Take the word Mechanics and scribe the word out in longhand. Ask a few people to do the same. I wouldn’t be a bit surprise to find no penmanship is the same. In fact, you’ll probably find a noticeable difference in style, neatness, even a spelling error or two.
What may seem obvious to many, should underscore the reasons why leaning how to pitch, and pitch properly, is so difficult. The long and the short of it is, we all have certain skills that are dictated by our coordination, our interpretation of the spoken word, our visual impression of what we see and by whom, then our ability to take the brain’s impulses and channel those impulses through the nervous system to the right combination of muscles. So, it’s no wonder some people have a lot more “it” then others for just about anything that you can name.
Now lets take pitching. There is no more of an unnatural act than a pitch. Why? Because the body has to be schooled, literally, in the proper sequence of events - the pitch cycle - to transfer load bearing movement to non-load bearing joints and a combination of joints, with a rhythmic combination of movements. Failure to concentrate, for only a tenth of a second, can have life altering effects. And if that wasn’t enough, those special movements are spelled out in rather strict terms according to certain rules and protocols of the pitcher’s position and the game itself.
Now here you are, visiting this or any other web site, trying to gather as much added value to subject as possible. To put it bluntly - you’re climbing a very, very steep mountain side. Even under the best of circumstances, a lot of this subject matter can be overwhelming.
The bottom line to this post of mine is to advise you to go easy with this experience. As you progress, understand your limits better than you understand your gains. Take a long walk and introduce yourself to … you. Know your true makeup, what makes you tick inside consistently. Only then, like the uniqueness of your own handwriting, will you understand how unique you are to this discipline - pitching. There will be some things that you will do well, while other things you’ll do a little less.