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5-Ways to Make Pitching Fun

 

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  1. Concentrate on your personal scoreboard.
    You control the effort and attitude you put into every pitch, but you can’t control how your opponents respond to each pitch. Stop trying to force your results, accept the results you produce, and pitching becomes more fun.
  2. Ignore Your Inner Voice.
    Your inner voice yells at you. Instead of listening to your inner voice, listen to the whispers you hear about the attitude and effort you put into every pitch.
  3. Stop competing.
    Accept that the other Team is helping you get better. Play your guts out, and, between starts, find ways to make your next outing better than your last.
  4. Think Teamwork.
    Keeping your Team close enough to win and letting your Teammates score the runs your Team needs to win, makes pitching more fun.
  5. Develop a repeatable process.
    A focus on balance supplies you with a process that’ll free your throwing arm to send your pitches where you want, keep the other Team from scoring, and make each outing more enjoyable.

When you take the self-discipline and self-confidence these 5-skills require into your everyday life, the fun you have on the mound becomes a part of your everyday life.

If you like to pitch, but it’s not fun? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
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Accelerate Your Improvement

 

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Most Pitchers are Conflicted

If you’re like most Pitchers, this describes your pitching experience.

Between starts, Pitching Coaches hold you accountable for adding the mechanics they feel will turn you into a better Pitcher.

However, during games, you hold yourself accountable for your results and, typically, don’t have time to even think about the mechanics your Pitching Coach wants to see.

Balance Closes the Gap

When a Pitching Coach allows an imbalance to creep into your motion, your body will use your throwing arm for balance, and your less-than-acceptable in-game results will force you to adjust.

However, when a Pitching Coach teaches balance, the Coach keeps your throwing arm free to produce the competitive results you want.

A Balanced Process Supercharges Your Pitching

Since your results indicate the degree to which you use your throwing arm for balance, your Coach’s job is to find and limit any imbalance.

The instant he adjusts your balance you immediately see more pitches travel directly into your target.

As your Coach goes through this process, you walk away with a movement sequence that’ll generate the competitive results you need to succeed every time you take the mound.

Can’t find a Pitching Coach who teaches balance? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
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Pitch Location is Basic Math.

 

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Do the Math

Like a math equation, the sum of your mechanics equals your pitch location.

Anytime you attempt to change a mechanic without considering its impact on the entire equation, your formula for pitching success is out of balance, and your pitch location suffers.

Sequencing Matters

Besides keeping your equation in balance, to maintain your pitch location, you must also consider the sequence of your actions.

One misplaced movement and your equation falls apart, or, in pitching terms, you miss your intended target more often than is healthy for your pitching career.

Take Your Pitching Career to Heights Unknown.

Coach Skip is the leading authority in developing very personal and extremely dependable pitch location algorithms.

Once you ask him to balance your equation, you can expect your movements to fall into a productive sequence, and your pitches travel into your intended target with uncanny regularity.

Want the sustainable pitch location needed to achieve your pitching dreams? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
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Pitching’s Correlations and Causation

 

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Your balance determines your results.

Your foot placements and the actions you take into your front leg lift determine your starting position balance.

Your balance at the top of your front leg lift creates your movements as you travel down the mound.

It’s your movements as you travel down the mound that produces your results.

There is a direct correlation between your mechanics and your pitching results, but don’t get fooled into thinking that your mechanics actually produce your results.

Circling back, what actually causes your pitching results are your actions into your front leg lift.

Correlation is Not Causation

The correlation between your mechanics and your pitching results creates a smokescreen where you believe your mechanics are more important than your balance into your starting position.

Once you stay focused on improving your balance into your front leg lift, your body will automatically and repeatedly produce the results you expect.

Any other approach and your pitching dreams will always be within sight, but forever slightly out of reach.

Lost on how to approach your front leg lift balance?

Contact Coach Skip to teach you a starting position that’s proven to unlock your pitching future!

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
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Obsessing Over “What You Do” is Unhealthy

 

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For every action – “how you do (something)” – there is a reaction – “what you do”.

Listen to Yourself

“What to do” Self-Talk – When you think in terms of your mechanics, you’re telling your body “what to do”.   “Lengthen your stride”, “change your arm slot”, “tuck your glove hand”, etc. are all “what to do’s”.

“How to do” Self-Talk – Once you think in terms of (1) “moving” a particular body part (2) in a specific direction, you’re telling your body “how to do” something. “Move your leg out”, “ move your butt down”, “move your hands back”, etc. are all “how to do’s”.

In Pitching, There’s Only One “What to Do”

Your only “what to do” is to string together 6 well-sequenced “how to do’s” that’ll get your lower body to drive your results.

This is important … unless you’re laser-focused on moving your body parts in the right direction in the proper sequence, you’ll lose your lower body, struggle with your command, and turn pitching into a less-than-satisfying athletic pursuit.

Coach Skip Teaches “How to Do” What You Need to Do

Coach Skip teaches Pitchers like you “how to” string together the “how to do’s” that are guaranteed to clear the path to your pitching dreams.

Want to turn your dreams into your reality? Contact Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
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“Trying” Is a Destructive Habit

 

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The instant someone points out something you need to do, and your answer is “I’m trying”, please realize “trying” has become an excuse for not “doing”.

Looking for Perfection?

You want your pitching to match your unreasonably exacting standards.

Your biggest challenge: Stop “trying” to be perfect.

Your solution: Accept missing your target, but don’t accept missing your target by an unacceptable distance on two consecutive pitches. When this happens, find out “why” , permanently eliminate the cause, and make your goal a series of back-to-back good outings. 

Accepting Limited Improvement?

No matter how hard you “try” to change your mechanics you rarely, if ever, see any significant improvement.

Your biggest challenge: Realizing and accepting that what you’re doing isn’t working.

Your solution: Instead of “trying” to change your mechanics, focus on the things that cause you to move down the mound the way you do, and measure your improvement by your ability to keep your Team close enough to win on consecutive games.  

Stop “Trying”, start “doing”!

Coach Skip is trained to understand what’s needed to get your lower body to produce the results you expect and turn you into one of best Pitchers in your area.

Want “doing” to become a habit? Contact Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice 

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“Do This” Coaching is the “Silent” Killer.

 

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The “Do This” Pitching Coach

The “Do This” Pitching Coach knows what he wants to see but doesn’t know how to teach you to “do” what he wants.

Therefore, his teaching style turns into him saying, “do this”. “get (this body part) in this position” or “change this”.

This approach baits you into taking responsibility for your own results.

Last I checked, your Pitching Coach should know more about how your body works than you.

Therefore, when your Pitching Coach holds you accountable to “do” what he asks, what purpose does your Pitching Coach serve?

The “Silent” Coach

A well-trained “Silent” Pitching Coach understands how your body works.

Why “silent?

Without saying you need to “do (anything)”, he silently watches your motion, sees your roadblocks, makes immediately effective adjustments, and, once he does, he always gets you to use less physical effort to produce better results.

What’s a Pitcher to do?

When you work with a “Do This” Pitching Coach, you may be putting your pitching career in jeopardy?

Once you find a Pitching Coach who silently goes about his job, makes simple adjustments that continually improve your results, and, when asked, talks in terms of cause and effect, you’ve found a keeper.

Don’t know where to find a “silent” Coach? Ask Coach Skip about his programs.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248

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Symptoms Can Bury Your Pitching Career!

 

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Though extreme, this scenario shows how too many Pitchers have their careers ruined by well-meaning Coaches who, instead of fixing the cause, treat symptoms.

Your Car Problems Parallel Symptom Based Instruction

Let’s say you’re driving a car and it stalls every time you’re not moving. You bring the car to a mechanic who simply increases the idle speed.

Now, the car no longer stalls, but at a red light, and with the idle increased, to keep the car from moving forward, you’re constantly hitting the brakes.

You bring the car back to the same mechanic. He partially applies your parking brakes, and off you go.

You take the car back to the same guy and tell him, not only is your car overheating but it won’t accelerate. Now, he recommends installing a cooling system???

Treating the cause … Any mechanic who had done a diagnostic evaluation would have simply replaced your spark plugs, fixed your original stalling problem, and none of this would have happened!

What’s a Pitcher to do?

When you can’t find the sustainable results you’re looking for, the cause always boils down to a side-to-side core tilt. Once you ignore the symptoms and fix your core tilt, your pitching career will soar!

Don’t know how to address your core tilts? Ask Coach Skip for help.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Call or Text: 856-524-3248

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Trust Your Self-Corrections

 

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To protect yourself from injury, your body is in a constant state of self-correction.

Once you understand how to manage your body’s self-corrections, you become the elite Pitcher you always dreamed you’d be.

Level Hips Manage Your Self-Corrections

When your footwork ends your front leg lift with your hips level to one another, you spin down the mound, end your stride with your hips/shoulders at opposing angles, and see your pitches repeatedly travel into your target with uncanny regularity.

Your body’s self-corrections optimize your mechanics and your results.

Tilted Hips Create Chaos

When your footwork ends your front leg lift with a hip tilt, your self-correction mode causes you to lose control of your throwing arm path, and you can’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up.

To improve, you make arbitrary mechanical changes, put your self-correction mode into a state of chaos, and never know where any one pitch will end up.

Manage Your Self-Corrections

There’s a surprisingly straightforward way to trick your body to end your front leg lift with your hips level to one another and to challenge the best hitters to make solid contact with your pitches.

Struggling to end your front leg lift with your hips level? 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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If It Works Now, Will It Work Tomorrow?

 

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If it works now, unless you do something to get even better, it might not work tomorrow?

The Hitters You Face are Getting Better.

Every Hitter is better today than they were yesterday. They’re learning their craft, getting better at recognizing when a ball is coming into their hitting zone, and making sure they drive every mistake that any Pitcher throws their way.

Combat Hitter Growth.

To combat the Hitters’ growth, you need to understand how to get your pitches to travel directly into your target with enough late-stage movement that, even when you do miss, the Hitter struggles to square up on the ball.

Limit Mistakes.

The best way for a Pitcher to make their mistakes unhittable is to let the Laws of Nature take over their results.

Consistent with Newton’s Laws, when you understand how to use angular momentum to take you out of your front leg lift and force your body to react to the end of your stride, you use the tension your hip and shoulder separation produces to send your pitches directly into your target with late-stage ball movement that makes your misses practically unhittable.

Or you can push off the rubber, rely on your stride timing to produce a competitive arm slot, then hope your ball travels into your target and your opponent doesn’t pick up on the predictable ball path your pitch takes into your receiver’s glove.

Coach Skip Prepares You for Tomorrow

To find out how to make the Laws of Nature drive your results, set up a short phone call (or text) with Coach Skip.

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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