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Use the Fast Ball to develop all pitching mechanics. Different grips making different speeds and movements are learned after the Fast Ball is mastered. Grip - the fingers are close together with the fingertips across two seams, four seams or with the seams. The grip is in the center of the ball with the ball placed at least one index finger away from the palm of the hand ...Release - the wrist is perpendicular to the ground and the palm faces the target ...Result - maximum velocity and force on a pitch with reverse 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock spin."

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Stance - The front foot is closed with the feet a comfortable distance apart. The back foot is parallel to the back of the plate... Weight Shift - The front foot rolls on the in-step as the knee begins to move backward... Stride - The front foot takes a short, soft, comfortable stride forward. The front foot lands on the inside ball of the foot as if "testing thin ice"... Swing - The front heel plants firmly on the ground as soon as the decision to swing is made. The back heel comes off the ground pivoting on the back toe as if "squishing a bug".. Follow-Through - Both feet remain on the ground with the body's weight almost entirely on the front foot."

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Effective Pitching Mechanics

In this 8 panel brochure, Baseball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover 83 detailed pitching mechanics broken down into well-defined movements for each of nine body parts during each phase of the pitching motion. These are the same mechanics professional coaches teach their players. 

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