Will too- early handbreak contribute to a pitcher rushing his motion? Kevin
I found this true for my 11 yr old. When we went to landing he was slightly rotated. After going back & seeing how he was taking the ball out of his glove I noticed that when he went up to balance he would start breaking his hands before his knee started down. Therefore, getting him in the high cocked position too early. Once we worked on him keeping his hands still until his front leg started down, we found that he got into the high cocked position on a more consistent basis. I’m sure it will take a few more sessions before he doesn’t have to think about keeping his hands still.
My son has a problem with early hand break from his leg lift, which you all know leads to getting his arm way to active too early into his delivery. I wanted to change his glove starting position to a lower postition around his mid-line and try to keep it there until he starts leading with his front hip. He is 8 yrs old any one else have any other ideas to share?
I would not have an 8 year old lifting his leg.
Start him with his hands mid to high chest with feet slightly spread apart.
Have him focus on moving his front hip out as his hands are coming down to break at the belt. Remember you want the hip to carry the leg along. We don’t want the leg shooting out.
See how far he can get that front hip moving before hand-break.
With a leg lift the hands should be up high on the chest. As the leg and hands move down the front hip should be leaning toward the plate so that at hand-break the leg is still slightly up. But he may not have the functional strength to do this right now that is why I would stick with no leg lift.
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