Posts tagged with "pitch location"

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
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“Pitch location by choice, not chance!”
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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

 

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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
http://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
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Your Pitching Performances Follow Your Balance.

 

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Balance measures performance.

While other measurements tell you what to improve, balance tells you how you can improve.

Your pitch location follows the size of your release window, and your release window is driven by how much your body needs your throwing arm to offset the weight shifts your movements create.

Balance tells you about your motion.

Balance supplies the raw data needed to dissect your performances, and, when used to identify your most relevant movement patterns, tells you where and when to adjust your actions.

Properly apply these adjustments and you instantly free your throwing arm to send your pitches directly into your receiver’s target.

Balance forces you to go beyond mechanics.

When you use balance to produce pitch location, your less intangible success markers fall into place.

Balance forces you to take into consideration …
– Environmental concerns, conscious controls, and the basic nature of your pitching motion.
– Physiological, biological, and neurological processes
– Beliefs, values, standards, and expectations.
– Mental strengths and weaknesses.

There’s no other measurement that goes as far as balance!

Balance is the ONLY yardstick that wraps every success measurement into a neat, well-ordered package.

Want to know more? 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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Lower Body Dominance Requires a Balanced Stride

 

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What’s the difference between balanced/out-of-balance strides?

The difference is your weight distribution as you begin your stride.

An out-of-balance stride begins with your weight centered over or in front of your back foot.

On the other hand, a balanced stride begins with your weight centered just in front of your back foot.

How is a balanced stride important to lower body domination?

When you begin your stride with your weight centered over or in front of your back foot, you force your body to move down the mound with your hips under your shoulders.

However, begin your stride with your weight centered in front of your back foot, your body lands your stride with your lower body pulling your upper body into release.

You see the difference in your results.

With an out-of-balance stride, you throw the ball toward your target, and never really know where any single pitch will end up.

Yet, with a balanced stride, your lower body-driven pitches keep hitters from reaching base with uncanny regularity.

Need a balanced stride?

Only Coach Skip can teach you how to end your front leg lift with your weight centered in front of your back foot.

Struggling with lower body engagement? 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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Automate Your Lower Body Engagement

 

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Getting your lower body to drive your results starts with and ends with your back knee position at the top of your front leg lift.

Back Knee Over Your Back Foot

End your front leg lift with your back knee over your back foot, your weight teeters over your back foot and, to move down the mound, you’re forced to stride.

The instant you stride your mind uses your throwing arm to offset the weight shift your stride creates.

Using your throwing arm for balance prohibits any lower body engagement and creates the chaos that makes locating your pitches a daily challenge.

Back Knee Behind Your Back Foot

End your starting position with your back knee behind your back foot, your motion begins with your weight balanced between your knees and your throwing arm free to react to your lower body.

Your transition from your load to your stride opens your lower body and, to regain your balance, forces you to complete your pitching motion.

When you trust your body to work the way it’s intended, you automate your pitching motion and expect your pitch location to challenge every hitter you face.

Help is here

Beginning your motion with your back knee behind your back foot isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

Need help? 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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Pitch Location is Basic Math.

 

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Do the Math

Like a math equation, the sum of your mechanics equals your pitch location.

Anytime you attempt to change a mechanic without considering its impact on the entire equation, your formula for pitching success is out of balance, and your pitch location suffers.

Sequencing Matters

Besides keeping your equation in balance, to maintain your pitch location, you must also consider the sequence of your actions.

One misplaced movement and your equation falls apart, or, in pitching terms, you miss your intended target more often than is healthy for your pitching career.

Take Your Pitching Career to Heights Unknown.

Coach Skip is the leading authority in developing very personal and extremely dependable pitch location algorithms.

Once you ask him to balance your equation, you can expect your movements to fall into a productive sequence, and your pitches travel into your intended target with uncanny regularity.

Want the sustainable pitch location needed to achieve your pitching dreams? 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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A 3×3 Rubik’s Cube Delivers a Genuine Pitching Process

 

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You’re handed a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube to solve.

If you’re like most people, you solve a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube by deciding which row to turn or which column to twist. This random process continues until you solve the cube or give up.

There’s another more reliable, extremely automatic, and very foolproof way to solve your cube. This process follows a simple algorithm, makes 18 twists/turns in a prescribed order, and turns the cube’s sides into solid colors.

This Rubik’s Cube progression leads to a functional pitching process.

Just like the Rubik’s Cube, the most common path to pitch location is to continually analyze your motion and make adjustments. All the while hoping your pitch location remains competitive enough to challenge the hitters you face.

Just the way the Rubik’s Cube algorithm controls the cube’s solution, your brain is hardwired to control your pitch location.

Fortunately, Coach Skip teaches 6 easily executed actions that, in a well-defined order, automatically, repeatedly, and spontaneously locate your pitches. Armed with Coach Skip’s proprietary pitching process, you can expect your pitch location to clear a path to your pitching dreams.

Want to know more? 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

Copyright © 2021, Pro Pitching Institute.