Mayybe I mised it but, is anyone considering the self-defense problem here? A line drive in the teeth will quickly cure having the glove down or out away from a good self-defense position.
Point that out to her. Then take rolled up socks, stand in front and to the side as she pitches. The instant she releases the ball throw the socks like you were throwing darts, RIGHT AT HER FACE! It wont take long to break that bad habit.
Then watch how fast her regular defense skills get.
Thankz Hal.....just got my book yesterday, can't sleep haha....AWESOME !!! I read your answer to the weight question...Not a fisherman....are they the size of a golf ball ??? I'm thinking sneaky now.....how about loading a baseball , or a tennis balll ??? so no one can know ...Thankz again...I'm in tough with my DD, and need every trick in the book....I remember my dad always telling me "you better walk the chalk"
This is done extremely slwo and always with a slight bend in the elbow. Start at aound 10;00, like you would a bowling ball. Slowly bring it down maintaining that bend in the elbow. Then, a slight lean forward and bring the ball up behind. From 10 to 3 like that should take 15 second. Do that in reverse over the next 15 seconds.
Dependin on the strength odf the pitcher you might need to get a 2 or even 1 pounder to start with. I am told that WalMart sells 'Piltes Ball' that come in a 1, 2 and 3 pound set. They are coated with plastic so no residue from the bare lead. I looked and asked at my local WalMart and did not find them.
Good luck and remember, do not do this fast at all.
Mine is on the way...
I just got your book and have read it twice.
I wanted to make sure I was clear on how you suggested warming up with the 2-4 pound fishing weight. Assuming one starts with the weight at their side, it sounds like they would swing their arm up and forward to the 10 o'clock position. From there, the arm swings down back to the 3 o'clock position which is behind the pitcher, correct?
You say the palm should face forward the whole time. As the arm swings through,the hand will rotate to keep the ball facing forward the whole time.
Does the 15 seconds mean to get from the 10 0'clock postion to the 3 o'clock position, or does it take 15 seconds to go from 10 to 3 and back to 10? Does 10 to 3 and back to 10 count as one rep? Doing 12 should take about 3 minutes, correct?
Sorry to ask so many questions. I want to make sure my daughers do it correctly.
Thanks again for the great book!