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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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Pitchers: Control What You Can Control

 

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Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.

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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Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

If It Works Now, Will It Work Tomorrow?

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.

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 limit their mistakes 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 allow your body’s twisting action to send your pitches directly into your target with uncanny regularity

Or you can let inertia take you down the mound, use your stride timing to put your throwing arm in the same slot, and hope your ball travels into your target.

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

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

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

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

“Simple” Guarantees “Exceptional”

 

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Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.

Kinematic Sequences – Your body’s balance system uses the information from your inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints, and the brain to keep you at – or bring you back to – a state of natural balance.

Where You Spend Most of Your Time and Why?

Without an understanding of how your kinematic sequence works, most people come to believe their legwork into their front leg lift is relatively inconsequential and they can overcome any deficiencies as they move down the mound.

If this describes you, you’re setting yourself up to spend many hours over many years trying to master a movement pattern that’s actually controlled by your kinematic sequence.

Let your pitching career take this route and your problem becomes your inability to regularly throw three consecutive pitches directly into your target.

When you pit your erratic pitch location against well-trained, patient Hitters, you struggle to keep your Team close enough to win the games you pitch.

Where You Want to Spend Most of Your Time and Why?

With a laser-focus on a foot placement, leg flex, and front leg path combination that eliminates any weight shifts, you finish your front leg lift with your upper body free to move the way you want.

From the top of your front leg lift, you count on your upper body to begin a full body rotation, and your kinematic sequence to automatically, spontaneously, and repeatedly send your pitches directly into your intended target.

Coach Skip Keeps Things Simple

Instead of searching for the right leg work, ask Coach Skip can teach you how to manage their hip orientation into your front leg lift.

If you need to simplify your pitching, then 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

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Put Your Pitch Location on Automatic

 

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Few Pitchers regularly send their pitches directly to their intended target, but, when you learn how to locate your pitches, you instantly become a must-have to next-level Teams.

Pitch location just happens. In fact, the amount of effort you put into locating your pitches determines the size of your target area.

Tilted Hips Kill your Pitch Location

End your front leg lift with your hips tilted, and you put a lot of effort into your pitch location.

Ironically, putting a lot of effort into ending your front leg lift with your hips level makes it very likely you end your front leg lift with a hip tilt???

Level Hips Make Your Pitch Location Just Happen

End your front leg lift with your hips level, and your pitch location turns into something that happens and not something you do.

When you learn to manage your movements into your front leg lift, you end your front leg lift with your hips level and, without thinking about it, you can expect your pitches to travel directly into your target.

Coach Skip Teaches Pitch Location

Coach Skip can teach you how to manage their hip orientation into your front leg lift.

Need help with this? Set up a short phone call 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

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

What Exactly Is an Effective Bullpen?

 

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The object of any bullpen is to walk away with one physically repeated action that’ll get more pitches to travel directly into your intended target than before your session began.

Keep repeating the action that came out of your bullpen, your actions become a habit, and, forever on, you can count on more pitches to travel directly into your target.

The most effective bullpen take-aways

Obviously, you decide how you want to move, but did you ever realize, your conscious actions can only occur when your body comes out of a point of balance.

Once your body moves out of any balanced position, your subconscious goes to work to get your body back to balance. While your body is getting itself back to balance, you lose conscious control of your movements.

Therefore, the way your body is known to work, when the actions that come out of your bullpen revolve around your foot placements or out of your front leg lift, your bullpen is much more likely to have a permanent and positive impact on your future fastball location.

Coach Skip Optimizes Bullpen Sessions

By supervising both in-person and Zoom-based bullpens, Coach Skip helps you walk away knowing the actions that’ll positively impact your fastball location for the rest of your competitive pitching career.

Not getting as much out of your bullpens as you’d like? Set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

What Does Using Your Lower Body Mean?

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Play with a rubber band powered, balsa wood toy airplane, and the plane’s rubber band mirrors the twisting force you want to create by ending your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles.

Like the rubber band powers the plane’s propeller, the lower body torque you generate forces the spontaneous whip that sends your fastballs into your target.

One Condition Leads to Lower Body Engagement

To engage your lower body, you must end your front leg lift with your mind thinking you have both feet on the ground.

This lets your upper body activate your hips, ends your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles and creates the torque needed to send your pitches directly into your target.

Miss This Condition and You Hurt Your Location

End your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot, you lock your upper body in place and block your lower body activity.

Without your lower body, you can’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Coach Skip Teaches Lower Body Engagement

Coach Skip uses a simple front leg lift maneuver that’ll automatically trigger your lower body to send your fastballs directly into your target.

Want your lower body to drive your results? Set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

95% of All Pitchers Can’t Engage Their Lower Body

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.If you’re a Pitcher who fails to precisely manage your front leg lift, you make it physically impossible for you to get your lower body to catapult your fastballs directly into your intended target.

Want Proof?

  1. Both feet on the ground. Stand on the ground and try to rotate your Shoulders. Your Shoulders won’t move until you spin your Hips.
  2. One foot one the ground. Stand on one foot and try to spin your Hips. You can’t move your Hips without first moving your Shoulders.

The Pitching Contradiction

Each motion begins with one foot touching the ground. From one foot, your shoulders move your hips.

Here’s the contradiction … To engage your lower body, while perched on one foot, your body must believe and act like both feet are on the ground.

Coach Skip’s Essential Pitching Hacks Resolve this Contradiction!

When Coach Skip teaches you his essential hacks, even though your body is perched on one foot, he forces your body to believe and act as if your front leg lift has both feet on the ground. From there, he teaches you a trick to force your body to use your hips to drive your fastballs directly into your intended target.

Want your lower body to drive your results? Set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.