Today was a little challenging considering that my pitching coach has every pitcher must come to their waste on the stretch leg kick. For two years i had been using the “slide step”, instead of the classical leg kick.
Also instead of my original “gate leg swing” on my step towards home so i could get a little more velocity the coach says i must use the forward hip thrust so i can get more resistance and bite on my slider and curve.
These two changes have thrown off my release point and my control has seemed to go a little high.
However the challenges, coach says he does like my break and said that i have a good looking zip on my four seamer. He wishes i had a good change, but really likes my slider. I hope i can start bringing my pitch back down, and i like the bite my slider has now. Still having a little trouble getting my curve to stay low from release, now it has a sort of looping action.
Any thoughts or stories similiar to mine?