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  1. Mike not this year. Thanks Howard
  2. Howard, Will there be a clinic during the 2012 MLK weekend in the Columbus Ohio area as in the past? I have had some of our players and parents asking about it. Thx, Mike
  3. You are asking the wrong person on this one....ask Ken Krause.

    How do you know Bastian and Lovie?

    Thanks Howard
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    Maybe you can help me. I'm trying to post a video of my daughter hitting in her last tour. And was hoping to get some feedback. but I keep getting error

    "The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters

    Also what is......

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    Looking to implement PEP for my team, the one drill I am not visualizing is the Scissors Jump listed below. Sounds like a regular lunge to me so I must be missing something. i know your a big PEP proponent, do you have video links on this drill?, or clearer description on how it varies from a standard lunge.

    E. Scissors Jump (20 reps)
    Elapsed Time: 11.5 - 12 min Purpose:

    Purpose: Increase power and strength of vertical jump.
    Instruction : Lunge forward leading with your right leg. Keep your knee over your ankle. Now, push off with your right foot and propel your left leg forward into a lunge position. Be sure your knee does not cave in or out. It should be stable and directly over the ankle. Remember the proper landing technique; accept the weight on the ball of your foot with a slight bend to the knee. Repeat 20 times.
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    Howard, Lovie Jung and Mike Bastian both have told me we teach the same stuff and should talk. I became very discussed with alot of the rotational crap on this blog. 99% of the people on this sight could'nt hit water if they fell from a boat, and were ripping people who have actually played the game. If you would like to contact me E-mail me at diamondsa@sbcglobal.net. Thanks, Mark Doran PS. Say hi to Bustos for me.
  7. We actually pull the bat out of the top hand using the lead arm elbow. We do not do one hand drills with full size bats as it will hurt their wrist, shoulder or elbow. Even pro players choke up and I think that is a mistake. This drill allows your top hand to assist your efforts and then at the right moment the momentum of the bat takes over and we hit the ball and extend into extension. Many of the girls get that big smile on their face and you know they felt it probably for the first time!

    We use this drill just for extension and finishing over the shoulder. We use the PVC sticks for one hand drills and it will not hurt them however because it is the exact length of their bat the mechanics have to be exactly the same.

    Thanks Howard
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    Hitter -- in the hand over drill are you basically loading and then starting the drill with two hands and then releasing (just before contact or near bat lag) to a bottom hand (lead-elbow) only contact-to-extension-to-finish?

    I think that's what you are describing is that correct?

    Is that instead of just doing bottom hand drills, or a complement to it?

    THANK YOU in advance for your time and instruction on this board.
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