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Alert: You move down the mound? 

Your movements down the mound create a distinct tempo.

What is your motion’s tempo? Your motion’s tempo is the time it takes for your legs to align your upper body over your lower body.

When you stride, when you push off the rubber, when you move straight down the mound, your lower half comes toward the plate faster than your upper body.
With your lower body moving ahead of your upper body, before you can complete your delivery, you use your legs to bring your upper body over your lower body.

  • You have a good outing when you “feel” a tempo that brings your body back to vertical at the same pace on every pitch and you produce competitive results.
  • When you can’t find the right tempo, you struggle through your outing.

Since a particular “feel” is nearly impossible to carry from one outing to the next, wouldn’t it make sense to turn your motion’s tempo into a non-issue? 

Permanently eliminate tempo as the reason for your poor outings.

By finishing your stride with your core already vertical, you eliminate your legs from having to make any adjustments and, as such, kill the need to “feel” the motion’s tempo.

You take tempo out of the mix and not only do you permanently bridge the gap between your best and worst outings, but you and your Team come to expect every outing to be a good one.

As an added bonus, when you complete your stride with a vertical core, your legs generate the rotational torque that’ll power your throwing hand through the same tiny release window on every pitch.

Tempo?

  • Would you rather your stride, push off the rubber or lead with your hip and finish your stride with an upper body tilt or would it be better to land with your body vertically aligned?
  • Would your outings markedly improve if you knew how to end your stride with a vertical core?
  • If a tilted core produced the sustainable results you expect, would you even need to consider a vertical core?

To produce the sustainably excellent results you dream about, then end your stride with a vertical.

Every “what to” desires a “how to”.
The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you “how to” stop tempo from being your motion’s driving force. To Fast-Track your transition into a more repeatable, more competitive delivery, contact us for a free digital pitching session.

Eliminate your core tilt and expect a good outing every time you take the mound!

Ask for a free digital pitching session!

Want your Coaching group to develop more effective pitchers?
Contact “Skip”, the Pro Pitching Institute Executive Director, to arrange for a Facetime/Skype conference call to talk about why and how the results with a vertical core are so much better than with an upper body tilt.


Alert: “You” mistakenly think you control “your body”?

“You” can influence, not control, the way “your body” moves.

  1. “Your body” responds to every move “you” make.
  2. “Your body” is driven to keep your weight centered between your knees.
  3. With your weight centered between your knees, “your body” gives “you” an upright axis to rotate around.
  4. “You” make an action and, before “you” can think to move, “your body” is already working to get your weight back to center.

No matter how “you” want your body to move, “you” can’t move the way you want until “your body” finishes reacting to the last action “you” made.

What kind of signals are “you” sending “your body”?

The body posture “you” generate when you end your starting position impacts how “your body” interprets and adapts to your constantly changing positions and postures as you move down the mound

The Pro Pitching Institute knows “how to” manage the messages “you” send “your body”. We teach you “how to” give “your body” every reason to deliver every pitch into your target with the ball movement you expect.

Every “what to” desires a “how to”.
The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you “how to” send “your body” the right messages and allow “you” to control your opponent on every pitch. If “you” want to Fast-Track the messages “you” send to “your body”, contact us for a free digital pitching session.

Control the messages “you” send “your body” and “you” control your opponent.

Ask for a free digital pitching session!
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Alert: Velocity is way, way overrated.

A thought: When was the last time you ever heard of a Coach visiting the mound to tell the Pitcher, “You’re not throwing hard enough”?  Coach visits are always about command.

Velocity without command puts your career in jeopardy.

People make instant conclusions about you as a Pitcher based upon your velocity. Even worse, people make Pitchers with lesser velocity and pinpoint command feel inferior to Pitchers who throw harder, don’t know where their next pitch is going to end up?

You’re led to believe velocity is the end-all-be-all, but, once you reach the higher levels of the sport, you’re just like everyone else… you throw hard, you don’t know where your next pitch is going to end up and the more mature hitters have you for lunch.

Instead of using command and velocity to control your opponent, you give your opponent every opportunity to control you, you fail to keep your Team close enough to win and you risk getting replaced by someone with better control than you.

Command promotes velocity, movement and deception.

Command is a spontaneous consequence of “your body” rotating around your vertical core and, as a result, bringing your throwing hand through the same tiny release window on every pitch.

Ironically, a natural by-product of the tremendous torque you create by rotating around your core is enhanced velocity as well as much later ball movement and, no matter your grip or release, your Opponent thinking every pitch is a fastball.

Every “what to” desires a “how to”.
The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you “how to” put “your body” in a position to anticipate each pitch ending up where you want with the movement you want and the velocity you expect. If “you” want to Fast-Track your command while you improve your velocity, contact us for a free digital pitching session.

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you “how to” turn command into velocity. 

Ask for a free digital pitching session!