Posts made in March 2021

Take an Advanced Look into Your 2021 Pitching Campaign

 

Pro Pitching Institute

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Your body is built to deliver your pitches directly to your target.

How close are you to seeing this happen?

Are You Going to Naturally Miss Your Target?

To throw a ball into a target, you rock back, step forward, throw the ball, and watch what happens.

When your head moves, you risk missing your target.

Until you find a stepping rhythm that puts your throwing shoulder in the same spot on every throw, you struggle to hit your target with any regularity.

Are You Going to Locate Your Pitches?

Logically, when you place your head in the same position on every pitch, you’re much more likely to see the ball go where you want.

When you begin your motion with your back knee flexed over the little toes of your back foot, it’s extremely likely your head stays in the same spot on every pitch.

From there, as long as you open your front shoulder to your target, you increase the likelihood your pitches travel directly into your intended target.

Takeaways

To improve the ratio of your pitches traveling into your target, make your back leg flex a regular part of your set-up, then begin your throwing action by opening your front shoulder.

Struggling to do this? Set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip for help.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248

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If It Works Now, Will It Work Tomorrow?

 

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If it works now, unless you do something to get even better, it might not work tomorrow?

The Hitters You Face are Getting Better.

Every Hitter is better today than they were yesterday. They’re learning their craft, getting better at recognizing when a ball is coming into their hitting zone, and making sure they drive every mistake that any Pitcher throws their way.

Combat Hitter Growth.

To combat the Hitters’ growth, you need to understand how to get your pitches to travel directly into your target with enough late-stage movement that, even when you do miss, the Hitter struggles to square up on the ball.

Limit Mistakes.

The best way for a Pitcher to limit their mistakes is to let the Laws of Nature take over their results.

Consistent with Newton’s Laws, when you understand how to use angular momentum to take you out of your front leg lift, and force your body to react to the end of your stride, you allow your body’s twisting action to send your pitches directly into your target with uncanny regularity

Or you can let inertia take you down the mound, use your stride timing to put your throwing arm in the same slot, and hope your ball travels into your target.

Coach Skip Prepares You for Tomorrow

To find out how to make the Laws of Nature drive your results, set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248

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Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Make Pitch Location Part of Your Foot Plant

 

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When you stretch a rubber band, you create tension. Release the rubber band and it snaps back into place.

Just like the rubber band, end your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles, and your body spontaneously snaps back to your normal.

Creating a Snap

Ending your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles begins with ending your front leg lift with your hips level to one another.

With your hips level, when you make your normal throwing action, your body snaps back and spontaneously sends your pitches directly into your target.

No Snap Required

Ending your front leg lift with your front hip higher than your back means you eliminate any chance your shoulders will need to snap back into place.

Let this happen, and your pitch location becomes less automatic, less spontaneous, and less repeatable than it could be with a rubber band-like snap.

Coach Skip Keeps Things Simple

Instead of searching for ways to end your stride with your hips/shoulders at opposing angles, set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip to find out how simple it is to give your foot plant some bite and to expect your pitches to travel directly into your target.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

“Simple” Guarantees “Exceptional”

 

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Kinematic Sequences – Your body’s balance system uses the information from your inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints, and the brain to keep you at – or bring you back to – a state of natural balance.

Where You Spend Most of Your Time and Why?

Without an understanding of how your kinematic sequence works, most people come to believe their legwork into their front leg lift is relatively inconsequential and they can overcome any deficiencies as they move down the mound.

If this describes you, you’re setting yourself up to spend many hours over many years trying to master a movement pattern that’s actually controlled by your kinematic sequence.

Let your pitching career take this route and your problem becomes your inability to regularly throw three consecutive pitches directly into your target.

When you pit your erratic pitch location against well-trained, patient Hitters, you struggle to keep your Team close enough to win the games you pitch.

Where You Want to Spend Most of Your Time and Why?

With a laser-focus on a foot placement, leg flex, and front leg path combination that eliminates any weight shifts, you finish your front leg lift with your upper body free to move the way you want.

From the top of your front leg lift, you count on your upper body to begin a full body rotation, and your kinematic sequence to automatically, spontaneously, and repeatedly send your pitches directly into your intended target.

Coach Skip Keeps Things Simple

Instead of searching for the right leg work, ask Coach Skip can teach you how to manage their hip orientation into your front leg lift.

If you need to simplify your pitching, then set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.