Standards of Instruction Affirmation

As an affirmation of my commitment to “High Performance Pitching” excellence, I will encourage and instruct techniques reinforcing efficient and safe pitching mechanics. Below is a list of “foundational building blocks” that will be a consistent part of my instructional methods:

  • Posture and Core Stability
  • Internal Rotation and Pronation
  • Brush Trigger and Arm Stabilization
  • Arm Whip
  • Reciprocal Arms Timing and Balance
  • Hand Orientation
  • Ball Release Timing
  • Drive Leg Engagement & Unforced Opening
  • Backward Chaining & Progression Training
  • Positive Coaching

As an affirmation of my commitment to fastpitch pitching excellence I will refrain from teaching mechanics that may be inefficient or unsafe. Below is a list of movements which will not be in my instructional methods:

  • Hello Elbow/Forced Follow Through
  • Wrist Flips
  • Locked Out/Straight Arm/”Long Arm Circle”
  • Exaggerated Opening/Closing
  • Glove Arm Extremes
  • Palm on top of the ball or towards 2nd
  • Upper torso/shoulders muscling forward action
  • To Open/To Closed at release
  • Arm Circle not parallel with PL
  • Ninja Move (no brush trigger)/Butt Out/Clear a Path
  • Extreme Spiraling/Gyro pitches
  • Forced Figure 4/Flamingo Toe Drag
  • Stride foot landing angle extremes
  • Stride foot landing heel first
  • The use of “body english” to power or spin the ball
  • Crow-hopping/Airborne thrusting foot

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all paulygirl certified coaches must agree to these principles

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