The most critical pitching mechanics of the high velocity pitcher is his ability to separate his hips and shoulders at front foot strike. Learning how to master this high velocity component of separation is extremely challenging but has the potential to significantly enhance ball speed.
Studies show high velocity pitchers create more hip to shoulder separation than low velocity pitchers (2). Studies also show an 80% potential of pitching velocity from this single pitching component (1). The problem is the benefits of hip to shoulder separation are becoming more common but very few have the understanding of how it is created and most importantly how it is implemented into the pitching delivery. Learning how to master separation could mean the difference of playing high school baseball to playing professional baseball.
In this article, you will learn how I discovered the secrets to mastering hip to shoulder separation and how this lead to the development of the 3X Pitching Velocity Program. You will also be linked to the 3X Velocity Class #2 on How to Master Separation. This will include science and drills to learn and master this component so you can become a high velocity pitcher. [Read more...]