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With 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…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on May 22, 2018 at 12:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on May 8, 2018 at 11:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on May 1, 2018 at 11:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 24, 2018 at 9:53am — No Comments
I've seen it happen in almost all sports even at the professional level. In hockey I've seen players holding the puck too long when they should either shoot at the net or pass the puck to another teammate. This happens a lot on power plays especially if the team has that rare two-man advantage. In basketball we see some point guards holding the ball too long when they should be trying to either penetrate the key or pass it off. Of course…Continue
I do not know Dustin Lind but greatly appreciate the time and effort he has put in while accumulating the hundreds of videos in this library. Actually, thousands of videos when you consider there are several videos of most players in each folder. This is a tremendous resource for any player, coach or parent.
Be warned, you may end up spending hours watching…Continue
Added by Bill Stanton on April 17, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 5, 2018 at 3:07pm — No Comments
This is very interesting. The Library of Congress digitized thousands of scouting reports written by Branch Rickey from 1951-1964.
The approximately 1,750 baseball scouting reports from the 1950s and 1960s presented here are part of the papers of Branch Rickey (1881-1965), best known as the executive…Continue
Added by Bill Stanton on April 3, 2018 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Anytime any movement forces you to prematurely use your throwing arm for balance, you’ll use your throwing arm to offset any weight into your foot plant, lose your target area and shorten your competitive pitching career.
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 27, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Morristown Naturals play in the Morris Majors League Web Site below
Most players are college age or older most played in college or could have Very fun very competitive wood bat baseball league 2-3 games a week all over Morris County
Most players live in the towns surrounding Morristown (Randolph Madison Hanover Morristownship…Continue
A FREE online workshop with 2013 World Series winning catcher Ryan Lavarnway starts Monday.
Ryan Lavarnway will be sharing Major League secrets for better RECEIVING, FRAMING, BLOCKING & faster stronger THROW DOWNS.Continue
Added by Sarah Bernier on March 22, 2018 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Organizations are being mandated to switch to bats that perform like wood, which make hit balls slower. But it's a whole new expense.…
Added by Bill Stanton on March 22, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments
I am not one of those that always say, “The way we used to do things was the best.” I believe in getting on with the times. However, with some of the coaching methods now, like what Ron Washington teaches, I am not sure it is helping youth ballplayers. It is important to realize that kids are just developing their skills and…Continue
The movements you see within any Pitcher’s motion comes from the Pitcher’s instinctive drive to keep their lower body as their center of balance.
- A Pitcher with a lower body center of balance gives their body no reason to use their arms to get…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 20, 2018 at 7:14pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Stanton on March 20, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments
We have done quite a few giveaways where CheckSwing Members have taken home some great baseball gear to use on the field. This giveaway is unique, fun and patriotic!
Baseball is America's Pastime. Here's your chance to show that you believe this!
CheckSwing and Barnstable Bat Company are teaming up to give one lucky CheckSwing member a Star Spangled Banner Bat (tm) Flag Pole! If you're wondering what that is, here's a photo:…Continue
Q: Does the scholarship amount you offer a player predict his playing time?
A: When we meet with a young man and his family, there’s always two big elephants that walk in the room. And those are, “How much are we going to offer you and how soon can you play?” It’s a conversation about dollar amount and playing time. As important as both of those things are, you should understand that the two of those things…Continue
Added by Will Laurence on March 16, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Every pitch you’ve ever thrown has an impact your next pitch result. Seeing your next pitch to travel directly into your Catcher’s mitt while displaying the movement you expect tells you your long hours of preparation were worth…Continue
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 13, 2018 at 12:49pm — No Comments
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's April 2 issue, The Dominant 20.…
Added by Bill Stanton on March 8, 2018 at 5:37pm — No Comments