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"Why I Teach Movement... Not Mechanics!"

Tell me something please...

Why doesn't every pitching coach

Teach Movement, Not Mechanics?

  • Movements are natural, mechanics are not.
  • Movements can be FELT, mechanics cannot.
  • Maybe you just didn't know?

You could make a million throws in a row and none of them, not a single one would show up exactly the same way on the video, or computer screen.

Heck.. You can't even write your name the same way twice, yet you want to somehow magically repeat the same mechanics? Talking about setting your body up for failure.

Sorry, brother. Ain't gonna happen.

Here's how I look at it.

  • I can FEEL Movement.... Not Mechanics.
  • If I can FEEL it, I Can Understand it... Not Mechanics.
  • If I FEEL it, I can remember it... Not mechanics.

And here's the kicker...

Today's pitcher is LOOOOONG on information but short on communication.

They're confused by every coach, or instructor having their own personal Black Book on proper mechanics. They spend their time in front of computers and screens instead of dirt mounds and backstops.

Is there a more natural and effective way to communicate to the human body, other than FEEL?

Either way you go, good or bad....The Body will respond to FEEL.

I could keep going but I'm not. Just wanted to give you a better understanding of why I'm constantly preaching...

Think Movement... Not Mechanics

And watch how much better your mechanics get.

Trust what you FEEL!


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Comment by L.A. "Skip" Fast on April 19, 2017 at 8:34pm


You're right on point.

Taking this a step further... a coach needs to teach the player the movements that produce a specific FEEL. 

A coach who neglects or ignores this step puts the player in a position to spend hours trying to figure out for themselves how they need to move to produce a particular FEEL.

A coach who teaches the player the movements producing a particular FEEL stops the player from wasting valuable time trying to figure out what the coach should have taught them in the first place. Instead, the coach can make productive use of this time by helping the player think about their movements in a way that removes any and all possible reasons for them not producing a predetermined FEEL.

Well done!

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute


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