Pitching - A Better Leg Kick for Pitchers - Baseball By The Yard [VIDEO]



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Tom Orr
Metamora, MI
Concise and clear

This video is a very concise and clear explanation of how to teach leg kicks to pitchers of all ages.

September 2017

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Skip Fast
Pitman, NJ
A Better Leg Kick for Pitchers

Great advice, but, based upon the way the human body works, perhaps a different twist on a Pitcher's front leg lift needs to be discussed. I teach my Coaches to use the Pitcher’s front leg to prepare their back leg to keep their body in balance as the Pitcher moves toward their target. By doing this, my Coaches know their Pitcher will keep their arms uninvolved with their balance, allow their Pitcher’s throwing arm to spontaneously respond to their lower body activity and enable their Pitcher demonstrate sustainable command. By asking a Pitcher to move their front knee over their back knee, it becomes a physical impossibility for the Pitcher to NOT place their weight over their back foot. The only possible way for the Pitcher to move toward their target becomes a forward weight shift. The instant the Pitcher generates any sort of weight shift the Pitcher will instinctively use their throwing arm for balance (think about the way you mind takes over control of your arms as you walk a balance beam). When the Coach forces the Pitcher to use their throwing arm for balance, the Coach delays the Pitcher's their throwing arm into release which effectively compromises the Pitcher's command. I teach my Coaches to measure their Pitcher’s front leg lift, not on the front knee height, but whether they see signs their Pitcher’s front leg lift prepares the Pitcher to be instantly competitive at their next level. Your thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. Skip Fast Pro Pitching Institute Director - National Coaching Network

September 2017

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