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.
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