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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    I emailed that Top Hand Arm Therapy Guy to see if he can help the swing with that 15-day program. Has anyone used him?
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    Taking time off and getting a hitting coach may be the best thing. Her team had one during the winter (a 4-year starter a Louisville), but at one point she told her to cast because she was jamming her arm into her side. Her first pithing coach we used also worked on her with hitting as well...
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    She'd love to become a pitcher/flex, but not sure any 10-U and later 12-U teams would go for that. If she turned into great pitcher at 14-U, yes, likely not an issue.
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    It took nearly 9 months after she broke her thumb to start swinging confidently again, and then she got hit swinging a bat for a 3rd time shortly afterwards. She doesn't want to bat after two broken thumbs and a 3rd time nearly breaking it. To me it's hard to tell her just go out there and...
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    Thanks, somehow it's the thumb that has been hit all three times (left twice, right once), which I think in a correct swing wouldn't be exposed. It's just sad, as she had just gotten comfortable mentally swinging again after she broke it last fall. I've thrown whiffle balls at her for 6...
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    Sadly, my DD seemingly wants to call it quits. She loves pitching and put a ton of time into it, but has no interest in trying to hit again.
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    Thanks, it sounds like this time she may only be out a week (maybe 2), but the trend worries me. She claims the pitch was an inside strike. She just really wants to pitch, but she can't specialize at 10 and she's going to have to become really good to just do that I imagine.
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    Do you know anyone that has tried to hit with that? I know it's mostly meant for catchers.
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    The one company I looked into, Xprotex, went out of business. She also keeps getting hit in thumbs, where they had no protection.
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    The first two times she was (badly) casting, which has been fixed. But now she drops her hands and points the knob up, which has been a struggle to fix. This time she hit the bottom hand, not even the top one. Video, turn off the sound to avoid hearing her scream...
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    Getting hit in hands when swinging

    For the 3rd time in four years, my 10-year-old DD has gotten hit in the hands swinging the bat. The prior two times she ended up with broken thumbs; this time she luckily didn't break anything despite it happening against a hard-throwing pitcher. My question is how common is this? Her...
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    Pitch count for a day?

    Just saw a 10-U girl throw over 270 pitches this weekend. Good thing they didn’t make the championship game.
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    Drills vs Full Motion

    I found a Tincher coach about an hour away. She said she is very drill oriented. Is this common of all Tincher coaches? For the pitching experts out there, do you prefer drills or practicing full motion to teach girls to pitch?
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    Tryouts

    Yes, the other 3 teams are 32 minutes, 30 minutes, and 22 minutes, so not that much farther. But the other stuff makes me less want to travel that far. Our friend was playing on a team from Chicago her last year or so of travel, so almost everything makes that look shorter.
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    Tryouts

    Yes, the plan was to stick with her current team at least one more year, as it was a good fit. But they didn't have enough pitchers for 12U, so they got rid of both 10-U and 12U. They are combining with their biggest rival (my daughter was the only girl on the team for another town) the town...

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