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  1. Laphoneman

    Teaching to spin

    Ok because Im OP trying to learn my DD throws a spiral fastball and a 1-7 drop if her stride toe is pointing to catcher. And a 10-4 that moves away from rhb If stride foot is at 45. I think someone said her hips closing to fast maybe causing this difference. Im trying to explain her hand has...
  2. Laphoneman

    Teaching to spin

    remember Im just trying to learn that’s why I’m asking questions but what I got from you is learn the fastball then release the fastball early it will be a drop then don’t throw the fastball anymore. Simplicity
  3. Laphoneman

    Teaching to spin

    Thanks for the drill and information. we will being working on it.
  4. Laphoneman

    Teaching to spin

    I’ve mentioned several times on here that I can’t find a pitching coach in my area. And over and over Im told I need to find DD a pitching coach. So I try to find her a “pitching coach” and Im not liking what im finding. So Im asking should DD be forcing shoulder forward with arm straight down...
  5. Laphoneman

    TTB vs HTTB

    T Thank you I’ve been wanting to post my thoughts on this subject but you worded it perfectly. There’s no way everyone is going to agree on a best swing mechanics because both push and pull mechanics can work great. what is best for your student may not be best for my student. With my DD...
  6. Laphoneman

    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    We are being told usssa is requiring a waiver be signed
  7. Laphoneman

    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    Louisiana opening sports this Friday May 15
  8. Laphoneman

    Change

    my DD drives straight over her toe and really digs in with her toe like an anchor. the pitch usually follows the direction of her hips so if dragging hard opens her hips ball inside. She has to focus on her hip direction While anchoring the toe. The harder she drags the slower the pitch.
  9. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    Yes on a normal rubber she starts out with her heel to front of rubber then slides back to instep in her rock back thank you
  10. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    She set her goal to go from 52 to 54 this year and reached it by April mostly due to the QOTH getting her to push back instead of down into the ground. With most of the suggestions being about leaning more and more bend and drive in knee while striding with knee instead of foot we are hoping to...
  11. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    My reply was directed more to trying to figure out if Mr Hillhouse meant she could find more speed now or if he meant something to look forward to as she progresses. We are going to be working on the suggestions we got and they are greatly appreciated.
  12. Laphoneman

    Potential for injury

    It could open a can of worms or it could be the information they need a new pitching coach. Maybe even assure op that her DD is in good hands and has nothing to worry about. I think most information you get on DFP is honest opinions from people and coaches that are really trying to help.
  13. Laphoneman

    Potential for injury

    Unless that person saw a mechanical flaw in her pitching that will probably result in an injury. I see girls all the time that have form issues that have to be causing them pain. But they keep pitching. Maybe post a video and let some of the coaches take a look at her form.
  14. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    There is a new thread on may7 potential for injury where they are discussing pitching all out and possibility of injury. Many comments on keep pitching all out. My DD does not pitch all out She is trying to relax shoulder and whip. She seems to muscle up and throw when she tries to throw hard...
  15. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    Yes I’m having trouble getting her to grasp the hinge concept that the shoulders will be in front of her hips when she does it right. I’ve showed her diagrams and her videos. It’s something we need to spend more time on. Would standing long jumps be a way to help her feel the hinge and exploding...
  16. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    Im only a student of the art.
  17. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    South east Louisiana
  18. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    She is increasing speed about 2mph/year Just reached 54. The faster it goes the more it moves. Lately the faster it goes the less she hits her spots. when she is missing it’s usually towards down the middle. So we only work the edges. I will try to get a behind the pitcher and plate shot today...
  19. Laphoneman

    Pitching analysis 14u Please

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated! I put DD on here once a year then we work on the suggestions. I need all the help I can get because I can only find HE pitching coach in our area.
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