A Closed Front Shoulder Hurts Command.
Stand in place, and, to throw the ball, you must move your front shoulder out of the way.
Having to deliver the ball around your front shoulder means you can only hope your ball goes where you want.
An Open Front Shoulder Promotes Command.
Stand on one foot with your front heel in line with your back foot, clear your front shoulder and you automatically whip your throwing arm into release.
Reproduce these conditions in your pitching motion and your body spontaneously whips your throwing arm through the same path on every pitch.
The Transition Is Easy.
If you must clear your front shoulder to complete your delivery, it’s because you end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot.
You reverse this by ending your front leg lift without your feet going past one another, spinning out of your front leg lift, and letting your body automatically produce the command you want.
Commanding Your Front Leg Lift.
Once you finish your front leg lift with your feet in line with one another, you can trust your body to send your pitches directly into your target with uncanny regularity.
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