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Thread: 6 year old DD swing issues..

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    The best advice I can give you for a player of this age...keep it fun, and introduce adjustments slowly. Throwing a lot of "fixes" at her will be overwhelming, and frustrating for both of you.
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    What is the Sean Casey drill?

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    I'm sure I'm in the minority, but at 6 I would focus on hand eye. Have her hit anything she can. Throw her wiffle balls, play some tennis. Do anything so that she can see a ball and hit it. Even hit rocks with a stick if there aren't others around. As much as possible let her have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by So Cal Seth View Post
    What is the Sean Casey drill?
    Never mind, just found it : )

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    There is a LOT of good stuff going on here! About the only thing mechanical I would touch (at this age) is her hand path. Try to tighten up the big rearward loop into a tighter pivot up by the rear shoulder. Other than that, just have her hit lots and lots of moving balls. NOTHING is more critical to hitting well than the coordination and timing of getting the bat on the ball with solid contact.
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    The hand path she's demonstrating typically goes along with the thought that the swing should include Dropping the Barrel to the level of the pitch and Swinging Flat with the ground. The DBSF pattern is very common with young hitters. Getting them to understand a tilted swing plane can be a challenging task. One thing that may help her is to have her rest the barrel on her shoulder, and leave it there during the load and beginning of her turn forward. Show her how to launch/turn the barrel off her shoulder by using her hands, rather than a big loop with her arms. It's going to feel very different, and will take a while to figure out.
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