Beginning your motion with your weight balanced over your back foot means you control the ball.
Out of Balance Front Legs
When you make the mistake of placing your weight in front of your back leg, here’s what’s going to happen.
Your front leg lift places your weight over your back leg and, as soon as you move toward the target, your body can’t do anything until your front foot hits the ground and you balance your weight between your feet.
With your weight in balance, you complete your delivery and send your ball home.
Balanced Front Legs
Beginning your motion with your weight balanced over your back leg eliminates these self-corrections and makes your delivery part of your motion.
Your weight balanced over your back leg gives you the confidence to send your ball to your target.
Having trouble beginning your motion with your weight balanced over your back leg, I’m waiting for your call.
Your glove hand path makes your ball go where you want.
You prepare for your glove hand path by
– bending your knees,
– placing your feet one baseball width apart,
– putting your weight over your back knee, and
– making sure your front foot is over your front shoulder.
Front Foot Lift
When your front foot comes off the ground, you
– lift your front knee toward your front shoulder,
– position your back heel in front of your back toe and
– make sure your front toe is facing the target.
From there, your glove hand produces your command.
– brings your glove hand palm toward your target and
– ball moves directly to your target.
Essentially, your glove hand triggers your lower body to naturally send your ball directly to your target.
Having an issue with your glove hand path, Coach Skip is waiting for your call.
Unless you consistently get into the same front leg lift position, your command automatically suffers.
– Do you have a way to manage your foot placements?
– Before your front foot comes off the ground,
do you have a way to place your legs in the same position?
– Can you consistently move your front leg into your front leg lift, in the same way, all the time?
– Most importantly, do you have a consistent way to measure each of these facets?
If the answer to these questions is “no”, then you lack the command needed to experience next-level success.
Your Coach teaches you how to be consistent.
– He’ll teach you to understand how to get into your front leg lift, in the same way, all the time,
– He’ll teach you how to expect your pitches to end up where you want, and
– He’ll tell you how to always challenge the best hitters to reach base.
Need help showing command consistency? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.
You might not know this, but your balance is determined by your front foot position.
No Lower Body
Your front foot position causes your front knee to finish behind your front hip, you need a weight shift to move down the mound, and you begin your throwing action after your weight is back in balance.
In this process, you eliminate your lower body, your throwing arm controls your delivery, and your ball ends up where your body decides.
You miss two pitches in a row to your target and your front foot position is the reason.
Engaged Lower Body
However, you begin your motion with the front foot position close to your back foot and you’re more likely to have the balance needed for your lower body to send your ball directly to your target.
Said another way, when you get your front foot to begin closer to your back foot, your lower body pulls your throwing arm through the same release point.
Need help with your foot placement? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.