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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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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 believe to be true is a clever…See More
Feb 13
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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 your body is in balance, you’re able to complete your…See More
Feb 9
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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 comes off the ground, you place your feet - determines…See More
Jan 30
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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 action ends with your body in balance.Your pitch results.Your…See More
Jan 24
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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 foot orYou end your front leg with your weight…See More
Jan 17
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Control every hitter.

How your pitching sequence works.When you do your normal delivery in slow-motion, one of two things happen. Either …You can’t help but end your movements with a spontaneous throwing (re)action orYour movements completely stop when your front foot strikes the ground and, to complete your delivery, you must think about making a throwing action.You Control Your OpponentOut of…See More
Jan 9
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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 perceptive and simply executed movement patterns make it easy to get the same colored squares on the same sides.  Why…See More
Jan 2
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

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, your everyday life experiences matter.Picture yourself walking down a busy city…See More
Dec 26, 2018
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Make Pinpoint Command Your Expectation

How your body produces results. A baseball is an object. As an object, you release point determines where your baseball lands and how it behaves. When you come into your foot plant using your throwing arm for balance, your throwing arm path interferes with what you want the baseball to do. Keeping your throwing arm free to respond to your hips generates the…See More
Dec 20, 2018
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Automate Your Command

How your body works.Your body is hard wired to keep your weight centered between your feet.When your weight shifts from center, your body dictates your movements.When your weight is centered between your feet, you’re free to move your arms anyway you want.Is your command something you do?Performing your pitching motion in slow speed quickly answers this question.When, as…See More
Dec 12, 2018
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Command Rules

The way your body works.Your body functions under the same set of rules as everyone else.Everyone’s body is hardwired with the same action/reaction patterns.Impersonating a Pitcher.When a Pitcher or Coach doesn’t know the rules, they use their experience, beliefs and acquired knowledge to explain what they see.Sadly, every time you go against the rules you get…See More
Dec 5, 2018
L.A. "Skip" Fast commented on L.A. "Skip" Fast's blog post Simplifying Command.
"Grant, I'm thrilled to bring new insights to the Check Swing community. Thanks for the kind thought.  SkipPro Pitching Institute"
Dec 1, 2018
Grant Clifford commented on L.A. "Skip" Fast's blog post Simplifying Command.
"Good stuff! I always learn something reading your posts."
Dec 1, 2018
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Nov 30, 2018
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Simplifying Command.

The way your body works.Your brain listens to your movements.While you move, to make sure your body stays upright and balanced, your brain constantly sends instructions back to your body.At the same time, your brain orchestrates micro-adjustments that’ll smoothly transition you from one movement to the next.When you combine every adjustment your brain makes, the likelihood…See More
Nov 28, 2018
L.A. "Skip" Fast posted a blog post

Gravitate toward command.

Gravity is the elephant in the room.Baseball treats gravity as something that applies to everything except pitching, when, in fact, it’s gravity that rules your pitching motion.The way your body works.Your body is driven to equalize gravity.Since you’re born with the ability equalize gravity, reacting to the impact gravity has on your body is something that happens, not…See More
Nov 21, 2018

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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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L.A. "Skip" Fast's Blog

Does what you see really reflect what happens?

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 10:03am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

A Pro Pitching Institute Blog – Shoulder Your Command.

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 11:03am 0 Comments

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…
Continue

A Pro Pitching Institute Blog – Basic Fastball Command.

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 9:37am 0 Comments

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…
Continue

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

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 9:31am 0 Comments

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…
Continue

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