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    Daughter has started working with her new hitting coach and has been a few times now. He is working on her base and sequence in this video. Some of her swings are game speed and a couple are a toe touch drill.
    Please let me know what you think. I don't know how to show the video on my thread...Just the link so if someone could help I would appreciate it.


    Hitting Lesson Age 13 - YouTube

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    Overall she is looking OK, she does have a good base and if she progresses through the rest like that she should be fine.

    I saw a few things to address but the biggest one I saw was not being "quick to". It might be just the way I happen to watch the video I always pause the video as quickly as I can numerous times to see various positions and one frame I happened to pause on had her elbow slotted, hands well behind hips and elbow and dropped parallel to ground and bat head already down parallel too.

    And my final comment which is a pet peeve of mine but just seems like there is not anything to be done girls hitting balls off the tee fastest than you can put them up. You even hear the instructor say slow down, I think I am going to start making girls either count to three or four out loud or maybe give ques like "feet set, knees bent, nice V, ready" before they swing.

    Keep up the good work

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    She spins on her back foot (bug squisher) I don't see much of a drive from the back leg. The hands follow the hips, not the sametime or before the hips. Also like David Carter said, she has bat drag, hands behind the elbows.
    Last edited by nanotech14; 01-25-2013 at 12:35 PM.

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    I agree she has bat drag and a slight bug squish, but I feel like she is making progress. I grew up playing baseball and all I ever heard was squish the bug so obviously that is what I taught my DD. David I think what you are referring to as "Quick to" is a result of the drills he was working with DD during her lesson that day. I will continue to send in more videos as I can of her progress, but I wanted to here from you guys as to what she needs to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanotech14 View Post
    She spins on her back foot (bug squisher) I don't see much of a drive from the back leg. The hands follow the hips, not the sametime or before the hips. Also like David Carter said, she has bat drag, hands behind the elbows.
    You want the hands to lag the hips just slightly...correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drc9805 View Post
    You want the hands to lag the hips just slightly...correct?
    Yes you want to be hips first IMO (although we had a recent thread where some advocated more together) I was focusing on upper body, but you should never be in a position where you are lined up elbows first, then hands, then bat all parallel to the ground.
    Last edited by David Carter; 01-25-2013 at 05:37 PM.

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    The very first thing I look at usually is the placement of the tee. The tee in this video is way too far out front. Set the tee somewhere between the inside of her front foot and the centerline of her body. The closer to the centerline the better. This is for middle pitches (because the tee is usually set up in the middle). For outside or inside practice it will be different, of course.

    She will probably have difficulty understanding how to drive the ball up the middle from a deep tee. Don't brush this off and adjust the tee; rather, the batter needs to adjust. If she can't hit it up the middle from a deep tee, something is not right with her swing.

    The hip should start the swing ahead of the hands, but don't let the shoulders fly open with the hip lead. Throw the barrel head inside the ball; don't drag the hands (knob) to the ball.

    Read as many of the threads as possible. The Megan's tee thread is one of the basics.
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    Sorry. for some reason the vid speed on this jumped up when I uploaded it. It looks slow on my desktop, but fast on the net.
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    Another try



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