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    Wrist Flexion and Extension

    Trying to square up to increase her arsenal, extra mph would be a bonus. You're right, would be pretty tough to teach. A few things to think about when pitching. LOL
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    Wrist Flexion and Extension

    So don't mess with the release. Makes sense. Just trying to think of ways to help her get to the correct spin for a drop ball. She's been working at spin for a while and just not getting there. I'm probably just messing her up the more I tell her when we pitch. A coach of hers told her to...
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    Wrist Flexion and Extension

    Snapping through release. I guess it all depends on how the mechanical action happens. If it is purposely trying to make your wrist snap through release (muscle up with wrist and forearm), I would agree with you. Drop ball would be slower. Now if the arm stays loose and whippy through...
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    Wrist Flexion and Extension

    Say you put a screw into the ball. The screw would be pointing directly back at you with bullet spin. It would move 90 degrees to the side when throwing a drop ball. More wrist flexion through release would be needed to go from bullet to drop assuming equal ir palm up with both pitches. More...
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    Wrist Flexion and Extension

    My dd is stuck on 7-1 spin full pitching. She's been trying to get to 9-3 spin. So if more wrist flexion is needed to get to 9-3 spin, the 9-3 spin pitch should have a higher velocity?
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    I freaking hate pitching

    Sounds like you found the right team. The right coach makes a world of difference. DD doesn't have a coach calling pitches. I'm going to have to do some research on this. Good luck in the coming season.
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    Travel ball pracice

    She says she wants to pitch in college. Being a PO may help that. She's working hard at it now. We'll see what happens.
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    Travel ball pracice

    She probably won't ask to be excused. Never speaks up for herself. I will though.
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    Travel ball pracice

    Very non productive. Pitching skills aren't there yet for a top team. Working on spins and only hit 55 so far. Not sure if she would leave the team anyway - she loves the girls. Both of us miserable with coaching decisions though. She was upset last year especially. Both of us. Not...
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    Travel ball pracice

    Being done in progression. Starting from the knees. She's most likely not doing them correctly. Never have been most graceful player but could always pitch. Played first for a while and was pretty good at it. Now position belongs to coaches dd.. Not a top tier team. I think not worth the...
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    Travel ball pracice

    Dd pitches on a 14u team. Doesn't play other positions. Team practices include sliding for all players. She still hits for her position so fine with that. Now team is starting diving drills for fielding. These drills causing shoulder soreness. She's noticing it when getting her pitching...
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    New IR drill

    IR looks good - palm up till contact and looks like she lets it happen naturally. Doesn't look like she makes an effort to pronate. Adjust her setup though. Stride foot should be in front and on a 30 to 45 degree angle while the drive foot is behind her stride foot and up on her toe. Also no...
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    Changing pitching styles

    Agree - it's a process. First game and all. Give it some time. Just keep working and she'll get it. My dd is in the same boat. Waiting for it to just click.
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    Outlaw video help

    Thanks for the info. Not sure myself. DD is still working on arm circle. I'm just trying to figure out what is too far when going across. She has some work to do to get back to slightly across. Thanks and Happy Easter.
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    Outlaw video help

    DD is getting comfortable with not using a backswing - going good. One thing I thought this would correct is the direction of her stride. She is still striding to the left side of the box. Is there any advantage for a LHP to stride to the left side of the box? Increased whip by having to go...
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    Pitcher backswing question.

    Dd has worked with a very good PC. She was told to lead with her knuckles forward. She had a hard time being consistent with that so she stopped using a back swing. Had everything to do with keeping a forward arm circle instead of an outward arm circle (ball was going behind her back). She...
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    I/R in the Classroom

    I think it's waldrop from FSU. DD has been looking at some of her video to improve her arm circle (her backswing was going behind her back which was causing her arm circle to go outward - also an IR killer). She is now keeping the ball in her glove up to 3 and working on getting her shoulders...
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    I/R in the Classroom

    DD is in 13U and in the same boat as your DD. Started the change in Jan of 2019 and still pronate too early. She is still hitting the lock it in and 9 o'clock drills and much as she can. Concentrating on elbow down to lock it in and then leading with pinky back to starting position. She...
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    Types of pitches

    Agree Don't move on to rise or drop until you have change perfect. At least a ten mph difference. Then hit outside and inside with rise and drop. Golden.
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    2 step drill

    DD wants to work on increasing her drive. Is this a good drill for a pitcher without a back swing (back swing is cue for second step per video)?
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