Wait, you still have to have your weight back before the delivery starts as you stated before, right?
Hi Mike, The pivot foot was my 12 yr. old’s problem also. It was simple to fix. Don’t start him out with the full step straight back. Ease into it more with a 45 degree step back, and gradually increase the angle until he’s where he needs to be. It took my son a good 10 to 12 bullpens to be comfortable with an (almost) straight step back. He doesn’t want to step straight back because it’s uncomfortable for him to start that way. With his velocity, I’m not going to argue with him. Just be sure to emphasize the pivot for those bullpens, and especially dont’ let him slow down his wind-up. Don’t try to correct too many other things until he’s gotten it. If you try it yourself, it’s not so easy to do while building momentum. It will take repetitions to get comfortable.
DTB, If you are stepping straight back as the first action in Momentum Pitching, and your lead leg then pushes your front hip through rapidly, then what will be your result? Where will your front hip be in relation to your lead shoulder as you push your body away from the rubber? The hip must be ahead of the shoulder. Have you tried this yet even slowly and thought it through so you fully understand what is happening and why? That is the best way to understand it after reading all the posts about it. Dick
Hello Dick, Is there any status update on the Pump and Drive DVD yet. Tony
Mr. Mills what do you suggest if my 12 year old is realy having a hard time turning his foot parallel to the rubber, doing mommentum pitching? Should he take a smaller step back? Or should he start turn more? mike
Remember there is no mechanical advantage to lifting the leg up to even waist height. Why? Because velocity is the result of forward momentum into a long stride…rather than lifting the leg up to a “balanced” position first. Lifting the leg up high may actually slow forward momentum. I will tell you that hitters will not like Momentum Pitching because they will have far less time to react. A change-up and any breaking ball from Momentum Pitching will be far more effective. Dick
So far, I’m getting comfortable with my momentum pitching delivery with some adjustments. But the thing is that I barely raise my front leg since it kind of disturbs me on getting me going front on high-speed. Yet still I land on flexed leg with long stride. I hope this is okay
JERRPD WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SOFTWARE YOU USE?
Where can I get the Momentum Pitching DVD? I do not see it on the Products page. I know it was offered like a year ago in an email…
don’t understand foot drag.if your front hip is lower at landing you will be able to get over the front hip.want this cause the back foot to come up off the rubber?
don’t understand foot drag in momentum pitching? could somebody explain
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