Motion

Your Shoulders and Hips Produce Torque and Location

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When the weight is over your back leg, the hips and shoulders move together. Your hips and shoulders move as a rigid connection.

Standing on one leg, isolating hip movement, and throwing the ball don’t translate directly to your pitching motion. During the throwing motion, the weight transfer from the back leg to the front leg allows for a powerful rotation with one foot planted.

Good Mechanics

In a good pitching motion, your weight is centered just in front of your back foot making a sequential transfer of energy:

Your legs and core initiate the movement of creating power, then your hips rotate to transfer the power upwards, and, finally, the arm whips through to release the ball with “uncanny” accuracy.

During the leg swing and weight transfer, torque is generated. The back leg pushes off the ground, transfers power to the front leg, and allows for a powerful hip rotation before the upper body starts its movement.

Proper lower body mechanics are crucial, and pitching involves a complex interplay of all body parts.

Coaching

Understanding the connection between hips and shoulders is helpful for pitching mechanics.

Finding a coach who emphasizes proper weight transfer, lower body engagement, and a smooth, coordinated throwing motion is your goal.

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Throwing Hand Control and Command

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Preliminaries

Your Starting Position impacts your Throwing Hand.

The correct Throwing Hand movement promotes balance and command.

However, when your Throwing Hand merely reacts to your Starting Position, your Glove Arm ends up under your Armpit, and your command greatly suffers.

Poor Throwing Hand Movement

When your Front Leg goes behind your Front Hip, your weight is over your Back Foot, and your Front Leg is forced to take you out of your Starting Position.

Your Front Leg taking you out of your Starting Position causes your Hands to keep your Body in balance.

Your Hands keeping your Body in balance has your Throwing Hand acting on its own.

Each different pitch you throw may have a slightly different release point and arm speed.

Good Throwing Hand Control

However, when your Front Leg stays in front of your Front Hip, your weight is centered right in front of your Back Foot, and things change dramatically.

Your Glove Hand takes your motion out of balance and fires the ball to your target with uncanny regularity.

No matter the grip, your Glove Arm firing your Throwing Hand keeps the batter guessing about the pitch by showing the Hitter a constant fastball speed!

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Your Glove Hand and Location

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Preliminaries

Your starting position impacts your glove hand movement, and your glove hand impacts your pitch location.

No Glove Hand Movement

When you begin your delivery with your front hip behind your back hip, your glove hand reacts to your movements and takes on a path of its own.

From your initial movement to your throwing action, your glove hand balances your motion.

Your glove hand ends up under your armpit, and, without your lower body, your delivery ends with your throwing arm firing the ball into your target area.

Your glove hand counts on the hitter swinging at pitches not in the strike zone and more particular hitters end up walking.

The Right Glove Hand Movement

When you begin your delivery with your front foot even with your front hip, your glove hand becomes much more active.

Your good Starting Position focuses your weight just in front of your back foot, and your front leg lift maintains your weight distribution.

Your body’s good position triggers your glove hand to drive your lower body and your lower body pulls your throwing hand into release.

Your glove hand initiates your lower body to take the ball to your target with uncanny regularity!

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Your Shoulders and Your Location

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In your Starting Position, your Feet being too far apart prompts your Shoulders to tilt, your motion to be out of balance, and your location to suffer.

Your automatic balance mechanism has your Shoulders mirror your Hips, your Hips tilt your Shoulders, and, to deliver the ball, your body needs to get back in balance.

Your adjustment of your body makes your Shoulders level but puts the ball into a larger-than-expected target area.

The ball goes somewhere between your release point and the spot where you want the ball to go.

You run the risk of rarely getting the ball to your target.

Level Shoulders

Your Back Knee is over your Little Toes, and you lift your Front Foot to get into your Front Leg lift.

Your Feet being close together keeps your Hips and Shoulders very level.

Your Hands separate, your Shoulders and Hips stay very level, and your Throwing Hand settles in the same location on every pitch.

Your Glove Arm forces your Lower Body to fire and your Throwing Hand comes through the same spot on every pitch.

Your ball goes into your target with great consistency, and you locate pitches with uncanny regularity.

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Your Shoulders Promote Location!

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Your Shoulders stay in synch with your Hips.

When your Hips are online, your Shoulders are also on the target line.

Poor shoulders

Your Foot being too far apart causes your Front Knee to be behind your Front Hip.

When you begin your delivery with your Front Knee behind your Front Hip, your Shoulders fall out of line with the target.

To get your Shoulders back in line, your Front Leg points toward your target and your Shoulders fall back in line.

When landing your Stride, your Shoulders are rarely in the same position, your Throwing Arm releases the ball from your Shoulder position, and you miss your target.

Good shoulders

With your Feet close together, you begin your delivery with your Shoulders and Hips in line with your target.

Your Front Knee stays in front of your Front Hip and your Shoulders and Hips remain in line with your target.

With your Shoulders and Hips in line with your target, your Throwing Arm has a constant release point to come through.

You deliver your pitch from the same release point and the ball goes to your target with uncanny regularity.

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Your Hand Separation Occurs Before Your Stride!

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After your Starting Position, your Hands and Stride work together for location.

What Not to Do!

Your Hands separating after your Stride means your Lower Body acts as a drag to your Throwing Arm.

Your Lower Body lands before your Throwing Arm initiates its motion.

Besides your Lower Body drag, the typical landing for your Front Foot is a diagonal or closed to your target.

When your Lower Body does land, your Lower Body finds its balance point and your Throwing Arm frees to get the baseball to your target.

Your Throwing Hand movement is governed by the amount of drag, your Body position, and your Throwing Arm movement.

What to Do!

Your Hands separating before your Stride means your Lower Body and Hands work together to get the ball into your target.

Your Lower Body, your Stride, and your Glove Hand engage to make sure your Front Toes point to the target.

Your Front Foot landing with your Front Toes pointing toward the target acts to get your Body to get the ball to your target.

The ball goes to your target with uncanny regularity.

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Your Hips Need to Level!

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To get into your Starting Position, you lift your Front Leg to begin your motion, and, with that, your Hips move.

Your Uneven Hips

When your Feet are too far apart, a proper proprioceptive reaction makes your Front Leg bring your Front Hip above your Back Hip.

Your unlevel Hips need to be level at release.

As another proprioceptive reaction, your Stride fixes your motion.

As you Stride, Your Front Hip drops, get in line with your Back Hip, and they are ready to fire.

The problem arises when your Hips follow your Throwing Hand and the ball goes into a target area the size of your release window.

Your Even Hips

With your Feet close together, you rotate your Front Thigh and limit your Front Hip to be even with your Back Hip.

Your Body is in balance, your Glove Hand moves ahead of your Front Foot, and your Hips being level build your Lower Body response.

To get the ball to your target, your Glove Hand initiates your Lower Body, your Lower Body pulls your Throwing Hand into your target, and the ball goes to your target with uncanny regularity.

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Your Proprioceptive Reactions Put the Ball in Your Target!

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Your Body contains an automatic balance mechanism that keeps you in balance even in your normal life.

Here’s how this automatic balance mechanism guides your pitch location.

Bad Reactions

Due to this automatic balance mechanism, with their Feet too far apart, you routinely place your Front Knee behind your Front Hip.

Your Front Leg movement forces your weight over your Back Foot and your Stride forces your weight to move toward your target.

Again, due to your automatic balance mechanism, your weight moving toward your target prompts your Throwing Arm to go behind your Body.

You land your Stride, and your Throwing Arm frees to deliver the ball near your target.

Good Reactions

However, due to this same automatic balance mechanism, with their Feet close together, you spontaneously place your Front Knee in front of your Front Hip.

To maintain your balance, you then lift your Front Leg, your Back Leg drifts down, and your Glove Hand comes forward.

A Glove Hand explosion moves your weight forward and prompts a delivery where your Throwing Hand comes to life and sends your pitch to your target with uncanny regularity.

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Your Glove Hand Puts the Ball in Your Target!

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A proper Glove Hand plays a huge role balancing your Foot Strike and getting the ball to your target.

An Out-of-Place Glove Hand

In your Starting Position, when your Front Knee goes behind your Front Hip, your Glove Hand is used only for balance and is clearly an obstacle to your location.

Without Glove Hand involvement, you land your Stride, and your Throwing Arm alone delivers your pitch.

Your Throwing Arm working alone pulls the ball to your target and, unless you have a feel for the target, causes you to lose your location.

Properly Placed Glove Hands

However, in your Starting Position, when your Front Knee stays in front of your Front Hip, your Glove Hand is free to sweep across your Body while your Front Foot remains off the ground.

Your Glove Hand causes your Hips to fire, your Hips get your Front Foot to land, and your Throwing Arm to come through to deliver the ball.

Your Eyes looking at a spot within your Catcher’s mitt take the ball to your target with uncanny regularity.

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FREE Instruction When We Can’t Get Your Proprioceptive Responses in Line!

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Proprioception is a sixth sense that moves your Body from one balanced position to another.

When in balance, you control your Body movements, but, when your Body is out of balance, your Body parts take on a life of their own.

Three Proprioceptive Reactions

With your Feet more than one baseball width apart, as you lift your Front Foot, you make a proprioceptive reaction.

Your Front Knee naturally goes behind your Front Foot.

Again, your proprioceptive reactions come into play as your Front Foot comes forward.

Your Front Foot takes over your motion and you land your Stride to get back into balance.

Once in balance, you deliver the ball to your target at a random location.

One Proprioceptive Reaction

However, your Feet staying one baseball width apart puts your Body in balance.

Your Front Knee Lift rotates your Front Thigh to keep your Body in balance.

Your Glove Hand moves with your Glove Hand Palm facing your target.

You flip your Glove Hand Palm to deliver the ball to your target.

You deliver the ball to your target with uncanny regularity.

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