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The Origin of Fastball Command

 

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What Fastball Command Isn’t

Fastball command isn’t about your throwing action … it’s about your front leg lift.

Without a balanced front leg lift, your foot plant is gravity driven, and your ball goes within your target area, but never into your target as often as you need.

What Fastball Command Is

The most important action is your balanced front leg lift.

Fastball command comes from producing a balanced front leg lift, a well-managed glove hand action, and a well-timed throwing arm trigger.

Resolution

Unable to get your balance into your front leg lift, feel free to use my do-it-yourself pitching program or my in-person, South Jersey pitching sessions to improve your motion.

Until next time, I’m Coach Skip telling you pitch location is coachable.

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

 

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Random Fastball Command

Your throwing hand going behind your body tells you that you don’t have the fastball command you need.

Your throwing arm going behind your body is used to balance your stride, your body position is random, and your ball release is arbitrary.

Pinpoint Fastball Command

However, your hands staying in front of your body shouts fastball command.

Your body is in balance, your throwing arm reacts to your glove hand, you land in the same body position all the time, and the ball goes where you want.

Resolution

Unable to get your throwing arm in front of your body, feel free to use my do-it-yourself pitching program or my in-person, South Jersey pitching sessions to improve your motion.

Until next time, I’m Coach Skip telling you pitch location is coachable.

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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Command and Your Stride

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Once your front leg lift is balanced, your glove hand path takes control of the ball.

Later Front Leg

Right now, your out-of-balanced starting position has you finishing your stride, then firing the ball toward your target.

Thoughts you can control the ball are a misconception.

Earlier Front Leg

However, from a balanced front leg lift, when your glove hand takes a direct path toward your target, you begin your throwing action, then your front foot hits the ground.

Your glove hand tips your weight, your throwing hand begins its trip toward home, and your ball goes where your eyes are focused.

Resolution

For those of you who are unable to balance your starting position, feel free to use my do-it-yourself pitching program or my in-person, South Jersey pitching sessions to improve your command.

Until next time, I’m Coach Skip telling you pitch location is coachable.

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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Command Requires an Open Front Shoulder

 

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Do you know an open front shoulder at foot strike gets your lower body to send your pitches directly into your target?

A Closed Front Shoulder

If you’re like most pitchers you currently create an imbalance, your land your stride with your front shoulder closed to your target, and essentially don’t know where the ball will end up.

An Open Front Shoulder

On the other hand, when you place your feet one baseball width apart and lift your front leg straight up, you’re able to let your glove arm take over your motion.

Your glove arm opens your hips, your hips begin your throwing action, and your ball goes where you want with one motion and one result … into your target.

Resolutions

Unable to balance your motion, feel free to use my do-it-yourself pitching program or my in-person, South Jersey pitching sessions to improve your motion.

Until next time, I’m Coach Skip telling you pitch location is coachable.

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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Your Glove Hand Prompts Command

 

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Do you realize your glove arm controls your pitch location?

Front Side Takes Over

Let’s say you have a perfect set up and you let your front side takes over.

When you let this happen, your front foot hits the ground and your body naturally position your weight distributed between your legs.

From this position, you’re free to fire the ball, but your problem is that you never know where the ball is going to end up.

Arms Control Your Command

Your arms controlling your legs is the better situation.

When you let your arms control your legs, your legs follow your arms.

Your Solution

Your ball naturally goes where you want, and you keep the hitter guessing about ball speed and movement.

Your ball goes into your target, and you end up controlling the hitter.

Having trouble with your upper body controlling your legs, I’m waiting for a call.

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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Command is Balance

 

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Beginning your motion with your weight balanced over your back foot means you control the ball.

Out of Balance Front Legs

When you make the mistake of placing your weight in front of your back leg, here’s what’s going to happen.

Your front leg lift places your weight over your back leg and, as soon as you move toward the target, your body can’t do anything until your front foot hits the ground and you balance your weight between your feet.

With your weight in balance, you complete your delivery and send your ball home.

Balanced Front Legs

Beginning your motion with your weight balanced over your back leg eliminates these self-corrections and makes your delivery part of your motion.

Your weight balanced over your back leg gives you the confidence to send your ball to your target.

Having trouble beginning your motion with your weight balanced over your back leg, I’m 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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Your Glove Hand Path Produces Command

 

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Your glove hand path makes your ball go where you want.

Preparation

You prepare for your glove hand path by
– bending your knees,
– placing your feet one baseball width apart,
– putting your weight over your back knee, and
– making sure your front foot is over your front shoulder.

Front Foot Lift

When your front foot comes off the ground, you

– lift your front knee toward your front shoulder,
– position your back heel in front of your back toe and
– make sure your front toe is facing the target.

Delivery

From there, your glove hand produces your command.

You …

– brings your glove hand palm toward your target and
– ball moves directly to your target.

Essentially, your glove hand triggers your lower body to naturally send your ball directly to your target.

Having an issue with your glove hand path, 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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Your Lower Body Produces Command

 

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You might not know this, but your balance is determined by your front foot position.

No Lower Body

Your front foot position causes your front knee to finish behind your front hip, you need a weight shift to move down the mound, and you begin your throwing action after your weight is back in balance.

In this process, you eliminate your lower body, your throwing arm controls your delivery, and your ball ends up where your body decides.

You miss two pitches in a row to your target and your front foot position is the reason.

Engaged Lower Body

However, you begin your motion with the front foot position close to your back foot and you’re more likely to have the balance needed for your lower body to send your ball directly to your target.

Said another way, when you get your front foot to begin closer to your back foot, your lower body pulls your throwing arm through the same release point.

Need help with your foot placement? 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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Your Stride Promotes Pitch Location

 

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Except for your throwing arm, once you let any imbalance take over your body, you lose your throwing arm path.

Let’s think about your stride.

When your feet are too far apart, your throwing hand comes through a very large release window, and you never know where your ball will end up.

Begin your stride with your feet closer, and you have a much better chance of knowing where your ball will go.

However, when your stride keeps your weight in balance, your eyes determine the exact location for your pitch.

Your Stride Gives You Location.

When you let your stride make the same movement into your ball release, your eyes develop the same essential arm path.

Whether you throw a fastball, changeup, or a slider, the hitter sees a consistent arm slot, and your ball ends up in the same place.

Locate Your Pitches.

If you want to know where your ball is going to go, use your eyes to spot your pitches.

Need help having the same eye positions? 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

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.

 

Dads Beware!!!

 

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There comes a point when your son will stop listening to you.

Why? Because you tell your son what you want him to do without telling how to do it.

Your Solution.

To avoid this, you need to realize are three elements to pitching instruction.

  1. Understand what needs to be improved,
    2. Understand why the improvement will elevate your son’s performance, and
    3. Most importantly, understand how to improve the motion without changing your son’s throwing action.

What your son wants to do is elementary … he needs to make his performance as simple and automatic as possible.

Fail to Improve.

Fulfill each element and you’re golden.

On the other hand, Dads who realize they don’t understand how to teach their son what he should be doing need to seek professional guidance.

Need help with your son’s motion? Coach Skip is waiting for your call.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Produce Better Command Today!”
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
http://propitchinginstitute.com
#ElitebyChoice

Copyright © 2022, Pro Pitching Institute.