Posts made in May 2021

The Key to Pitch Location: Weight Distribution

 

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Walking is striding.

When you walk or stride, you naturally, instinctively use your opposing arm to offset your stride leg.

In pitching, as in walking, a Pitcher’s stride ends with their throwing arm pulling their back leg forward and the drag from their back leg creating their pitch location issues.

Rotation Produces Pitch Location

However, with rotation, your arms are no longer needed for balance.

Pitchers who end their front leg lift with their weight evenly distributed around their core can spin out of their front leg lift.

Natural and Automatic Pitch Location

Their spin tells their body, to avoid injury, to stride.

By turning their stride into a reaction, they end their stride with their back hip ahead of their throwing arm shoulder.

From there, their lower body uses their throwing arm to propel their pitches directly into their intended target with uncanny regularity.

Coach Skip Teaches Pitch Location

Once Coach Skip teaches you how to end your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core, you’re able to activate your lower body and repeatedly send your pitches into your target.

Struggling with your pitch location? Ask Coach Skip for help.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

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Obsessing Over “What You Do” is Unhealthy

 

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For every action – “how you do (something)” – there is a reaction – “what you do”.

Listen to Yourself

“What to do” Self-Talk – When you think in terms of your mechanics, you’re telling your body “what to do”.   “Lengthen your stride”, “change your arm slot”, “tuck your glove hand”, etc. are all “what to do’s”.

“How to do” Self-Talk – Once you think in terms of (1) “moving” a particular body part (2) in a specific direction, you’re telling your body “how to do” something. “Move your leg out”, “ move your butt down”, “move your hands back”, etc. are all “how to do’s”.

In Pitching, There’s Only One “What to Do”

Your only “what to do” is to string together 6 well-sequenced “how to do’s” that’ll get your lower body to drive your results.

This is important … unless you’re laser-focused on moving your body parts in the right direction in the proper sequence, you’ll lose your lower body, struggle with your command, and turn pitching into a less-than-satisfying athletic pursuit.

Coach Skip Teaches “How to Do” What You Need to Do

Coach Skip teaches Pitchers like you “how to” string together the “how to do’s” that are guaranteed to clear the path to your pitching dreams.

Want to turn your dreams into your reality? Contact Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice 

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

“Trying” Is a Destructive Habit

 

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The instant someone points out something you need to do, and your answer is “I’m trying”, please realize “trying” has become an excuse for not “doing”.

 Looking for Perfection?

You want your pitching to match your unreasonably exacting standards.

Your biggest challenge: Stop “trying” to be perfect.

Your solution: Accept missing your target, but don’t accept missing your target by an unacceptable distance on two consecutive pitches. When this happens, find out “why” and permanently eliminate the cause.

Accepting Limited Improvement?

No matter how hard you “try” to change your mechanics you rarely, if ever, see any significant improvement.

Your biggest challenge: Realizing and accepting that what you’re doing isn’t working.

Your solution: Instead of “trying” to change your mechanics, focus on the things that cause you to move down the mound the way you do.

Need Help?

Coach Skip can take one look at your motion and understand what’s needed to use your throwing action to get your lower body to produce the results you expect.

Want “doing” to become a habit? Contact Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice 

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

The Secret to Your Lower Body Engagement

 

The Secret to Your Lower Body Engagement

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.

If you’re a Pitcher struggling to get your lower body to drive results, treat this reverse sequence as a checklist to discover where to place your focus.

Do you …

(Answer each question with a Y or N.)

_ End of your stride creates a separation between your hips and your shoulders.

_ To create this separation, you must begin your lower body rotation before your front foot ends your stride.

_ Your upper body activity allows your hips to rotate into your foot plant.

_ To free your shoulders to rotate, you must keep your throwing arm uninvolved with your balance.

_ To keep your throwing arm uninvolved with your balance, you end your front leg lift with your hips level to one another.

_ To end your front leg lift with your hips level before your front foot even comes off the ground, you must place your feet under your hips and, once you do lift your front leg, your front hip stays in place.

Still fighting to get your lower body involved. 

Change your mindset. Instead of thinking about your lower body engagement as something you do, begin treating your lower body activity as something that happens.

Still obsessed about getting your lower body to drive your results, then ask Coach Skip how to use your current throwing action to trigger your lower body engagement.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice


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