A couple pitchers on my team don’t like shaking off the catcher on pitch selection. If you’re in the same boat, one suggestion is NOT to shake.
Instead, have your catcher put down a sign and wait a sec. If you don’t start your delivery, he’ll put down a second sign and wait a sec. If you don’t start your delivery, he’ll put down a third sign and wait a sec, etc.
This way, you’re not shaking him off and, with a little practice, you’ll start getting quick with it and it’ll be a seamless process. I did this when I pitched instead of shaking my head … I just stared in until I got the sign of the pitch I wanted to throw. Helped me work faster, stay focused.
What do you like to do? Shake, no shake, something else?