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    Pitching - Hips Open or Closed

    Her actual pitching coach throws more in a hybrid fashion, finishing across the body (maybe more like Hillhouse in that respect). It's not HE where the elbow is straight and to the catcher, but it's not IR either. The focus has been more keeping the arm loose and following through. She's...
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    Pitching - Hips Open or Closed

    I'm confused, because we have a friend who is a D-1 pitcher who says she's not staying open so her hip is closing before her hand gets through. Is what she saying correct?
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    Pitching - Hips Open or Closed

    What degree are her hips at in the pics, which is right around the time of her release? Her foot is around 45 degrees, but are the hips?
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    Pitching - Hips Open or Closed

    The hips open and closed concept confuses me a bit. On these screen shots, does my 9-year-old DD have her hips open in any of them or are they all closed in the screen shots? Thanks for any input.
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    What to do when a coach teaches something blatantly wrong and dangerous

    This was the group text from the coach parents got yesterday before practice: "I also want to make it clear to parents, if you wish to stay at practices you are to sit or stand n watch. I can't have parents swinging bats or interrupting practices. Technically parents aren't even supposed to be...
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    What to do when a coach teaches something blatantly wrong and dangerous

    I think she is older than me, as she has a son who graduated college. Yes, I initially tried to frame it as her not needing conflicting messages, but that did not go over well.
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    What to do when a coach teaches something blatantly wrong and dangerous

    Her DD doesn't cast, her mechanics are fine. My DD broke her thumb at practice (when she as with her rec team) when an assistant coach from the HS was pitching to the kids. She was throwing harder than my DD, or any one on that team, was used to (that team was pretty bad), and it appeared the...
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    What to do when a coach teaches something blatantly wrong and dangerous

    My 9-year-old DD just started playing for a 10-U travel team and was in the batting cage and not having a good day. The HC is watching and goes to her your elbow is too inside when you swing and you have to extend your arms, and she then promptly shows her a casting swing where the hands extend...
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