A Great Pitcher Needs One “HEEL” Of A Landing
Once upon a time I used to have the words “ball foot to ball foot” as my screensaver on my computer. At the time, I was a freshman at George Washington University trying to earn my place in the pitching program. I had a habit of locking out my front knee at landing, making it difficult to repeat my delivery. To remedy locking out my knee, my pitching coach taught me to drive off the ball of my foot (right leg) and land on the ball of my foot (left leg) to get my chest out over my knee and develop a consistent release point. Six months later, I was a Freshman-All American and led the team in wins, strikeouts, and ERA. I believed landing ball foot to ball foot was the answer to my personal success.