I posted a side and back video of Dodgers Clayton Kershaw’s mechanics on the Momentum Pitching forum. You should all take a look and ask yourself again – why am I messing with a leg lift if it provides no benefit and just complicates mechanics.
When does Kershaw start building his momentum.
Why do I call his delivery a no leg-lift delivery?
Just making sure, but what are the odds that some arrogant Little League District umpire questions the legality of the momentum pitching wind-up??? Is there a specific rule governing continuous foot contact with the rubber.?? It looks to me as if there is really no difference between the momentum approach and the traditional step back windup – save for the lack of a leglift.??
There is always a risk of dumb-dumbs creating problems.
I have never heard of this with any of our momentum pitchers over the years as it would be very difficult to see any lifting of the leg away from making contact with the rubber.
Thanks coach.?? Here’s another one of my biggest issues – staying sideways longer, almost??until touchdown. ?? Is there anything in particular I should focus on??to achieve this or could you direct me to a particular video you’ve put up. Thanks. tom
There are two issues here to focus on.?? One would be to just make sure there is nothing that is causing the early rotation.?? That is usually the case.?? Back leg collapsing, lead leg swinging, posture – leaning forward or backward.
The other issue is hip flexibility.?? If the hips are tight and do not allow you to move out longer then the body says we have to turn early because we don’t have the flexibility to continue moving.
That is what I would look at.?? Just make sure you are identifying the correct cause.
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