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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 with your weight over your back-foot compromises your command.

Your foot placements mean gravity ends your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot.

From this position, gravity forces you to stride down the mound.

As an instinctual reaction, gravity uses your throwing arm to balance your stride and, once gravity completes your foot plant, to rebalance your weight between your feet.

By ending your foot plant in a balanced position, delivering any pitch into your target becomes a separate battle.

When you end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot, your success is determined by how well you overcome your failures.

As you’re about to realize, you become more successful by ending your front leg lift with your weight centered between your knees.

Beginning with your weight centered between your knees promotes success.

Your foot placements mean gravity ends your starting position with your weight centered between your knees.

This puts you in a position to rotate down the mound around an axis that gravity created as your front foot came off the ground.

By rotating down the mound, you keep your throwing arm uninvolved with your balance.

As an instinctual reaction, to get your body back in balance, gravity completes your foot plant and uses your throwing action to get you back in balance.

With gravity turning your throwing action into a natural reaction, your ball travels into your target more often than when your foot placements were more arbitrary.

Here’s the good news.

By following the back foot orientations, foot placements and front leg lifts outlined at the Pro Pitching Institute, your location will challenge every hitter on every pitch. 

Tell a friend! Have a friend struggling with their pitch command? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute.

Skip Fast
Freelance Pitching Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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