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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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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
Tuesday
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An Out-of-Control Throwing Arm Produces Very Predictable Results

Poor Results = Early Loss of Arm ControlWith 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 determines your throwing hand…See More
May 28
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

An Out-of-Control Throwing Arm Produces Very Predictable Results

Poor Results = Early Loss of Arm ControlWith 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 determines your throwing hand…See More
May 22
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

A Hip Tilt Destroys Your Command

(This blog takes your “pitching improvement” conversation from what you see to how your body interprets what you see.)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 their front hip doesn’t mean it’s something you want to do.In…See More
May 8
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

What messages does your starting position send your body?

A 1-inch difference between release points means a 7-inch difference at the plate.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 the mound, it needs to go into survival mode. While in…See More
May 1
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

What’s at the core of your location?

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 leg lift, you fire…See More
Apr 24
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Does Your Initial Back-Knee Position Impact Your Results?

When do your pitching results suffer?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 back.From the top of your front leg…See More
Apr 17
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What Pitchers fail to consider?

The Truth about Pitching.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 a pitching motion, you find a reason for everything you see, but, most of the time, the way you think about the pitching motion…See More
Apr 5
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INVOLVE YOUR LOWER BODY ON EVERY PITCH

Causes for NOT engaging your lower body.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.How does a lower body disconnect happen?When some movement…See More
Mar 27
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How your pitching chain drives or destroys your results?

Do you really understand your pitching chains?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 their center of balance back to…See More
Mar 20
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Expect better pitching results!

How often do your pitches do what you expect?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 it.You always execute your next pitch to the…See More
Mar 13
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Sustainable pitch location begins with your feet beginning under your hips.

Without an ability to locate your pitch, your dream of becoming a Major League Pitcher fades.Forward weight shifts.When you begin motion with your feet wider than your hips, your motion contains a forward weight shift. Your mind senses your forward weight and forces you use your throwing arm to offset your forward weight…See More
Mar 8
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Who’s best for your pitching? … Pitching Coach or Pitching Analyst

Your Pitching Coach.Your Pitching Coach’s job is to teach you how to keep your Team close enough to win. A Pitching Coach tells you what he thinks your motion should look like and uses your pitch results to remind you about what you need to do to improve your next pitch outcome.He sees your pitch results, he sees what you…See More
Feb 28
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

What direction is your motion taking you?

Forward momentum destroys pitching performances.Because your body is driven to keep itself stable, moving down the mound the forces you to use your arms to get your body back to stable. Only after you get your body back to stable are you able to make a secondary throwing action.When you let your throwing action…See More
Feb 12
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Pitching: Why pitching success seems so elusive?

Pitching Stability.Nature dictates you use your arms to stabilize your body. When you look at this in another way, only after you stabilize your body can you move your arms the way you want.Rotational Force Creates Pitching Superiority.Finishing your front leg lift with your weight evenly centered between your base…See More
Feb 6
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

What really controls a pitcher’s throwing (re)action?

The single most important pitching measure.When pitching, because you have only one foot on the ground, your pitching base of support transfers to your knees. The wider the distance between your knees, the more you’ll be able to keep your weight centered between your knees, the more often you end your front leg lift in a…See More
Jan 29

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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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Pitching … How to engage your lower body?

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

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…

Continue

An Out-of-Control Throwing Arm Produces Very Predictable Results

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

Poor Results = Early Loss of Arm Control

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

A Hip Tilt Destroys Your Command

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 11:56am 0 Comments

(This blog takes your “pitching improvement” conversation from what you see to how your body interprets what you see.)

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

What messages does your starting position send your body?

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 11:42am 0 Comments

A 1-inch difference between release points means a 7-inch difference at the plate.

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

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At 2:25pm on November 3, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
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