Posts made in September 2020

Stop “Feeling” for Your Target

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Fact: Your throwing action is a result of your body self-correcting your weight transfers.

Most Pitchers search for a “feel”

A Pitcher’s “feel” is the sensation they experience between their weight transfer out of their front leg lift and their throwing action.

If you’re like most Pitchers, when you experience the result you want, you associate your result with a “feel”.

However, unless you duplicate this “feel” from one outing to the next, you never really know where any one pitch is going to end up.

Find the right “feel” and your throwing arm sends your pitches directly into your intended target. Struggle to find the “feel” you want, and your throwing arm takes on a life of its own.

Elite Pitchers Don’t “Feel”, They Know.

Elite Pitchers come into their stride without having to shift their weight.

Instead, they generate a rotational force where they make their body end their stride with a glove side weight shift.

Elite Pitchers rely on their natural instincts to self-correct their glove side weight shift and automatically send their pitches directly into their target.

Their physical movement patterns remove the need to “feel” a productive arm slot and, as such, they can expect their pitches to go where they want and behave the way they expect.

Stop Searching and Start Doing

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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

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Is Your Pitching Career in a Death Spiral?

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Death Spirals

When army ants get separated from their main foraging group, they start following one another, the entire group begins walking in a circle, and, when they are completely exhausted, they die.

If you’re a Pitcher who starts their stride then separates their hands, you’re in the same death spiral as these army ants.

Pitching Death Spirals are All About Ineffective Sequencing

Any Pitcher who ends their front leg lift with their weight over their back foot won’t move toward their target until they stride.

If this describes you, the instant you stride your body will use your throwing arm to keep itself in balance.

When you use your throwing arm for balance, your pitching career is consumed with the impossible task of finding a way to generate the same arm slot in every outing on every pitch.

Stop Going in Circles

By ending your front leg lift with your weight balanced over your back foot, you can expect your pitches to travel directly into your intended target, you stop your death spiral and you take your pitching career in a much more productive direction.

Break Out Today

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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.

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


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