What does a command-producing motion look like?
When you finish a command-producing front leg lift, your hips are level and your front knee is on an imaginary line between your front foot and front shoulder.
If you think you’ll just get into a position where your hips are level and your front knee lines up with your front shoulder, good luck to you.
Instead of your front leg lift being an action, your front leg lift is your body’s predictable response to your footwork, arm activity and front knee movement.
One position and 3 movements produce command.
Your preparation gives your starting position a picture-perfect foundation.
(As you go through this progression, please remember every action impacts the action that follows. When you treat any one action by itself, your command might worsen?)
1. Back Foot Landing Area
Unless you begin each delivery with your back-foot level, every element that follows creates a failure loop that ends with you not knowing where your next pitch will end up.
- Should the area where you place your back-foot not be level, use the loose dirt around the mound to level the ground in front of the rubber.
2. Foot Placements
Your back-foot landing area allows you to place your feet inside your hips.
- Should you struggle to place your feet inside your hips, check to make sure your back-foot landing area is level.
3. Leg Prep
You complete your preparation by bringing your butt cheeks down to your heels.
- If your foot placements and back-foot landing area agree with our recommendations, your knees will end up over the outside portions of your feet.
Your Load sets you up for your leg lift and hand separation.
4. At the same time, you "move up" and "move down".
You move your front knee up to your front shoulder and, at the same time, you drop and separate your hands.
- As long as your actions leading up to your “load” promote the right responses, these simultaneous actions will force you to end your front leg lift with your hips level and your front knee in line with your front hip.
Your throwing trigger … We ask you to use your current throwing action to rotate your body down the mound, get your pitches to go where you want and see the ball movement you expect.
With us, your command becomes our responsibility!!!
By seeing the way your body reacts to itself, we have 100’s of ways to teach you how to end your front leg lift with your hips level and your front knee in line with your front shoulder.
Your body talks to us.
It’s human nature to let your experiences, beliefs and perceptions influence how you perform each skill. Thankfully, the way your body reacts to each movement tells us the impact your personal history has on your motion.
We interpret your reactions and, when we see a reaction known to skew your command, we recommend alternate ways to think about your movements. Through Facetime-like apps, or during in-person instruction, we see and analyze your new reaction and respond accordingly.
24/7 Follow-up avoids bad behaviors becoming habits.
When you fail to deliver the ball directly into your target at incrementally better rates, you use your Pro Pitching Institute 24/7 Portal (something that comes with every enrollment) to help us isolate your disruptive actions before they become habits, recommend a more efficient way to think about your movements, and give you with every reason for your pitches to go where you want and with the movement you expect.
Stop the bleeding!!!
Pick up your cell phone, call “Skip” at 856-281-2596 and schedule a FREE 20-minute consultation.
Once you ask for our help, you’ll produce the pitching results you always dreamed about.
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