need some help here. calebs back foot just started to drag in a 45 degree ankle towards first base in his delivery and i don’t know why. we just got back from a small bull pin and tried to correct it but nothing changed.
2 videos are on the other post , could not for somereason get them on here
It all starts because of a combination of not keeping his trunk back and early hip rotation.
Notice that his front foot immediately begins to turn toward the plate…rather than go sideways.
The early rotation is the result of his collapsing his back leg and not keeping his trunk upright. Notice he sandwiches his trunk or bends forward at the waist.
This positions the weight to the inside of his support or back foot which makes it impossible for him to keep his foot down and back at the rubber until just as his to get up on the ball of his foot starts to make its turn toward the plate.
Caleb cannot therefor get up on the ball of his foot so he can control his back leg thus the back foot just rolls off toward 1st base.
The fix is to not rush out and get too far forward at landing and to keep his trunk upright.
Also he is not getting his lead arm up while his throwing arm is still down and back. This prevents him from using his lead arm to speed up his trunk and to position his throwing elbow above the line of his shoulder. Also notice that just before he extends his elbow into ball release that his elbow is ahead of his trunk…when it should in line with it or behind it. This adds stress to the elbow and forces the arm to over-work.
Also he is over-striding. Notice how far his knee is positioned behind his landing foot ankle. This is the result of early hip rotation and collapsing. This is preventing him from bracing his front hip and knee thus his trunk has already started rotating once he braces.
It is all about fixing the way he starts and not rushing out, collapsing his back leg, keeping his trunk upright and using his lead arm do that at landing his nose is over his belt buckle and not too far forward.
At hand-break you would like to see the head still over the back hip.
I assume he shuts down unil mid-Nov. because of football?
Rick et all,
No pitcher should practice when fatigued. That is the surest way to get mechanics messed up.
got it dick, it’s funny this just all of a sudden happen with the back foot thing. i am also thinking this could have something to do with football practice and the body being tired with 2 a day practices. shin splents and being beat up.
thanks dick , we will have plenty to do this winter
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