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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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How exceptional pitchers start!

A consistently small target window is essential to your pitching success. Your success begins with the way your “fight or flight response” interprets your movements into your starting position.An exceptional ending tells…See More
Wednesday
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Lower body engagement isn’t something you “do”; it’s something we make “happen”!

Your current Coach does his best to teach you to engage your lower body but continually fails! Imagine how many hours you’ve spent “trying” to “do” what you know you need to do, your Coach knows you need to “do”, but no one has ever been able to teach you.We’re proud to be the first to present 3 insanely simple tasks…See More
Sep 11
L.A. "Skip" Fast's blog post was featured

Stop wondering how to improve your command!

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve discussed “biomarkers”. Now, let’s look at how to use your “biomarkers” to improve your command.All roads lead to your foot placements.By following your “biomarkers”, you instantly discover how to make yourself more competitive at your current level and beyond.Your body position at the top…See More
Sep 6
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Stop wondering how to improve your command!

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve discussed “biomarkers”. Now, let’s look at how to use your “biomarkers” to improve your command.All roads lead to your foot placements.By following your “biomarkers”, you instantly discover how to make yourself more competitive at your current level and beyond.Your body position at the top…See More
Sep 4
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Do you control your “fight or flight” responses?

Anytime your subconscious perceives an imbalance, your “fight or flight” response produces a physiological reaction.Within your pitching motion, these are the 4 factors that determine how your “fight or flight” response reacts to your movements.Your “resting” state – Your body is at rest when your body is in balance.Your…See More
Aug 30
L.A. "Skip" Fast added a discussion to the group Pitching Coaches and Instructors
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“Biomarkers”: Your foolproof path to elite pitching command!

This is your body’s reality.Every time you move, your body produces a predictable “biomarker” (a “biological” + “marker”) telling you how your movement impacts your balance.As an example, you walk a balance beam and swing one foot away from the beam, to offset the weight shift created by your foot movement and without any…See More
Aug 23
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

“Biomarkers”: Your foolproof path to elite pitching command!

This is your body’s reality.Every time you move, your body produces a predictable “biomarker” (a “biological” + “marker”) telling you how your movement impacts your balance.As an example, you walk a balance beam and swing one foot away from the beam, to offset the weight shift created by your foot movement and without any…See More
Aug 23
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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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I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Pitching Instructor, Scout Baseball, Am a Baseball Author
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Major League
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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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http://www.propitchinginstitute.com

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How exceptional pitchers start!

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 8:51pm 0 Comments

A consistently small target window is essential to your pitching success. Your success begins with the way your “fight or flight response” interprets your movements into your starting…

Continue

Lower body engagement isn’t something you “do”; it’s something we make “happen”!

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 8:42pm 0 Comments

Your current Coach does his best to teach you to engage your lower body but continually fails!

Imagine how many hours you’ve spent “trying” to “do” what you know you need to do, your Coach knows you need to “do”, but no one has ever been able to teach you.

We’re proud to be the…

Continue

Stop wondering how to improve your command!

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve discussed “biomarkers”. Now, let’s look at how to use your “biomarkers” to improve your command.

All roads lead to your foot placements.

By following your “biomarkers”, you instantly discover how to make yourself more competitive at your current level and…

Continue

Do you control your “fight or flight” responses?

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

Anytime your subconscious perceives an imbalance, your “fight or flight” response produces a physiological reaction.

Within your pitching motion, these are the 4 factors that determine how your “fight or flight” response reacts to your movements.

  1. Your “resting” state –…
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At 2:25pm on November 3, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
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