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    Quote Originally Posted by cvsoftball View Post
    if you are referring to my post, when you point and bend the elbow, the glove naturally comes toward the chest. but that's not the point. the point is to bring the elbow into the rib cage as the throwing arm is going toward target. a little extra zip and a more accurate throw.
    I wasn't referring to anyone's post in particular. If you look at a player making any type of hard throw and observe the position of the glove in relation to the front foot as the player reaches her low L position (T position) and compare it to where the glove is at release, are some people saying that the glove actually moved toward the chest instead of the chest moving towards the glove? That was basically my question.

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    Ok BLB, I think I understand. It would seem to me that if it is an outfield throw and that fielder is using an extended glove arm to sight the target and set the shoulder, then the glove would come into the chest. Nor should a fielder forget about proper footwork, eh? We use what I call the Kobata cha-cha.
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    Perhaps a couple of photos will help me explain what I mean.3B fielding.Still097.jpg3B fielding.Still093.jpg If you look at the position of the glove at the T-Position (2nd photo) using the front foot (or background) as a point of reference, did the glove actually move towards the body at release? Sorry about having the photos so big and in the wrong order of sequence.

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    BLB, good pics and yes. glove is out and then elbow adducted as throw is made. I don't know what everyone else teaches but I teach this. what I don't want to see is the glove down by the knee or behind the leg, etc. balls are stupid, they go where people throw them. (every player I have ever coached has heard this one or more times, as needed. lol) imo, if everything is lined up, the better chance of an accurate throw.
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    What would Wasserman say about the 2nd photo??

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbXHyR4ipGo&t=245s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ZeWIVZ4po

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwF4sQ2sUuU&t=128s

    Replace the feet, bring the ball to the middle of your body, short arm action. What the glove hand does during the throw is going to be a different depending on arm slot and the player.

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