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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

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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

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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

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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 unless or until your Hips move.
  2. One foot on 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 how to trick your body to use your hips to drive your fastballs directly into your intended target.

Want your lower body to drive your results? Coach Skip is here to help you with your struggles.

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

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Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Muscle Memory Wastes Pitching Careers

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Every Elite Pitcher Has a Process.

With a process, you use a series of actions taken in a particular order that, through experience, you expect to send your fastballs into your intended target.

Once mastered, like riding a bike, you go through your delivery without thinking about it.

Muscle Memory Limits Pitching Careers

Without a process, muscle memory becomes your improvement plan of choice, but, have you ever considered that muscle memory doesn’t really exist?

Your muscles don’t have a memory, and your pitching career isn’t long enough for muscle memory to take hold.

If, like Malcolm Gladwell says, it takes roughly 10,000 hours to master a skill, you must work full time (40 hours a week) for 5 years to finetune your muscle memory to the point where you can count on your fastballs to travel directly into your target.

While working on your 10,000 hours, your inability to send your fastballs directly into your target means your competitive pitching career is more likely to come to and end before you finish your 10,000 hours.

Need a Process?

If you rely on muscle memory for improvement, set up a short phone call with Coach Skip to develop a process sure to supercharge your pitching career.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Fastball Location Code of Behavior©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Is Your Front Leg Lift Hurting Your Fastball Location?

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Your base of support is your feet. Your body automatically stabilizes your weight within your base of support and keeps your arms free to move any way you want.

Your Balance Beam Hack

Walk a balance beam and your base of support becomes the balance beam.

To stay on the balance beam, to center your weight over the beam, your mind takes over your arm movements.

Your Hack … Flex your legs, let your knees float outside the balance beam and you fool your mind into thinking your knees are your base of support.

Rate Your Front Leg Lift

Optimal Front Leg Lifts. When you can hold your front leg lift with each knee in line with each shoulder, you fool your mind into thinking your knees are your base of support. Your throwing arm remains free to deliver your fastballs directly into your intended target.

Less Efficient Front Leg Lifts. End your front leg lift with your knees close together, and you’ve lost your base of support. Like the balance beam, when you move down the mound, you use your throwing arm for balance, and you effectively compromise your fastball location.

Upgrade Your Front Leg Lift

If you are struggling to find a way to end your front leg lift with your knees in line with your shoulders, set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

 

 

Is Stride Tempo Driving Your Pitch Location?

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Marginally Repeatable Fastball pitch Location

Stride down the mound and your fastball pitch location will depend upon your stride tempo.

Once you locate your fastballs, you still have a problem.

Your fastball pitch location works with one stride tempo, but locating your off-speed pitches relies on a completely different stride tempo.

This means the only way to locate your off-speed pitches will be to slow your arm speed and risk tipping your pitches.

Truly Repeatable Fastball pitch Location

Your solution is to turn your fastball pitch location into a physical reaction.

End your front leg lift with your glove arm free to rotate your upper body, and you repeatedly end your stride with an open front shoulder, force your body to use your throwing action to get itself back to balance, and expect to send consecutive fastballs directly into your intended target.

Discover Repeatable Fastball pitch Location

If you want to stop your stride tempo from driving your fastball pitch location, set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

Help him to understand how you think about your delivery and he’ll use tell you how you can do to turn your fastball pitch location into a physical reaction.

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Look the Same Yet Get Noticed

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.You strive to have your motion look a certain way.

The problem is everyone is following the same model.

This means your motion looks very similar to everyone else.

Your challenge, in this world of sameness, is to do something that’ll get you noticed.

Avoid the “shutdown complex”

It’s your need for your motion to look a certain way that causes you to shut down!

You start to see only the things that rubber stamp your belief in your target motion and you ignore everything else.

However, unless your motion sends consecutive fastballs directly into your Catcher’s target, no matter how much your motion mirrors your target delivery, you’re no better than the next guy.

Change your focus

To get noticed, let the way your motion looks take a back seat to the results your motion produces.

By finding ways to systematically eliminate any and all reasons you fail to locate your fastballs, you elevate your pitching performances above the Pitchers competing for the same roster openings as you.

Your fastball location gets you noticed

If you struggle to find a way to locate your fastballs, set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

Help him to understand how you think about your delivery and he’ll use this information to give you things you can do to get noticed.

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

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

A Balanced Approach to Fastball Location

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.When you walk a balance beam, as your subconscious fights for balance, you lose control of your arm movements.

When Balance Hurts Your Fastball Location

When you stride out of your front leg lift, similar to the balance beam, your stride means you lose control of your throwing arm path. Your fastball pitch location goes out the window.

Trying to control your fastball location without addressing the cause for your imbalance becomes a fruitless, never-ending battle.

Let Balance Promote Your Fastball Location

End your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core and, as you move down the mound, your spinning action keeps your body in balance and your arms free to respond to your lower body.

Your spinning action stops when your stride ends. It’s at this point that your throwing action gets your body back to balance and, in the process, automatically sends your fastballs directly into your Catcher’s target.

Discover Balanced Fastball Location

Want to automate your fastball location? Set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

Help him to understand your pitching goals, your legwork, your movements down the mound and he’ll use this information to tell you how you can supercharge your pitching future.

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

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Copyright © 2020, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Hit the Pitching Jackpot

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Your Pitching Career is One Big Bet

Every time you take the mound, you’re betting your pitching career that you can consistently deliver your fastballs directly into a low target.

As you move up the baseball ladder, Opponents become more patient and better trained, the larger your bets become and the more you stand to lose.

Locating Your Pitches Promotes Winning

To locate your pitches, out of your front leg lift, your hand separation triggers a throwing action that sends your fastballs directly into a low target with uncanny accuracy.

Sadly, if you’re like most Pitchers, your sequence out of your front leg lift is reversed. First you stride, then you separate your hands. Your late hand separation means your body uses your throwing arm to keep itself in balance, and, because you delay your throwing arm into release, can’t where any one pitch will end up.

Hedge your bets.

You trust your Coach to manage your throwing action, but if he can’t manage your sequencing as you come out of your front leg lift, you’ll forever be dealt a losing hand!

To discover how simple it is to hit the pitching jackpot (to change your sequencing out of your front leg lift), set up free 15-minute conversation with Coach Skip to talk about next steps.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Million$ Pitcher Pitching Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2020, Pro Pitching Institute.