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A 3×3 Rubik’s Cube Delivers a Genuine Pitching Process

 

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You’re handed a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube to solve.

If you’re like most people, you solve a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube by deciding which row to turn or which column to twist. This random process continues until you solve the cube or give up.

There’s another more reliable, extremely automatic, and very foolproof way to solve your cube. This process follows a simple algorithm, makes 18 twists/turns in a prescribed order, and turns the cube’s sides into solid colors.

This Rubik’s Cube progression leads to a functional pitching process.

Just like the Rubik’s Cube, the most common path to pitch location is to continually analyze your motion and make adjustments. All the while hoping your pitch location remains competitive enough to challenge the hitters you face.

Just the way the Rubik’s Cube algorithm controls the cube’s solution, your brain is hardwired to control your pitch location.

Fortunately, Coach Skip teaches 6 easily executed actions that, in a well-defined order, automatically, repeatedly, and spontaneously locate your pitches. Armed with Coach Skip’s proprietary pitching process, you can expect your pitch location to clear a path to your pitching dreams.

Want to know more? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

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Trust Your Body to Locate Your Pitches

 

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Trust means you make the same actions, and you have the faith that your body will react in the same way all the time.

Pitch Location is Built Around Trust

Pitchers who end their stride with their hips and shoulders at different angles can trust their body will send their pitches directly into their intended target.

These pitchers trust their pitch location to keep most hitters off the base paths.

Misplaced Trust

Because most Pitchers end their stride with your front shoulder closed to their target,  more hitters reach base than need be.

If you’re one of these Pitchers, you’re satisfied with merely getting your pitches into the strike zone.

However, until you learn to end your stride with your shoulders/hips at different angles, you can’t totally trust your pitch location.

Build Trust

To elevate your game, change your focus from landing your stride with a closed front shoulder to ending your stride with a hip/shoulder separation.

Make this transition and you can trust your body to use your pitch location to keep many more hitters off base.

Hip/shoulder separation takes 10 minutes or less to teach, is permanent, is repeatable and begins with the FREE pitch location tips Coach Skip presents on his website.

Want to locate your pitches? Contact Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
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“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
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The Great Separation Fabrication

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Natural Separation

Balance on one foot, rotate your shoulders, then the instant your foot strikes the ground, your hips/shoulders end up at opposing angles and your back shoulder automatically swings forward.

Effective Pitching Separation

When you land your foot strike with enough separation between your hips and shoulders, your back shoulder whips your throwing arm into release.

Therefore, land your foot plant with sufficient hip/shoulder separation, and you can expect your lower body to send your pitches into your target.

The Pitching Separation Fabrication

Pitchers who end their front leg lift with their weight over their back foot create what they believe to be hip/shoulder separation by moving their throwing arm behind their body as they begin their trip down the mound.

When you generate this type of false separation, you lose your lower body and can’t know with any degree of certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Producing Hip/Shoulder Separation

Producing the authentic hip/shoulder separation needed to get your lower body to send your pitches into your target is a process.

You can get this process started by using the “FREE Pitch Location Tips” found on the Pro Pitching Institute website.

Coach Skip Fast
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“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
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Conditions Determine Your Throwing Arm Path

 

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Standing is Different than Balancing

Since you spend most of your life with two feet planted firmly on the ground, you’re conditioned to expect your body to move the way you want all the time.

Therefore, on the surface, pitching should be simple … you see your target, and you send the ball directly into it.

However, when perched on one foot, you lose control of your arm movements and, unless you know how to manage your actions, miss your target much more often than you want.

Your Solution is Flawed!

When your results fail to meet your expectations, you search online blogs, websites, YouTube, and podcasts for ways to fix your results.

When closely examined, you’re still being fed the same false assumption that, even while balanced on one foot, you can control the way you move.

Continue with this approach and, like dangling a carrot in front of a horse, your pitching success will always be within sight, but will forever be out of reach.

Understanding Pitching Excellence

Pitching success comes from knowing how to manage the differences between the way your body works with both feet on the ground and when perched on one foot.

If you don’t know how to manage these differences, ask Coach Skip to show you how.

Coach Skip Fast
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“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
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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
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“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
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The Secret to Your Lower Body Engagement

 

The Secret to Your Lower Body Engagement

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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
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What Makes Lower Body Engagement So Difficult?

 

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Rotation/Forward Momentum Don’t Mix

Rotation is straight-line momentum that moves around a vertical axis.

The issue … You can’t have straight-line momentum and rotation at the same time.

2 Conditions for Lower Body Engagement

First, you must use your foot placements to present your body with a vertical axis.

To create lower body rotation, your footwork into your front leg lift must give your lower body a vertical axis to rotate around.

When your footwork causes an upper-body tilt, you lose your lower body.

Second, lower body engagement requires two conditions.

  1. An initial rotation … an upper-body action uses your vertical front leg lift axis to rotate your body down the mound.
  2. Tension … Your foot plant stops your rotation, creates tension between your hip and shoulder positions, and naturally whips your throwing arm into release.

Here’s the issue … Because most Pitchers fail to end their front leg lift with a vertical axis, they can’t rotate down the mound, their foot plant malfunctions, and there’s no tension for their lower body to react to.

As a defense mechanism, without ever realizing it’s a natural reaction, Pitchers waste their pitching career “working on” their lower body as if it were an action.

5 Simple Fixes for Lower Body Involvement

A string of precise foot placements, knee positioning, and front leg lift actions will engage your lower body every time all the time.

Struggling to engage your lower body, spend a few minutes with Coach Skip over the phone, tell him how you begin your motion, and he’ll give you three things you can do right now that’ll instantly improve your lower body activity.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
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Pitchers: Control What You Can Control

 

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All You Need to Know About Balance

When your hips are level and your shoulders are positioned directly over your hips, your body is in balance.

Anytime you do anything from a balanced position, you completely control your movements, and with an understanding of your body’s programming, can also control the way your body is going to react.

Balance within a Pitching Motion

Therefore, when your front leg lift is in balance and you properly choreograph how you come out of your front leg lift, your body can turn your hip/shoulder separation, delayed shoulder release, and pitch location into a well-managed reaction.

However, when you end your front leg lift with your weight centered over your back foot, you may feel balanced, but you’re not “in balance”.  You make it impossible to properly choreograph your movements down the mound, and everything you see is your body’s uncontrollable reaction to your weight shift.

Control Your Front Leg Lift

A laser focus on your very controllable foot placements, leg positioning, and front knee path into your front leg lift promotes a balanced starting position, and, with the right trigger, clears a path to your pitching dreams.

Struggling with your front leg lift? Ask Coach Skip for help.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248
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Take an Advanced Look into Your 2021 Pitching Campaign

 

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Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Your body is built to deliver your pitches directly to your target.

How close are you to seeing this happen?

Are You Going to Naturally Miss Your Target?

To throw a ball into a target, you rock back, step forward, throw the ball, and watch what happens.

When your head moves, you risk missing your target.

Until you find a stepping rhythm that puts your throwing shoulder in the same spot on every throw, you struggle to hit your target with any regularity.

Are You Going to Locate Your Pitches?

Logically, when you place your head in the same position on every pitch, you’re much more likely to see the ball go where you want.

When you begin your motion with your back knee flexed over the little toes of your back foot, it’s extremely likely your head stays in the same spot on every pitch.

From there, as long as you open your front shoulder to your target, you increase the likelihood your pitches travel directly into your intended target.

Takeaways

To improve the ratio of your pitches traveling into your target, make your back leg flex a regular part of your set-up, then begin your throwing action by opening your front shoulder.

Struggling to do this? Set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip for help.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248

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Make Pitch Location Part of Your Foot Plant

 

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When you stretch a rubber band, you create tension. Release the rubber band and it snaps back into place.

Just like the rubber band, end your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles, and your body spontaneously snaps back to your normal.

Creating a Snap

Ending your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles begins with ending your front leg lift with your hips level to one another.

With your hips level, when you make your normal throwing action, your body snaps back and spontaneously sends your pitches directly into your target.

No Snap Required

Ending your front leg lift with your front hip higher than your back means you eliminate any chance your shoulders will need to snap back into place.

Let this happen, and your pitch location becomes less automatic, less spontaneous, and less repeatable than it could be with a rubber band-like snap.

Coach Skip Keeps Things Simple

Instead of searching for ways to end your stride with your hips/shoulders at opposing angles, set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip to find out how simple it is to give your foot plant some bite and to expect your pitches to travel directly into your target.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secrets to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248
#ElitebyChoice

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