s required to become the Pitcher you always wanted to be.

Want to know more? Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
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“The 5-Phase Front Leg Lift Sequence©” Author/Coach
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Stop Moving Down the Mound!


Instead of hoping your ball goes where you want, pitch location can become an expectation.

Knowledge Base:        Inertia describes an object’s resistance to change in motion.
Momentum describes an object’s movement.

Momentum Hurts Location

When your delivery is driven by your movement down the mound, your shoulder rotation produces yours ball release.

Unless your stride tempo is exactly the same from one pitch to the next, your release point will continually change, and you can’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Inertia Produces Location

When, out of your front leg lift, you open your front shoulder, you spin down the mound, your foot plant stops your rotation and your ball release becomes an instinctive reaction.

Once you know how to duplicate your change in direction from one pitch to the next, you can expect your pitches to travel directly into your target.

Finding Location Solutions

With momentum, your location depends upon your stride tempo. Anyone can ask any Pitcher to make their stride tempo the same on every pitch, but we have yet to find a way to reproduce the same tempo from one pitch to the next.

With inertia, your location comes from ending your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core. Ending your front leg lift with your weight centered around your core is an extremely teachable skill. Therefore, instead of hoping your ball goes where you want, location becomes an expectation.

Want to know how to end your front leg lift with your weight centered around your core?  Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Winning Pitch Location Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Friday, May 29, 2020

Unconscious Pitch Results are Within Reach


Your subconscious brings your throwing hand through a very sustainable and extremely productive release window.

A Typical Movement Cycle

Every movement you make on and off the diamond follows this pattern.
  1. Balance - You always begin in a balanced position.
  2. Action - You make an action.
  3. Balance - Your subconscious gets your body back into balance.
  4. You begin the process all over again.

High-Level Results Begin with a Front Leg Lift

Balance - You end your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core.
  1. Action – You open your upper body toward your target.
  2. Balance – Your action forces your subconscious to use your throwing action to get your body back into balance.

Result – Your subconscious brings your throwing hand through a very sustainable and extremely productive release window.

Ordinary Results Also Begin with your Front Leg Lift

Balance - You end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot.
  1. Action - Your only option is to stride toward your target.
  2. Balance – Your action forces your subconscious to use your throwing arm to balance your weight as you move down the mound, then, as you end your stride, uses your throwing arm to balance your weight between your feet.

Result – To complete your delivery, you’re forced to make a separate throwing action and, when your subconscious turns your throwing action into an independent movement, you never know where any one pitch will end up.

Finding Solutions

We teach Pitchers how to use their front leg lift to force their subconscious to deliver their pitches directly into their target.

Need help making this happen? Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Winning Pitch Location Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Friday, May 22, 2020

A Biologically Based Look at Your Throwing Action

Failure to expect your pitches to end where you want means you need to pay more attention to your movements into your front leg lift.

The Evolution of Lower Body Engagement


The only way to truly maximize your lower body rotation is by balancing on one foot and opening your front shoulder.

When you do this, your spinning action tells your body you may be in jeopardy of getting hurt.
To stabilize the situation, your body places your front foot back on the ground.

When your front foot hits the ground, it’s your connection with the ground that causes your hips, when compared to your shoulders, to over rotate.

Your body’s drive to get your shoulders parallel to your hips forces your under rotated shoulders to catch up with your hips.

Your shoulders catching up with your hips whips your throwing hand into release.


Creating a Lower Body Throwing Action

Lower body engagement begins with your hands separating at the same time your stride begins.

Your hand separation opens your front shoulder and sets off the cascading series of events described above.

As a consequence, you see your throwing arm whipping into release, your ball ending up where you expect and you challenging the best hitters to make solid contact with your pitches.


Measuring Your Lower Body Involvement

Your lower body is driving your results when …

Your Motion - Your hands separate at the same time you begin your stride.
Your Results – You expect each pitch to end up where you planned.
Your Opponent - Your Opponent’s tendency is to miss your mistakes.


Finding Solutions

Failure to experience any of these indicators means you need to pay more attention to your movements into your front leg lift.

Need help with your front leg lift? Let’s talk.

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