If your ready to start, lets work on your wind-up because it is the first part of the pitch.
The first step is to place both feet on the pitching rubber. Your toes must make contact with the mound at the beginning of your pitch, or through your wind-up.
But I would be so much FASTER if I could take a step off of the rubber in the beginning!!
There are two things wrong with that statement right there. One, the umpires will call it an illegal pitch. And two, you have to use the pitching rubber to push off of to get more speed in your pitch.