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TRICK YOUR INNER EAR INTO PRODUCING COMMAND!

Your Inner Ear

Your inner ear monitors your body’s horizontal and vertical alignment.

Anytime your inner ear perceives a forward movement or senses a gravitational imbalance that jeopardizes your safety, your inner ear automatically and instantaneously replaces your current movements with the actions that’ll bring you back in…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on May 28, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments

ONLY ONE COACHING APPROACH CREATES COMMAND!

Does your Coach manage the way your think to move or does he manage your movements?

Inside/Out Coaching solves issues.

When examined closely, Inside/Out Coaching teaches a mental process.

Inside/Out Coaches …

  • Use the way your body processes gravity to produce remarkably effective, very repeatable and extremely productive…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on May 8, 2019 at 3:34pm — No Comments

ONCE AND FOR ALL, STOP STRUGGLING WITH YOUR LOCATION!

Is your pitching built on assumptions?

When little is known, much is assumed. As soon as you fall into the trap where assumptions are treated as fact, you never really know where any one pitch will end up.

When assumptive learning is all you know, you rightfully believe your assumptions are fact, but, when you try to explain why you miss your target as often as you do, assumptive learning falls apart.

Assumptive learning draws attention to what you don’t know, what…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 24, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

COMMAND IS ACHIEVABLE AND REPEATABLE

Centering your weight supercharges results

When you make your usual throwing action from a front leg lift ending with your weight centered between your knees, you…

  1. Enhance your throwing arm speed,
  2. Create later ball movement,
  3. Send more pitches directly into your target than ever before and
  4. Challenge every hitter…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 17, 2019 at 1:02pm — No Comments

DO YOUR FOOT PLACEMENTS PROMOTE COMMAND?

How do you begin your motion?

Before your front foot comes off the ground, you make conscious decisions where you’re going to place your feet.

Your foot placements tell gravity to end your starting position with …

  • Your weight centered over your back foot or
  • Your weight centered between your knees.

Beginning…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 11, 2019 at 9:19pm — No Comments

TURN GRAVITY INTO YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

Every time you get ready to throw a pitch, you expect it to travel directly into your Catcher’s target.

The reason you miss your target more often than you want boils down to one thing … gravity!

Even though you’ve lived with gravity since birth, even though gravity controls every movement you’ve ever made, you don’t realize what a huge…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 28, 2019 at 1:14pm — No Comments

This is the Only Way to Manage Your Pitching Motion.

You’ve dealt with this your entire life, yet it’s still stopping you from achieving your pitching dreams.

That force is gravity and it’s truly the missing link that’ll help you achieve your pitching dreams.

Since birth, gravity has governed every movement you’ve taken. No matter how you move, your brain takes your body through this 3-step,…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 22, 2019 at 2:39pm — No Comments

An Athletic Stance Guarantees Sustainable Command

Whether you’re a Little League Pitcher, already pitching professionally or any level in-between, ending your front leg lift in an athletic position is one of the undeniable differences between sustainable fastball command and not knowing where your pitch is going to end up.

Every athletic event starts from an athletic position.

No…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 15, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

Throwing reflexes create superior command.

How your body works.

Once you tilt your core, your body uses your arms to bring your core back to vertical.

Two ways to move down the mound.

There are 2 ways to move down the mound…

With a tilted core.

When you move down the mound with a tilted core, you use your arms to get your core back to vertical.…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 6, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

A simple solution to better fastball command.

Whether you’re a Little League Pitcher, a Professional Pitcher or any level in-between, between this blog and the movements presented on the Pro Pitching Institute web site, you’ll be a step closer to knowing how to use your fastball arm speed to deliver more pitches directly into your target.

If you’re new to this blog, you owe it to yourself to…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on February 28, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

How do you get noticed?

What’ll separate you from everyone else?

The answer is simple … sustainable fastball command.

Whether you’re a Little League Pitcher, a Professional Pitcher or any level in-between, the movements presented in the Pro Pitching Institute web site teach you how to use your lower body to produce pinpoint fastball…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on February 22, 2019 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Does what you see really reflect what happens?

Can you trust what you see?

It’s human nature that when you see someone throwing strikes with acceptable velocity or someone pitching for a high-profile Team, you trust what you see, memorize his movements and, to reproduce his results, attempt to copy his movements.

You naturally think your eyes are capturing truthful images, but what you…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on February 13, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

A Pro Pitching Institute Blog – Shoulder Your Command.

Not only is your weight distribution controllable, but by staying in balance, you keep your throwing arm free to instantly respond to your lower body activity.

How your body works.

  • When your body is in balance, your shoulders are level.
  • Level shoulders allow your throwing arm to complete your delivery.
  • Therefore, when…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on February 9, 2019 at 11:03am — No Comments

A Pro Pitching Institute Blog – Basic Fastball Command.

How your body works.

You’re bombarded with volumes of print, hours and hours and hours of video and unclear verbal instruction, but, when you tear everything down to its bare essentials, this is what matters.

  • Your body is instinctually driven to keep itself in balance.
  • One simple decision - where, before your front foot…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 30, 2019 at 9:37am — No Comments

A Pro Pitching Institute Blog – The 3-Stages to Elite Command.

How your body works.

  • Every movement, every pitch result is a reaction to a previous action.
  • Your body position at the top of your front leg lift determines how your body reacts going into your ball release.
  • Your legwork into your front leg lift determines your body position into the top of your front leg lift.
  • Every…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 24, 2019 at 9:31am — No Comments

Fanatical Command.

How your body works.

Whether pitching or merely going through your daily activities, your body is hardwired to keep itself in balance.

Your body accomplishes this by giving you no choice but to end your front leg lift with your weight centered in one of two places.

  • You end your front leg with your weight centered over your back…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 17, 2019 at 9:15am — No Comments

Control every hitter.

How your pitching sequence works.

When you do your normal delivery in slow-motion, one of two things happen. Either …

  1. You can’t help but end your movements with a spontaneous throwing (re)action or
  2. Your movements completely stop when your front foot strikes the ground and, to complete your delivery, you must think about making a…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 9, 2019 at 9:29am — No Comments

The Only Solution to Pitching Excellence

Only here will you find the one movement sequence guaranteed to produce sustainable pitching success! 

Your pitching motion contains more movement combinations than a Rubik’s Cube.  

A Rubik’s Cube has billions of movement combinations, but a series of very…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 2, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments

Is your command relatable?

How your body works.

  • Your body is a closed system.
  • Everything within a closed system relates to everything else.
  • By properly managing the movements within your closed pitching system, your throwing hand always comes through a very sustainable and extremely productive release window.

In pitching,…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on December 26, 2018 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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