In case you missed (Part 1) on why I Teach Pitching Mechanics by FEEL, here’s the link. (No worries, we’ll wait for you.)
Why do people always fall for that?
Anyways, for those of you caught up, whatdya say we keep movin onto Part 2?
In Part 1 we discussed the very first letter in the acronym FEEL, and that was… Focus.
Without a crystal clear focus, it’s impossible.
Think about it… How do you know what to FEEL if you never knew what you were trying to FEEL?
Today, we’re going to discuss the E. Any ideas on what the E stands for?
E – Experience
The best lessons in Life are self taught and the most memorable life experiences are FELT.
Why is Experience so important and how does it apply to FEEL?
I would typically say, “Great question” but I wrote it and that would sound cocky, so I’ll pretend you said it.
Experience is important for many reasons:
Until you actually go out and do it yourself, you’ll never truly understand. You see… There’s a difference between knowing and understanding. Knowing can be read in a book – Understanding can write the book. Until you actually Experience it for yourself, you’ll never truly understand.
The more experience you have in pitching the more efficient your body will perform during competition.
That’s just one reason why I teach my pitchers to redefine failure. After all, it’s only failing if you never learn why you fail.
But some people don’t see it that way.
And that’s why they are constantly making the same mistakes over and over.
They never create a training environment which allows the player to Experience, or FEEL, what they’re trying to do.
There’s never a time to learn by failing.
The training environment is very result oriented.
There’s a negative air where every move is questioned.
And whenever the pitcher goes out on game day and performs the way he’s been trained, and God forbid, fails…
Who gets the blame?
I guarantee you it’s not the coach.
How do I know this? Cause I’m just as guilty as the coaches I”m talking about. I used to the be that same guy.
And it wasn’t until I learned the power of FEEL, that I decided to make a change myself. Since that time, my players have thrived and more importantly… Learned to coach themselves by FEEL.
FEEL is the body’s native language.
FEEL shortens the gap between perception and reality.
Honestly, FEEL is the reason The Core Velocity Belthas been so successful. It teaches pitchers how to FEEL the most important region of their body. The area that connects the legs to the arm… The hips.
Think about this…
Every move you make in baseball is rotational.
Sit the bench
None of these can be accomplished without your hips assistance. Like most of you guys know, try teaching a pitcher or hitter how to use their hips… When they CAN’T FEEL them.
So, today’s lesson ends like this…
Tomorrow when you go out to practice, do yourself a favor. Do your very best to mix it up a little bit. Step outside your comfort zone.
Do it right and then do it wrong.
Do it left-hand and the right hand.
Cause until you learn to FEEL wrong, you ain’t ever gonna FEEL right.
That’s where the Big E comes into play… Experience FEEL my man. I think you’re going to like it and I’m damn sure your brain and body are going to love it.
Trust what you FEEL!
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