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Your Shoulders and Hips Produce Torque and Location

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When the weight is over your back leg, the hips and shoulders move together. Your hips and shoulders move as a rigid connection.

Standing on one leg, isolating hip movement, and throwing the ball don’t translate directly to your pitching motion. During the throwing motion, the weight transfer from the back leg to the front leg allows for a powerful rotation with one foot planted.

Good Mechanics

In a good pitching motion, your weight is centered just in front of your back foot making a sequential transfer of energy:

Your legs and core initiate the movement of creating power, then your hips rotate to transfer the power upwards, and, finally, the arm whips through to release the ball with “uncanny” accuracy.

During the leg swing and weight transfer, torque is generated. The back leg pushes off the ground, transfers power to the front leg, and allows for a powerful hip rotation before the upper body starts its movement.

Proper lower body mechanics are crucial, and pitching involves a complex interplay of all body parts.

Coaching

Understanding the connection between hips and shoulders is helpful for pitching mechanics.

Finding a coach who emphasizes proper weight transfer, lower body engagement, and a smooth, coordinated throwing motion is your goal.

Want Your Lower Body to Fire?

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you to manage your Lower Body … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
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856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
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Throwing Hand Control and Command

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Preliminaries

Your Starting Position impacts your Throwing Hand.

The correct Throwing Hand movement promotes balance and command.

However, when your Throwing Hand merely reacts to your Starting Position, your Glove Arm ends up under your Armpit, and your command greatly suffers.

Poor Throwing Hand Movement

When your Front Leg goes behind your Front Hip, your weight is over your Back Foot, and your Front Leg is forced to take you out of your Starting Position.

Your Front Leg taking you out of your Starting Position causes your Hands to keep your Body in balance.

Your Hands keeping your Body in balance has your Throwing Hand acting on its own.

Each different pitch you throw may have a slightly different release point and arm speed.

Good Throwing Hand Control

However, when your Front Leg stays in front of your Front Hip, your weight is centered right in front of your Back Foot, and things change dramatically.

Your Glove Hand takes your motion out of balance and fires the ball to your target with uncanny regularity.

No matter the grip, your Glove Arm firing your Throwing Hand keeps the batter guessing about the pitch by showing the Hitter a constant fastball speed!

Accomplishing This?

Want your Body to produce a good Glove Arm movement?

The Pro Pitching Institute system accomplishes this by using your Glove Arm to bring the ball to your target with precision.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Glove Hand Palm and Your Location

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Poor Glove Hand Palm Movement

When you begin your motion with your Front Knee to the Second Base side of your Front Hip, your weight is entirely over your Back Foot.

Your Glove Hand Palm merely reacts to your Starting Position, your Body moves out of balance, and your command suffers.

Your Body recognizes this position and naturally reacts with your Throwing Arm taking over your motion.

Your Throwing Arm works by itself to bring the ball to a point between where you want the ball to go and one your Body wants.

Good Glove Hand Palm Movement

When you begin your motion with your Front Knee in front of your Front Hip, your weight is just in front of your Back Foot and your Starting Position naturally impacts your Glove Hand Palm.

The correct glove-hand palm movement tells your Body to deliver the ball to your target.

Your Body recognizes your Starting Position and reacts with your Glove Hand Palm driving the ball into the target.

Your Glove Hand Palm fires your Throwing Hand and sends the ball to your target with uncanny regularity.

Accomplishing This?

Want your Body to produce a good Glove Hand Palm movement?

The Pro Pitching Institute system accomplishes this by using your glove hand palm to bring the ball to your target with precise reliability.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Glove Hand and Location

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Preliminaries

Your starting position impacts your glove hand movement, and your glove hand impacts your pitch location.

No Glove Hand Movement

When you begin your delivery with your front hip behind your back hip, your glove hand reacts to your movements and takes on a path of its own.

From your initial movement to your throwing action, your glove hand balances your motion.

Your glove hand ends up under your armpit, and, without your lower body, your delivery ends with your throwing arm firing the ball into your target area.

Your glove hand counts on the hitter swinging at pitches not in the strike zone and more particular hitters end up walking.

The Right Glove Hand Movement

When you begin your delivery with your front foot even with your front hip, your glove hand becomes much more active.

Your good Starting Position focuses your weight just in front of your back foot, and your front leg lift maintains your weight distribution.

Your body’s good position triggers your glove hand to drive your lower body and your lower body pulls your throwing hand into release.

Your glove hand initiates your lower body to take the ball to your target with uncanny regularity!

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute system uses your glove hand to bring the ball to your target with precise reliability.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Shoulders and Your Location

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In your Starting Position, your Feet being too far apart prompts your Shoulders to tilt, your motion to be out of balance, and your location to suffer.

Your automatic balance mechanism has your Shoulders mirror your Hips, your Hips tilt your Shoulders, and, to deliver the ball, your body needs to get back in balance.

Your adjustment of your body makes your Shoulders level but puts the ball into a larger-than-expected target area.

The ball goes somewhere between your release point and the spot where you want the ball to go.

You run the risk of rarely getting the ball to your target.

Level Shoulders

Your Back Knee is over your Little Toes, and you lift your Front Foot to get into your Front Leg lift.

Your Feet being close together keeps your Hips and Shoulders very level.

Your Hands separate, your Shoulders and Hips stay very level, and your Throwing Hand settles in the same location on every pitch.

Your Glove Arm forces your Lower Body to fire and your Throwing Hand comes through the same spot on every pitch.

Your ball goes into your target with great consistency, and you locate pitches with uncanny regularity.

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute uses your Shoulders to bring the ball to your target with precise reliability … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Shoulders Promote Location!

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Your Shoulders stay in synch with your Hips.

When your Hips are online, your Shoulders are also on the target line.

Poor shoulders

Your Foot being too far apart causes your Front Knee to be behind your Front Hip.

When you begin your delivery with your Front Knee behind your Front Hip, your Shoulders fall out of line with the target.

To get your Shoulders back in line, your Front Leg points toward your target and your Shoulders fall back in line.

When landing your Stride, your Shoulders are rarely in the same position, your Throwing Arm releases the ball from your Shoulder position, and you miss your target.

Good shoulders

With your Feet close together, you begin your delivery with your Shoulders and Hips in line with your target.

Your Front Knee stays in front of your Front Hip and your Shoulders and Hips remain in line with your target.

With your Shoulders and Hips in line with your target, your Throwing Arm has a constant release point to come through.

You deliver your pitch from the same release point and the ball goes to your target with uncanny regularity.

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you a natural “Pitching System” on every motion to get your pitch to your target with precise reliability … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Glove Hand Needs Involvement!

A Front Leg Lift and your Glove Hand separation keeps your weight balanced in place and lets your Glove Hand trigger your Lower Body.

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When your body is in balance Your Glove Hand naturally gets involved.

Glove Hand Under Arm Pit

Your Front Knee going behind your Front Hip means your Front Leg Lift naturally balances your weight over your Back Leg.

To move from this position, a forward weight shift brings you into your Throwing Action but also causes you to lose your Lower Body.

Your Lower Body is not involved means your Glove Hand is used for balance and merely tucks under your Front Arm pit.

Your Throwing Hand works alone and has fewer pitches to travel to your target.

Glove Hand Action

Your Front Knee staying in front of your Front Hip means your weight remains balanced just in front of your Back Foot.

A Front Leg Lift and your Glove Hand separation keep your weight balanced in place and let your Glove Hand trigger your Lower Body.

As part of your motion, your Glove Hand turns over, points to your target separation, and initiates your Throwing Action.

Your motion involves your entire body and your Lower Body lets you send your pitch to your target with uncanny regularity.

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you a natural “Pitching System” on every motion to get your pitch to your target with precise reliability … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Throwing Arm Finds Your Target!

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Your good or bad balance confirms a good or bad throwing Action.

Bad – “Stride THEN Throw”

Your Front Knee going behind your Front Hip makes your Body out of balance, and your Front Leg ready to stride.

During your stride, your stride brings your Back Knee forward.

As you stride, your Back Knee brings your weight ahead of your Back Foot.

Your weight ahead of your Back Foot means your stride Foot lands, your Throwing Arm delivers the ball, and your Glove Arm merely tucks under your armpit.

You “Stride THEN Throw’ and your ball goes into your target by chance.

Good – “Stride AND Throw”

However, when your Front Knee stays in front of your Front Hip, and your Back Leg is flexed, your Body is in balance.

As your Glove Hand extends toward the target, to load your entire Body, your Back Leg bends even more.

Your Glove Hand rolls and points toward the target, your Lower Body rotates toward your target, and your Throwing Hand begins its journey to the plate.

You “Stride AND Throw”, your motion becomes one, and your ball goes to your target with uncanny regularity.

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you a natural “Pitching System” on every motion to get your pitch to your target with precise reliability … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Hand Separation Occurs Before Your Stride!

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After your Starting Position, your Hands and Stride work together for location.

What Not to Do!

Your Hands separating after your Stride means your Lower Body acts as a drag to your Throwing Arm.

Your Lower Body lands before your Throwing Arm initiates its motion.

Besides your Lower Body drag, the typical landing for your Front Foot is a diagonal or closed to your target.

When your Lower Body does land, your Lower Body finds its balance point and your Throwing Arm frees to get the baseball to your target.

Your Throwing Hand movement is governed by the amount of drag, your Body position, and your Throwing Arm movement.

What to Do!

Your Hands separating before your Stride means your Lower Body and Hands work together to get the ball into your target.

Your Lower Body, your Stride, and your Glove Hand engage to make sure your Front Toes point to the target.

Your Front Foot landing with your Front Toes pointing toward the target acts to get your Body to get the ball to your target.

The ball goes to your target with uncanny regularity.

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you a natural “Pitching System” on every motion to get your pitch to your target with precise reliability … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
“Location by choice, not by chance!”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.

Your Shoulders Need to be In Line with Your Target!

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Your Shoulders are meant to naturally stay in line with your Hips.

What Not to Do?

When you begin your motion, your Front Foot being out of line with your Front Foot, or your Front Feet too far apart naturally cause your Front Knee to move behind your Front Hip.

With your Front Knee behind your Front Knee, your Shoulders are automatically out of line with your target.

When you land your Foot Strike, you cause your Shoulders and your Hips to instinctively get back in line.

You clear your Front Shoulder and deliver the ball with just your Upper Body.

During this process, you lose your Lower Body, and your ball goes to your target with uncontrollable location.

What to Do!

Instead, in your Starting Position, you want your Front Knee to stay ahead of your Front Hip.

From your Starting Position, your Shoulders are in line with your target.

When you land your Foot Strike, your Shoulders and your Hips are already in line and prompt your free Glove Hand to fire your Lower Body.

Your Lower Body sends the ball to your target with uncanny regularity.

Getting Quality Instruction!

The Pro Pitching Institute teaches you a natural “Pitching System” on every motion to get your pitch to your target with precise reliability … No questions… No hassles… and no hard feelings.

Coach Skip Fast
“The Pitching Process Doctor”
Pro Pitching Institute
https://propitchinginginstitute.com
856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2024, Pro Pitching Institute.