Have you watched some of the other videos and the feedback?
What have you been working on with your boy and what do you believe he needs to improve?
I know that he tends to throw over his front leg. I think that is why he is off balance. Also I think he tends to over extend his pitching arm and relates to some biceps pain and front shoulder pain. He has had the same instruction as Joel my 11 year old but has always seemed a little stiff in his delivery. I am just really trying to get these flaws in his delivery corrected. Do you have any suggestions?
Also I have purchased the motion pro software and yes have viewed many of the videos, I just don’t know how to fix some of the delivery problems. I also have purchased your video analysis series. I haven’t gotten through all of them yet.
Did we miss charging you double??? LOL!
OK…for everyone try to think logically about how to fix things.
First you must identify that there is a problem and then the cause. Misinterpret that and you have real problems.
I would not have Luke lifting his leg up at his age. He just sinks down.
Try to think about his main problems.
1. at hand break he has not moved his body toward the plate
2. how is the timing of his arm swing – too early or too late?
What is one of the main things we preach? Weight shift before hand-break.
Is the pitcher moving his front hip toward the plate before he takes the ball out of his glove?
If he is not shifting his weight before hand break then what result might this produce? The arm gets up to shoulder height too early and he will stride short.
From the back angle put both of your boys at hand-break. Then watch frame-by-frame. Since your lefty has good timing because he takes the ball out of the glove later at the belt after weight shift…might not that be the prescription for Luke?
Also from the back angle I want you to notice how your lefty keeps his elbows positioned at hand-break and how is that different from Luke? Notice that Luke wants to pull his elbows back behind the line of his trunk. Fix that…which may occur naturally if he breaks his hands at his belt.
Also watch how Luke starts to turn the ball is his hand after hand-break and how this will affect his throwing arm and lead arm position.
You have a great model to follow already. Just study what your lefty is doing…the timing of it.
So the question is then – how will you logically fix Luke’s mechanics right now? Not a whole lot to work on.
Step toward the plate and then take the ball out of the glove while stepping out. That should do it. Make that forward step (getting the hip out before the front shoulder) more and more aggressive as you go along.
This could be a lot of fun coming up for you.
Study the Video Analysis DVD’s and this will really start to make sense and lights will go off on a regular basis. You will be way ahead of the baseball pitching world.
Again this is not rocket science.
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