Posts tagged with "right-side brain"

Proof: Starting Positions Determine Pitch Location

 

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As Water Flows …

When you start with the same amount of water in a bucket and use the same force to pour the water down an incline, gravity will produce the same shaped puddle every time.

Every time the amount of water or its force down the incline changes, gravity alters the water’s flow, and the shape of the final puddle as well.

… Your Pitching Motion Also Flows.

Think of …

  • Your starting position as a bucket of water before you pour it down the incline,
  • Your mechanics as the way gravity ends the water down the incline, and
  • Your pitch location is the puddle.

When you relate the water’s flow to your pitching motion, even the slightest change to your starting position or your stride tempo hurts your pitch location.

You constantly change your starting position and gravity not only changes your mechanics but alters your pitch location.

Improved Pitch Location

You produce the same starting position, come out of it in the same way, and your pitch location becomes unbelievably consistent.

However, when you end your starting position with your weight balanced over your back foot, your body wobbles, and your pitch location becomes much less predictable.

Want a more stable starting position and better pitch location? Contact Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“The Secret to Fastball Location©” Author/Coach
+1-856-524-3248
skip@propitchinginstitute.com
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Trust Your Body to Locate Your Pitches

 

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Trust means you make the same actions, and you have the faith that your body will react in the same way all the time.

Pitch Location is Built Around Trust

Pitchers who end their stride with their hips and shoulders at different angles can trust their body will send their pitches directly into their intended target.

These pitchers trust their pitch location to keep most hitters off the base paths.

Misplaced Trust

Because most Pitchers end their stride with your front shoulder closed to their target,  more hitters reach base than need be.

If you’re one of these Pitchers, you’re satisfied with merely getting your pitches into the strike zone.

However, until you learn to end your stride with your shoulders/hips at different angles, you can’t totally trust your pitch location.

Build Trust

To elevate your game, change your focus from landing your stride with a closed front shoulder to ending your stride with a hip/shoulder separation.

Make this transition and you can trust your body to use your pitch location to keep many more hitters off base.

Hip/shoulder separation takes 10 minutes or less to teach, is permanent, is repeatable and begins with the FREE pitch location tips Coach Skip presents on his website.

Want to locate your pitches? Contact Coach Skip.

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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The Great Separation Fabrication

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Natural Separation

Balance on one foot, rotate your shoulders, then the instant your foot strikes the ground, your hips/shoulders end up at opposing angles and your back shoulder automatically swings forward.

Effective Pitching Separation

When you land your foot strike with enough separation between your hips and shoulders, your back shoulder whips your throwing arm into release.

Therefore, land your foot plant with sufficient hip/shoulder separation, and you can expect your lower body to send your pitches into your target.

The Pitching Separation Fabrication

Pitchers who end their front leg lift with their weight over their back foot create what they believe to be hip/shoulder separation by moving their throwing arm behind their body as they begin their trip down the mound.

When you generate this type of false separation, you lose your lower body and can’t know with any degree of certainty where any one pitch will end up.

Producing Hip/Shoulder Separation

Producing the authentic hip/shoulder separation needed to get your lower body to send your pitches into your target is a process.

You can get this process started by using the “FREE Pitch Location Tips” found on the Pro Pitching Institute website.

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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Conditions Determine Your Throwing Arm Path

 

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Standing is Different than Balancing

Since you spend most of your life with two feet planted firmly on the ground, you’re conditioned to expect your body to move the way you want all the time.

Therefore, on the surface, pitching should be simple … you see your target, and you send the ball directly into it.

However, when perched on one foot, you lose control of your arm movements and, unless you know how to manage your actions, miss your target much more often than you want.

Your Solution is Flawed!

When your results fail to meet your expectations, you search online blogs, websites, YouTube, and podcasts for ways to fix your results.

When closely examined, you’re still being fed the same false assumption that, even while balanced on one foot, you can control the way you move.

Continue with this approach and, like dangling a carrot in front of a horse, your pitching success will always be within sight, but will forever be out of reach.

Understanding Pitching Excellence

Pitching success comes from knowing how to manage the differences between the way your body works with both feet on the ground and when perched on one foot.

If you don’t know how to manage these differences, ask Coach Skip to show you how.

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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Pitching’s Correlations and Causation

 

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Your balance determines your results.

Your foot placements and the actions you take into your front leg lift determine your starting position balance.

Your balance at the top of your front leg lift creates your movements as you travel down the mound.

It’s your movements as you travel down the mound that produces your results.

There is a direct correlation between your mechanics and your pitching results, but don’t get fooled into thinking that your mechanics actually produce your results.

Circling back, what actually causes your pitching results are your actions into your front leg lift.

Correlation is Not Causation

The correlation between your mechanics and your pitching results creates a smokescreen where you believe your mechanics are more important than your balance into your starting position.

Once you stay focused on improving your balance into your front leg lift, your body will automatically and repeatedly produce the results you expect.

Any other approach and your pitching dreams will always be within sight, but forever slightly out of reach.

Lost on how to approach your front leg lift balance?

Contact Coach Skip to teach you a starting position that’s proven to unlock your pitching future!

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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Cross the Line Between Trying and Doing

 

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Cross this line and finally bring your pitching dreams into focus.

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What is this line?

On one side of the line, you have your pitching dreams.

On the other side of this line, you’re trying to find a way to achieve your dreams.

Where’s Your Line?

Place a dot on a baseball and, with the dot facing up, put the baseball between your feet.

Now, get into your front leg lift and take a picture of your starting position.

Finally, with the picture in hand, draw a line from your nose through your belly button.

Is Your Line Working For or Against You?

When the line you draw is a vertical line that runs through your dot, your lower body will automatically produce the exceptional pitch location, throwing arm speed, and mechanics needed to realize your pitching dreams.

However, when your imaginary line misses the baseball dot, your dreams hinge upon finding some obscure, yet sustainable, mechanical combination.

Coach Skip’s Expertise is Spot On

Coach Skip has the pitching expertise to simply use your starting position to produce the repeatable pitch location, throwing arm speed, and mechanics you need to achieve your pitching dreams.

Can’t believe your pitching dreams are hidden within your starting position? … then dare Coach Skip to teach you a starting position proven to unlock your pitching future!

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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The Key to Pitch Location: Weight Distribution

 

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Walking is striding.

When you walk or stride, you naturally, instinctively use your opposing arm to offset your stride leg.

In pitching, as in walking, a Pitcher’s stride ends with their throwing arm pulling their back leg forward and the drag from their back leg creating their pitch location issues.

Rotation Produces Pitch Location

However, with rotation, your arms are no longer needed for balance.

Pitchers who end their front leg lift with their weight evenly distributed around their core can spin out of their front leg lift.

Natural and Automatic Pitch Location

Their spin tells their body, to avoid injury, to stride.

By turning their stride into a reaction, they end their stride with their back hip ahead of their throwing arm shoulder.

From there, their lower body uses their throwing arm to propel their pitches directly into their intended target with uncanny regularity.

Coach Skip Teaches Pitch Location

Once Coach Skip teaches you how to end your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core, you’re able to activate your lower body and repeatedly send your pitches into your target.

Struggling with your pitch location? Ask Coach Skip for help.

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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Obsessing Over “What You Do” is Unhealthy

 

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For every action – “how you do (something)” – there is a reaction – “what you do”.

Listen to Yourself

“What to do” Self-Talk – When you think in terms of your mechanics, you’re telling your body “what to do”.   “Lengthen your stride”, “change your arm slot”, “tuck your glove hand”, etc. are all “what to do’s”.

“How to do” Self-Talk – Once you think in terms of (1) “moving” a particular body part (2) in a specific direction, you’re telling your body “how to do” something. “Move your leg out”, “ move your butt down”, “move your hands back”, etc. are all “how to do’s”.

In Pitching, There’s Only One “What to Do”

Your only “what to do” is to string together 6 well-sequenced “how to do’s” that’ll get your lower body to drive your results.

This is important … unless you’re laser-focused on moving your body parts in the right direction in the proper sequence, you’ll lose your lower body, struggle with your command, and turn pitching into a less-than-satisfying athletic pursuit.

Coach Skip Teaches “How to Do” What You Need to Do

Coach Skip teaches Pitchers like you “how to” string together the “how to do’s” that are guaranteed to clear the path to your pitching dreams.

Want to turn your dreams into your reality? Contact Coach Skip.

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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“Trying” Is a Destructive Habit

 

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The instant someone points out something you need to do, and your answer is “I’m trying”, please realize “trying” has become an excuse for not “doing”.

Looking for Perfection?

You want your pitching to match your unreasonably exacting standards.

Your biggest challenge: Stop “trying” to be perfect.

Your solution: Accept missing your target, but don’t accept missing your target by an unacceptable distance on two consecutive pitches. When this happens, find out “why” , permanently eliminate the cause, and make your goal a series of back-to-back good outings. 

Accepting Limited Improvement?

No matter how hard you “try” to change your mechanics you rarely, if ever, see any significant improvement.

Your biggest challenge: Realizing and accepting that what you’re doing isn’t working.

Your solution: Instead of “trying” to change your mechanics, focus on the things that cause you to move down the mound the way you do, and measure your improvement by your ability to keep your Team close enough to win on consecutive games.  

Stop “Trying”, start “doing”!

Coach Skip is trained to understand what’s needed to get your lower body to produce the results you expect and turn you into one of best Pitchers in your area.

Want “doing” to become a habit? Contact Coach Skip.

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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The Secret to Your Lower Body Engagement

 

The Secret to Your Lower Body Engagement

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If you’re a Pitcher struggling to get your lower body to drive results, treat this reverse sequence as a checklist to discover where to place your focus.

Do you …

(Answer each question with a Y or N.)

_ End of your stride creates a separation between your hips and your shoulders.

_ To create this separation, you must begin your lower body rotation before your front foot ends your stride.

_ Your upper body activity allows your hips to rotate into your foot plant.

_ To free your shoulders to rotate, you must keep your throwing arm uninvolved with your balance.

_ To keep your throwing arm uninvolved with your balance, you end your front leg lift with your hips level to one another.

_ To end your front leg lift with your hips level before your front foot even comes off the ground, you must place your feet under your hips and, once you do lift your front leg, your front hip stays in place.

Still fighting to get your lower body involved. 

Change your mindset. Instead of thinking about your lower body engagement as something you do, begin treating your lower body activity as something that happens.

Still obsessed about getting your lower body to drive your results, then ask Coach Skip how to use your current throwing action to trigger your lower body engagement.

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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