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Master Your Stride

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When perched on one foot, your stride leg works in unison with your throwing arm. 

You move your stride leg, and your throwing arm reacts. You move your throwing arm, and your stride leg reacts.

Your stride leg/throwing arm connection gives you two ways to move down the mound.

Your Stride Prompts Your Throwing Action  

End your front leg lift with your weight over your posting foot, and, to move down the mound, you must stride.

Your stride controls your throwing arm path and, until you find an efficient stride tempo, you can only hope to produce the results you want.

Your Throwing Action Prompts Your Stride

When you end your front leg lift with your front knee in line with your front shoulder, you can use your throwing action to move down the mound.

Your stride turns into a reaction, you end your stride with your hips/shoulders at opposing angles, and you produce the results you want much more often than a Pitcher who strides out of their front leg lift.

You Have a Clear Choice

You either let your stride drive your delivery and not know where your pitches will end up or use your throwing action to let your stride produce better results more often.

Want to turn your stride into a reaction? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
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“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
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Quality Glove Arm Tucks

 

The timing of your glove arm tuck dictates whether you produce the pitch location and ball movement you need to keep your Team close enough to win the game.

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Upper Body Driven Tucks

End your starting position with your front knee behind your front hip, and, to move down the mound, you must stride.

Your body uses your throwing arm to offset your movement down the mound, and you delay your glove arm tuck until you complete your stride.

Your upper body works alone, and it’s impossible for you to know with any certainty where any single pitch will end up.

Full Body Driven Tucks

When you end your starting position with your front knee in line with your front shoulder, your glove arm tuck will spin your body into your stride and force you to end your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles.

You use your entire body to relieve the tension between your hips/shoulders by making a throwing action that’ll repeatedly produce the results you want.

The Hitter’s perspective.

Let your glove arm tuck force an upper-body-only delivery, and your different release points/varied arm speeds risk tipping your pitches to the best-trained Hitters.

However, use your glove arm tuck to spin your body down the mound, and your Opponents see a fastball arm speed, must guess at ball speed/movement and have a much tougher time reaching base.

Need a more efficient starting position? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

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Change Your Pitching Career’s Trajectory

 

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Is your inability to locate your pitches already destroying your pitching future?

You can break the radar gun, possess unbelievable ball movement, have the perfect pitching strategy, possess the best stats, but unless you know how to regularly send your pitches where your Team wants with the movement your Team expects, none of these benchmarks matter.

In fact, the more often you fail to execute your pitches, the less value you are to your Team, and the less likely you are to ever pitch at the next level.

Your pitch location solidifies your pitching future.

Once you discover how to end your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles, you become one of the few Pitchers your Team can count on to keep the Team close enough to win, you solidify your spot on your current Team and you attract the next-level attention needed to keep climbing the baseball ladder.

Make your pitching career great.

No matter your age or skill level, ending your stride with your hips and shoulders at opposing angles is teachable, and the pitch location associated with knowing how to do this is proven to attract next-level attention.

Struggling with your pitch location? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
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You can’t change your mechanics!

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Based upon your natural reactions, it’s physically impossible and a waste of your time to try to change your mechanics as you move down the mound, and here’s why!

Your Natural Reactions

Your body is built to keep you from hurting yourself.

Picture riding a bike, and, without warning, your front wheel runs over a small pebble.

To not crash, your body instinctively controls your front wheel handlebars.

When placed in this situation, you don’t realize it, but your body processes information 50,000 times faster than you can think to move your handlebars!

You do, however, regain control of your handlebars after your body feels you’re no longer in danger.

Your body’s natural reactions and your pitching motion.

Think of your first movement out of your front leg lift as if your bike ran over a pebble.

As you move down the mound, the movements you see are the way your body needs to move to keep you safe.

While moving toward your target, you can, however, control your starting position, and, once you end your stride, you can control your arm slot, but it’s impossible to change your actions as you move down the mound!

Want to get your natural reactions to produce the results you want? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

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Balance Promotes Lower Body Engagement

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Understanding your body’s physical make-up

Your body keeps itself in balance by having your front leg work in unison with your back arm and your front arm working simultaneously with your back leg. 

Every one of your body parts shifts every time you move.

Where does lower body involvement come from?

With this understanding, you can logically deduce what it takes to get your lower body to drive your throwing arm.

To get your lower body involved in your motion, your glove arm must move your back hip, your back hip forces you to end your stride, and, at foot strike, your throwing arm automatically sends your pitches directly into your intended target.

An active stride causes you to lose your lower body.

Your stride creates an imbalance. With your front leg and throwing arm working together, you lock your throwing arm in place.

With your throwing arm physically attached to your glove side, it is now physically impossible for your glove arm to fire your lower body.

Lower body engagement is all about balance

Only when you turn your stride from an action into a balance-related reaction do you free your glove side to activate your lower body.

Don’t know how to make your stride a reaction? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
+1-856-524-3248
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Keeping Your Weight Back is a Specialized Skill

 

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Keeping your weight back is much more than keeping your weight over your back foot as long as you can.

Pitch location struggles.

The instant you end your front leg lift with your back knee over your back foot, you hurt your pitch location.

Your problem is, with your weight over your back foot, striding becomes the only way to move toward your target.

Unless you find the right stride tempo, your release window will vary, and you can’t know where your pitches will end up.

Supercharge your pitch location.

Your more productive option is to end your front leg lift with your back knee to the second base side of your back foot.

From this back knee position, once you extend your glove hand out and away from your body, your lower body produces the pitch location you expect.

Your footwork determines your back knee position.

Keeping your back knee to the second base side of your back foot isn’t something you do, it’s something that happens.

Through a well-planned combination of foot placements, knee bends, and front leg lifts, your improved back knee position gets your lower body to instantly and repeatedly locate many more of your pitches.

Want to instantly improve your back knee position? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

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Your Starting Position Matters

 

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The Starting Position You Want.

You want to begin your stride with your back knee to the second base side of your back foot..

Do this and you’re very likely to free your throwing arm to react to your stride, get your lower body to automatically, naturally, and repeatedly locate your pitches, keep each Hitter guessing about pitch speed, and use your late-stage ball movement to make reaching base very difficult.

The Starting Position You Have.

If you’re like most Pitchers, you begin your stride with your front foot over or to the home plate side of your back foot.

Let this happen and you’re going to use your throwing arm to balance your stride, lose your lower body, struggle with your pitch location, and can only hope the Opponents you face stay off the bases.

Pitch Location Supplies Direction

Your pitch location tells you about your back knee position as you begin your stride.

By measuring the ratio of pitches you locate against the pitches that miss your target, you accurately measure how often your back knee position allows your lower body to drive your results.

Through persistence, you’ll discover the back knee position needed to succeed in a sport built around failure.

Want to bypass your trial-and-error phase? 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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5-Ways to Make Pitching Fun

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Pitching is more fun when you teach yourself how to …

  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
Pro Pitching Institute
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
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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
#ElitebyChoice

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An External Force Will Limit Your Pitching Dreams

 

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It’s an outside force you’re familiar with.

– You’ve lived with it since birth.
– It’s a physical reality.
– It’ll easily clear a path to your pitching dreams.

The force most Pitchers fail to consider is “balance”.

As soon as you embrace your balance, you …

– Tap into a world that’s just waiting to be discovered.
– Find the fundamental truths behind every pitching outcome.
– Learn to completely control your pitching motion.

Once you apply balance to your motion…

– Your pitches end up where you want.
– Your only focus becomes the actions impacting your results.
– You instantly fill the gap between what you want and what you see happen.

Without balance, you risk failure.

Balance means you evenly distribute your weight around your core.

When you let a movement shift your weight, balance automatically uses your throwing arm to offset your weight shift and your target area expands.

With balance, most excel.

Use balance to measure your motion and your throwing arm remains free to regularly deliver your pitches directly into your intended target.

Fewer hitters reach base, you keep your Team close enough to win more games, and next-level Teams beat a path to your door.

Need to balance your motion? 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
#ElitebyChoice

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