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How to do... Success

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Your Coach determines your success.

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Elite pitchers focus on their motion, not their results.

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Hand Yourself Elite Pitching Command

This is your body’s reality.Your body is driven to use your arms to maintain your balance. Your hand separation tells you the exact moment you begin using your arms for balance and, armed with this information, reveals how you can improve your command.During your motion, your hand separation tells you your throwing arm…See More
Aug 15
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Stride into pitching greatness!

This is your body’s reality.Because your body is driven to keep itself in balance, your initial foot placements determine your stride. When you come into your starting position with ...A front-to-back movement and a tilted core, your stride moves you down the mound.A front leg lift that promotes an upright core, your…See More
Aug 6
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How to shoulder better pitching results?

Your instinctively shoulder/hip alignment impulse.As a subconscious response, your body keeps your shoulders over your hips.Whenever your shoulder/hip alignment is off, your body’s priority becomes getting your shoulders and hips realigned.A Dynamic Motion Taps this Impulse.You end your front leg lift with your shoulders…See More
Jul 31
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Pitching – Is your weight centered between your knees?

How does your body define balance?Let’s say I ask you to jump on a balance beam and, as quickly as you can, touch your nose.- At first, you can’t control your arms. - You take a couple of deep breaths to let your mind settle your body over the beam. - Once your mind senses you no longer need your arms for balance, you…See More
Jul 24
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Pitching – You’re one foot away from better command.

Pitching aside … How do your foot placements impact your arms?When your feet are wider than your hips, to get any one foot off the ground, you’re forced to shift your weight over your back-foot.With all your weight over your back foot, to move anywhere, you must take a “step”.Your “step” shifts your weight away from your…See More
Jul 17
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Pitching - Feeling balance isn’t being in balance.

Your mind wants to keep your body in balance.For example, anytime your mind senses you’re falling, to keep you from hurting yourself, your mind instantaneously takes control of your every movement.Being in balance.“Being in balance” is ending your front leg lift with your weight centered between your knees.At the top of…See More
Jul 10
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Jul 3
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Elite pitching results are more mental than physical.

These elements drive your success.These basic elements that go into every pitch result.Your Subconscious – To keep your body in balance, your mind is programmed to automatically rearranges your body parts.Your Physiological Factors – When your mind rearranges your body parts, you’re hardwired to always react to the same…See More
Jun 27
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Pitching … How to engage your lower body?

The best and easiest way to challenge every hitter on every pitch comes from turning your throwing action into a lower body reaction.These are the choices you have to engage your lower body.Your front leg lift.By ending your front leg lift with your weight centered just in front of your back foot, your core is upright,…See More
Jun 19
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An Out-of-Control Throwing Arm Produces Very Predictable Results

Poor Results = Early Loss of Arm ControlWith a hip tilt at the top of your front leg lift, as you move down the mound, you use throwing arm to offset your stride.When your front foot hits the ground, your stride tempo will determine your throwing arm path.  In the end, your throwing arm path determines your throwing hand…See More
May 28
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

An Out-of-Control Throwing Arm Produces Very Predictable Results

Poor Results = Early Loss of Arm ControlWith a hip tilt at the top of your front leg lift, as you move down the mound, you use throwing arm to offset your stride.When your front foot hits the ground, your stride tempo will determine your throwing arm path.  In the end, your throwing arm path determines your throwing hand…See More
May 22
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A Hip Tilt Destroys Your Command

(This blog takes your “pitching improvement” conversation from what you see to how your body interprets what you see.)How do pitchers with a hip tilt perform at the highest levels?Just because you see a lot of professional pitchers lift their front knee above their front hip doesn’t mean it’s something you want to do.In…See More
May 8
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What messages does your starting position send your body?

A 1-inch difference between release points means a 7-inch difference at the plate.Elite location (nearly 65% of your pitches travel directly into your Catcher’s mitt) comes from your starting position telling your body’s invisible blueprint that, as you move down the mound, it needs to go into survival mode. While in…See More
May 1
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What’s at the core of your location?

In past blogs we’ve defined single-legged “balance” as having your weight centered within your knees which brings your core into an upright position. We promote “balance” not only to keep your glove arm free to rotate your body around your core, but to keep your core upright.From the top of your front leg lift, you fire…See More
Apr 24
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Does Your Initial Back-Knee Position Impact Your Results?

When do your pitching results suffer?When you begin your delivery with your back knee to the home plate side of your back foot, as your front foot comes off the ground, you end your backward hip shift with all your weight over your back foot and your core tilted from front to back.From the top of your front leg…See More
Apr 17
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What Pitchers fail to consider?

The Truth about Pitching.What you think you see isn’t what happens.Human nature dictates, when you see something you don't understand, you come up with a reason for what you see.  When you see a pitching motion, you find a reason for everything you see, but, most of the time, the way you think about the pitching motion…See More
Apr 5

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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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Hand Yourself Elite Pitching Command

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:28pm 0 Comments

This is your body’s reality.

Your body is driven to use your arms to maintain your balance. Your hand separation tells you the exact moment you begin using your arms for balance and, armed with this information, reveals how you can improve your command.

During your motion,…

Continue

Stride into pitching greatness!

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

This is your body’s reality.

Because your body is driven to keep itself in balance, your initial foot placements determine your stride. When you come into your starting position with ...

  • A front-to-back movement and a tilted core, your stride moves you down the…
Continue

How to shoulder better pitching results?

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Your instinctively shoulder/hip alignment impulse.

  • As a subconscious response, your body keeps your shoulders over your hips.
  • Whenever your shoulder/hip alignment is off, your body’s priority becomes getting your shoulders and hips realigned.

A…

Continue

Pitching – Is your weight centered between your knees?

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 11:59am 0 Comments

How does your body define balance?

Let’s say I ask you to jump on a balance beam and, as quickly as you can, touch your nose.

- At first, you can’t control your arms.

- You take a couple of deep breaths to let your mind settle your body over the beam.

- Once your mind…

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