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How to do... Success

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“How to do” Success.…Continue

Your Coach determines your success.

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Your subconscious is your…Continue

Elite pitchers focus on their motion, not their results.

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What direction is your motion taking you?

Forward momentum destroys pitching performances.Because your body is driven to keep itself stable, moving down the mound the forces you to use your arms to get your body back to stable. Only after you get your body back to stable are you able to make a secondary throwing action.When you let your throwing action…See More
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Pitching: Why pitching success seems so elusive?

Pitching Stability.Nature dictates you use your arms to stabilize your body. When you look at this in another way, only after you stabilize your body can you move your arms the way you want.Rotational Force Creates Pitching Superiority.Finishing your front leg lift with your weight evenly centered between your base…See More
Feb 6
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

What really controls a pitcher’s throwing (re)action?

The single most important pitching measure.When pitching, because you have only one foot on the ground, your pitching base of support transfers to your knees. The wider the distance between your knees, the more you’ll be able to keep your weight centered between your knees, the more often you end your front leg lift in a…See More
Jan 29
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Pitching: Your next motion will contain a critical error.

Everyday stability.Your base of support is the area between your feet.  You’re most stable when you center your weight in the middle of your support base. You move your weight outside your base of support and you throw yourself out of balance.Pitching stability.When pitching, because you have only one foot on the…See More
Jan 22
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Do you understand your body?

The way your body keeps itself stable is the least understood, yet needs to be the biggest focus within your pitching motion.Your body naturally adapts to the way you move. Your body instantly knows when it’s unstable and automatically corrects itself. A trained Coach sees instability and knows how to use your reactions to…See More
Jan 15
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Is your vision of “great” just “ordinary”?

“Great” is having your slow-motion pitching video look like this … Out of your front leg lift, you open your glove side shoulder to get... Your front foot to make contact with the ground which... Rotates your lower body which...  Spontaneously brings your throwing hand into release. Every multiple-year Cy Young winning…See More
Jan 8
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

How to make your dysfunctional functional.

Every second of every day, your subconscious obsesses over keeping/getting their body in a stable state… hips level and core upright. Your subconscious does this by manipulating your arms 50,000 times faster than your think.  Add these two items together and your subconscious turns your stability into an unstoppable,…See More
Jan 1
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

The “why’s” drive success.

Central to everything you do throughout your life, your body is driven to keep you safe by keeping your body in balance. Your mind continually monitors and repositions your body parts to keep your core upright and centered between your hips.As examples, think about how your body takes over your arm movements when you walk a…See More
Dec 25, 2017
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Accountable Coaches promote early rotation.

There’s only one way to make your throwing action into a spontaneous reaction to your lower body movements... rotate your lower body before your front foot hits the ground.With both feet on the ground, to get any hip movement, an Accountable Coach understands your throwing side shoulder needs to pull your back hip…See More
Dec 17, 2017
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Pitching Coaches must be held accountable!!!

Pitching Coaches don't understand “why” they see “what” they see. This void makes them incapable of permanently changing anything they see.  Their ignorance puts quality pitching is at a premium, feeds the throwing arm distress epidemic and blocks their pitchers from achieving their dreams.Unfortunately, Coaches…See More
Dec 10, 2017
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Your movements, not our stats, predict success.

As you move up the base ladder, the probability a hitter drives your best pitches increase and the chance the hitter misses your mistakes decrease, but your current stats can always attract recruiters.When your pitching plan gets your throwing arm to react your movements, you decrease the probability you’ll miss your target…See More
Dec 5, 2017
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Is your bullpen plan productive?

Routines mimic falling dominoes.  You begin with your first domino (an athletic position), you add a little energy (an action takes you out of your position) and all the dominoes fall (your body reacts).With a well thought out practice routine, you walk away from each practice session knowing what position and…See More
Nov 26, 2017
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Get yourself ready for MLB attention!

Your pitching motion blueprint. Once you set your feet, your in-built urge to stay in balance reads your foot placements to determine (1) your body position at the top of your front leg lift, then your spontaneous urge to stay in balance uses (2) your body position at the top of your front leg lift to control…See More
Nov 19, 2017
Bill Stanton commented on L.A. "Skip" Fast's blog post Stabilize Your Pitching Performances
"Thanks Skip!"
Nov 17, 2017
L.A. "Skip" Fast commented on L.A. "Skip" Fast's blog post Who has the advantage… the pitcher or the hitter?
"Richard, Thanks for taking the time to respond. The way the human body responds to itself clearly differentiates between the "can do's" and "hope to do's"... 1. "Can do" pitchers who make fewer…"
Nov 15, 2017
Richard Lovell commented on L.A. "Skip" Fast's blog post Who has the advantage… the pitcher or the hitter?
"Hey Skip...nice response, but comparing to smaller aspect of pitching, not a specialist that typically comes in throwing heat, is easier to figure out. It may not be easier to hit, although by your stats it appears they are, but when throwing a…"
Nov 15, 2017

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Our domination instruction IS the ONLY pitching instruction you'll ever need!

You're undoubtedly proud, and should be, of your pitching accomplishments.

At the same time, you have some lingering concerns whether your current skills will hold up at the next level.

In today’s increasingly competitive baseball climate, to move up the baseball ladder, you need to be more dominant than the next guy.

As a Pitcher, you need to use pinpoint location, later ball movement and a deceptive Arm action to make all onlookers believe you'll be able to immediately be competitive at your next level.

In as little as 1/2 hour, we guarantee* to give any Scout seeing you pitch all the evidence they need to know you possess superior pitching skills.

L.A. "Skip" Fast
Independent Major League Pitching Coach
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What direction is your motion taking you?

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

Forward momentum destroys pitching performances.

Because your body is driven to keep itself stable, moving down the mound the forces you to use your arms to get your body back to stable. Only after you get your body back to stable are you able to make a secondary throwing action.

When you…

Continue

Pitching: Why pitching success seems so elusive?

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Pitching Stability.

Nature dictates you use your arms to stabilize your body. When you look at this in another way, only after you stabilize your body can you move your arms the way you want.

Rotational Force Creates Pitching Superiority.

Finishing…

Continue

What really controls a pitcher’s throwing (re)action?

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The single most important pitching measure.

When pitching, because you have only one foot on the ground, your pitching base of support transfers to your knees. The wider the distance between your knees, the more you’ll be able to keep your weight centered between your knees, the more…

Continue

Pitching: Your next motion will contain a critical error.

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 10:51am 0 Comments

Everyday stability.

Your base of support is the area between your feet.  You’re most stable when you center your weight in the middle of your support base. You move your weight outside your base of support and you throw yourself out of balance.

Pitching…

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At 2:25pm on November 3, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
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