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Work Smart, Not Hard

It’s physically impossible to stop a Pitcher’s self-corrections, but it is possible to manage them. #elitebychoice

During a pitching motion, every time a Pitcher shifts his weight his body will self-correct and every self-correction will change his throwing arm path.

It’s physically impossible to stop a Pitcher’s self-corrections, but it is possible to manage them.

A Pitcher Works Hard When His Self-Corrections Manage Him

A Pitcher who works hard is trying to figure out a weight shift pattern that’ll take his throwing arm through the same path on every pitch.

On an outing by outing basis, a Pitcher eventually finds a productive arm slot, but, since there’s no way to duplicate this feeling from one outing to the next, dominant back-to-back outings become few and far between.

A Pitcher Works Smart When He Manages His Self-Corrections

A Pitcher who works smart works with someone who’s trained to make his throwing action his only self-correction. By doing this, his throwing arm comes through the same path on every pitch, and he can expect his pitches to travel directly into his target.

A Pitcher who uses his throwing action as his only self-correction turns his pitching results into a repeatable physical reaction.

With the Right Coach, a Pitcher Manages His Weight Shifts

The right self-corrections at the right time lead to pitches traveling directly into a Pitcher’s intended target. To the trained eye, a Coach uses a Pitcher’s disruptive weight shift patterns as a tool to make the Pitcher’s only self-correction his throwing action.

Our programs instantly spot disruptive throwing arm self-corrections. Instead of working hard, we give the Pitcher a simply executed and amazingly effective way to permanently change his movement patterns, and, by doing so, transition a throwing arm self-correction into a  desired, lower body-prompted, throwing action self-correction.

Not satisfied with your results. Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
“Lower Body Driven by Choice, Not Chance”

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The “Law of Self-Correction©” Drives Your Lower Half Involvement

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After 25+ years of working with Pitchers, an “ah-ha” moment produced one simple, all-inclusive statement that tells us how to teach ALL Pitchers to get their lower body to drive their results.

The “Law of Self-Correction©
A Pitcher’s lower body engagement is dictated by the way his body self-corrects his weight distribution.

Everyone “Self-Corrects” Every Second of the Day
When an Individual experiences a weight shift, their body is built to “self-correct”. Some “self-corrections” are extremely subtle, but, when a weight shift is more extreme, a Person’s arms seemingly take on a life of their own.

A Person loses control of their arms when they walk a balance beam, walk on slick ice, steer a bike over a mountain trail, step on a pebble with your bare foot, take a bad step, walk a tightrope, etc.

By applying the “Law of Self-Correction©” to tens of thousands of pitching motions over many years, we trust the “Law of Self-Correction©” to tell us how to get a Pitcher’s lower body to optimize his pitch location, and, in the process, put him in a position to ace any statistical benchmark anyone wants to throw his way.

Lower Body Engagement is Certain

The “Law of Self-Correction©” uses a Pitcher’s hand separation/stride sequence to predict and resolve his lower body engagement.

  • Lower Body Disconnects. A Pitcher staggering his stride and hand separation uses his throwing arm path to “self-correct” his stride and effectively disconnects his upper from his lower body. 
  • Lower Body Engagement. A Pitcher separating his hands at the same time he begins his stride uses his throwing action to “self-correct” his weight distribution and, by doing so, guarantees his lower body produces Big League-like results.

The “Law of Self-Correction©” supplies the insights needed to transition a staggered hand separation/stride, lower body disconnect into a simultaneous hand separations/stride, lower body driven motion.

We GUARANTEE Lower Body Involvement

 “Lower Half Pitching Program” Pitcher  uses his videos, pitch location and personal expectations to measure his lower body engagement. When a Pitcher feels his lower body isn’t driving his results and he shows he uses our recommendations, he can ask for his money back.

The Power of Our Programs

After registering an 8.22 ERA over 7.2 innings during his first-ever Big-League call up, a first-round draft pick asked us to help him with his pitch location. Once we helped him better engage his lower body, in his next call up, he started 22 Big-League games while posting a 5.08 ERA over 117 innings.

We put the “Law of Self-Correction” to work for you. Find out more.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
The “Law of Self-Correcting©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Why Do Elite Pitchers Outperform Everyone Else?

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There are two categories of Pitchers in the World.

There are …

  1. The Elite Big-League Pitcher who can expect their pitches to travel directly into their target.
  2. Everyone else.

What do Elite Pitchers do that others don’t?

Watch any elite Big-League Pitcher and you see a Pitcher who begins their hand separation at the same time they begin their stride.

Why does this happen? When your hand separation occurs at the same time you stride, you allow your lower body to produce the Big-League fastball command needed to challenge Big-League Hitters to reach base.

What does Everyone Else do?

Watch any Pitcher who begins their stride then separates their hands and you’re watching a Pitcher who can’t establish their fastball.

Why does this happen? When you stride out of your front leg lift, you naturally use your throwing arm to offset your forward weight shift. When you see your hands separating after you begin your stride, you know you’re using your throwing arm for balance, you’re forcing your throwing arm to always catch up with your body and, consequently you can’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Become an Elite Pitcher.

We teach Pitchers how to separate their hands at the same time they stride. As a result, they can expect to deliver their pitches directly into their target and, consequently, keep their Team close enough to win each game they pitch.

Want to know more? Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Fastball Command Sequencing Plans©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Baseball Pitching Predicament Becomes Your Dilemma

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As a Pitcher, you mistakenly grow up thinking velocity, not pitch location, is your ticket to your Big-League pitching dreams.

By the time you realize Big-League Hitters are better equipped to drive your mistakes than you’re equipped to hit your spots, it might be too late to change the course of your pitching career.

How does Baseball deal with this disparity?

Professional Organizations invite Lower-Level Pitchers with the best “feel” for their pitch location to fill their Big-League openings.

When these Lower-Level Pitchers test their skill against Big-League Hitters, the Pitcher can only “hope” to keep their pitches out of the Big-League Hitters hitting zone.

Unfortunately, a “feel” for the strike zone is something that’s very personal and, consequently, isn’t teachable.

Therefore, the Lower-Level Pitchers who get a chance to pitch in the Bigs rarely live their Big-League dreams for long.

We build pitching futures.

Our “Pitch Location Success Plans©  …

  • Shows you how to turn your “feel” for the strike zone into the expectation that your pitches will travel directly into your target
  • No matter your age or skill level, teaches you how to discourage Hitters from driving your pitches.
  • Gives you the opportunity to move up the Baseball Ladder smoothly and seamlessly.

Want the skills needed to live your pitching dreams? Visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

Skip Fast
“Pitch Location Success Plans©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Don’t Let Hitters Steal Your Big-League Pitching Dreams

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The Big-League Business Model wants you to succeed but doesn’t support your success.

Every Professional Pitcher and every Positional Player dream of having an Big-League career.

– A Pitcher’s Big-League pitching dreams ride on their ability to neutralize a constant flow of extremely talented Hitters.
– A Hitter’s Big-League dreams hinge on their ability to make the Pitcher constantly pay for their mistakes.

A high-end fastball can turn you into a Professional Pitcher, but to realize your Big-League pitching dreams, you need to navigate your way around a constant stream of Hitters wanting to achieve their Big-League dreams.

The only way to stop these skilled Hitters from stealing your Big-League pitching dreams is for you to deliver your pitches directly into a target that’s been placed in a hard to hit spot.

Reality Check

Because Big-League Organizations have lots of Pitchers in their Minor League system, they can fill their Big-League openings with Pitchers who they think are ready to challenge Big-League Hitters.

When a Pitcher gets their Big-League call-up, but can’t locate their pitches, a stream of top-notch Hitters will reach base and the Organization will have no choice but to send the Pitcher back down.

We bridge the gap between professional pitchers and Big-League inning eaters.

As just one example, after registering an 8.22 ERA over 7.2 innings during his first-ever Big-League call up, a first-round Big-League draft pick asked us to help him with his pitch location. We eliminated what was negatively impacting his location and, in his next call up, he started 22 Big-League games while posting a 5.08 ERA over 117 innings.

Want to know what “Your Pitching Success Plan©” looks like?  Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Your Big-League Pitching Success Plan©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Achieve Your MLB Dreams

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Failure is not an option.

You can try and try and try and try, but nothing seems to work.

You can accept failure, or, to achieve your MLB dreams, you can find a way to turn your failures into success.

Sounds so simple, but what exactly is the formula for turning failure into success?

Let’s do some detective work.

Whatever is holding you back is something you can’t see but is always present.

Let’s save you some time … Gravity fits very nicely into this category. Gravity is all around us all the time. So much so that we tend to take it for granted.

Gravity leads you to something else you can’t see and may have yet to consider. Balance.

Your mind uses gravity to tell your body that it’s out of balance. The instant your body senses an imbalance, your mind manipulates your body position and, more importantly, while your body performs its balancing routine your movements take on a life of their own.

Therefore, to produce MLB ready results, you want your throwing action to become the balancing routine your body uses to get itself back into balance.

How do you do this?

You start with and stick with ONE pitching plan. Once you have a pitching plan, you discipline yourself to adjust to trends.

Every time you experience 3 or more unacceptable outcomes in a row, you know some movement within your pitching plan is forcing you to use your throwing arm as a part of your balancing routine.

As long as you stick with your ONE pitching plan, over 100’s of adjustments, you come up with a pitching plan that’ll use your throwing action as your one and only balancing routine. In the end, you can expect to deliver your pitches directly into your intended target, produce late stage ball movement and use your deceptive arm action to become an MLB inning eater.

Finding Solutions

Don’t have the time to go through this process? Need to produce MLB ready results right away? Let’s talk.

Skip Fast
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“The 5-Phase Front Leg Lift Sequence©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

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Stop Moving Down the Mound!

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  • Inertia describes an object’s resistance to change in motion. 
  • Momentum describes an object’s movement.

Momentum Hurts Location

When your delivery is driven by your movement down the mound, your shoulder rotation produces yours ball release.

Unless your stride tempo is exactly the same from one pitch to the next, your release point will continually change, and you can’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Inertia Produces Location

When, out of your front leg lift, you open your front shoulder, you spin down the mound, your foot plant stops your rotation and your ball release becomes an instinctive reaction.

Once you know how to duplicate your change in direction from one pitch to the next, you can expect your pitches to travel directly into your target.

Finding Location Solutions

With momentum, your location depends upon your stride tempo. Anyone can ask any Pitcher to make their stride tempo the same on every pitch, but we have yet to find a way to reproduce the same tempo from one pitch to the next.

With inertia, your location comes from ending your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core. Ending your front leg lift with your weight centered around your core is an extremely teachable skill. Therefore, instead of hoping your ball goes where you want, location becomes an expectation.

Want to know how to end your front leg lift with your weight centered around your core?  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
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Unconscious Pitch Results are Within Reach

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A Typical Movement Cycle

Every movement you make on and off the diamond follows this pattern.

  1. Balance – You always begin in a balanced position.
  2. Action – You make an action.
  3. Balance – Your subconscious gets your body back into balance.
  4. You begin the process all over again.

High-Level Results Begin with a Front Leg Lift

Balance – You end your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core.

  1. Action – You open your upper body toward your target.
  2. Balance – Your action forces your subconscious to use your throwing action to get your body back into balance.

Result – Your subconscious brings your throwing hand through a very sustainable and extremely productive release window.

Ordinary Results Also Begin with your Front Leg Lift

Balance – You end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot.

  1. Action – Your only option is to stride toward your target.
  2. Balance – Your action forces your subconscious to use your throwing arm to balance your weight as you move down the mound, then, as you end your stride, uses your throwing arm to balance your weight between your feet.

Result – To complete your delivery, you’re forced to make a separate throwing action and, when your subconscious turns your throwing action into an independent movement, you never know where any one pitch will end up.

Finding Solutions

We teach Pitchers how to use their front leg lift to force their subconscious to deliver their pitches directly into their target.

Need help making this happen? 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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A Biologically Based Look at Your Throwing Action

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The Evolution of Lower Body Engagement

The only way to truly maximize your lower body rotation is by balancing on one foot and opening your front shoulder.

When you do this, your spinning action tells your body you may be in jeopardy of getting hurt.

To stabilize the situation, your body places your front foot back on the ground.

When your front foot hits the ground, it’s your connection with the ground that causes your hips, when compared to your shoulders, to over rotate.

Your body’s drive to get your shoulders parallel to your hips forces your under rotated shoulders to catch up with your hips.

Your shoulders catching up with your hips whips your throwing hand into release.

Creating a Lower Body Throwing Action

Lower body engagement begins with your hands separating at the same time your stride begins.

Your hand separation opens your front shoulder and sets off the cascading series of events described above.

As a consequence, you see your throwing arm whipping into release, your ball ending up where you expect and you challenging the best hitters to make solid contact with your pitches.

Measuring Your Lower Body Involvement

Your lower body is driving your results when …

Your Motion – Your hands separate at the same time you begin your stride.

Your Results – You expect each pitch to end up where you planned.

Your Opponent – Your Opponent’s tendency is to miss your mistakes.

Finding Solutions

Failure to experience any of these indicators means you need to pay more attention to your movements into your front leg lift.

Need help with your front leg lift? 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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