Crazy to think even MLB are guilty of using this suicidal phrase…
Any idea what it is?
Last month I was working with a pitching staff during Spring Training. Without thinking (obviously), one of the younger pitchers grabbed my attention and slowly spoke his death sentence when he asked…
“How did that one look?”
“How did it look?” I asked.
I guess a better question would be…
“How did it FEEL?”
Like most pitchers these days, the young man was conditioned to ask for the coaches opinion. You gotta realize that today’s pitching generation has grown up in a facility where pitching lessons are the norm. And in my experience, the more time a pitcher spends in lessons, the more addicted he becomes.
Addicted, you say, Lantz?
As I’ve written about many times, the majority of young pitchers are addicted to pitching mechanics.
And because of this lack of trust, they struggle to FEEL anything.
Because they’re constantly at the mercy of another man’s opinion. Much like a Victoria’s secret model walking the runway. After each and every throw, waiting for a cat-call or seductive whistle being vocalized by their instructor.
After hearing the question a second time, I stopped what we were doing and brought the staff together and asked…
“Imagine if you chose your wife based on your pitching instructor’s perception of beauty.”
“How long do you think that marriage would last?”
They chuckled. Then realized I was serious.
The point was taken.
Now that I had their attention, I let them know…
Because as long as the efficiency of your pitching mechanics are at the discretion of another man’s opinion, they’re going to constantly be in a state of flux. Changing with the winds.
And whenever you’re constantly changing, without any notion of why they should be changed… Except the coach “said so”.
You’ll never reach your potential.
At the end of the day….
The top pitching coaches in the country, the ones I’m fortunate enough to call my close friends… Don’t care how your pitching mechanics look, only how they FEEL.
The ultimate goal with all the tech and data today is simple…
And that’s the top priority in each of my 3-Day Core Velocity Pitching Programs.
I teach you how to self-coach so you’ll never, ever have to rely on another man picking your wife, or your pitching mechanics.
You’ll leave with a 4-step simple process which will allows you to create a FEEL for the data.
In other words…
You’ll have the self-coaching system you need to create a learned association (FEEL) for the data and really, that’s what development is all about.
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Trust what you FEEL!
P.S: The top pitching coaches in America are the top pitching coaches in America for a reason. Crazy to think they share the same idea and fundamental concepts we discussed in today’s post.
The message in this video is one every single pitcher needs to hear, immediately! (Click the GIF below to hear the message loud and clear.) .
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