By treating your lower body engagement as a separate action, you tend to rely on your stride tempo to send your pitches into the strike zone. When your stride tempo drives your command, your stride tempo becomes something that can’t be guaranteed from one outing to the next.
2. You treat your lower body as a reaction .
By making subtle adjustments to your front leg lift position, without thinking about it, you add your lower body to your current motion. By doing so, your throwing action becomes a physical reaction to your lower body activity, and, as a physical reaction, you can expect your pitches to travel directly into your Catcher’s mitt. Better yet, you turn into the dominant Pitcher everyone wants on their Team.
If you want to turn your lower body engagement from something you do into something that happens, contact me.
Even with flaws, any individual’s pitching is as hardy as a dandelion; able to take root just about anywhere and, when ignored, come back year after year.
Anyone can grow a dandelion, but only a Pitching Coach who nurtures their dandelion with neurological, physiological, and psychological science can build the delicate, mysterious orchid called predictable fastball command.
The notion a Coach can grow an orchid contradicts how most Coaches teach pitching today.
Most Coaches, even Professional Coaches, haven’t taken, don’t take, the time to discover the science behind pitch location. If they did so, the orchid would take over the dandelion as the standard for fastball command.
The Next Generation of Coaches
That’s why Pitchers we work with get so excited and are so appreciative when we show them how easy it is to expect each pitch to travel into their target.
We believe, for the health and welfare of Pitchers everywhere, it’s time for Coaches to take the science behind pitch location more seriously.
By doing so, more Coaches will turn dandelions into the orchids you see at the top of every Big-League depth chart.
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We use 5 easily executed, simply presented skills to guarantee fastball command.
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.
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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.
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.
A “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.
There are two categories of Pitchers in the World.
There are …
The Elite Big-League Pitcher who can expect their pitches to travel directly into their target.
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.
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.
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.