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Thread: 6 year old DD swing issues..

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    Default 6 year old DD swing issues..

    After my post regarding amount of instruction I decided to start to work on some things with my little one. She likes to play so I figured I might
    as well try and "fix" some issues now while she is young and her season is over (played 8U machine pitch). From the attachments,
    the first of which is a high tee swing and the second is a normal tee height swing, you can obviously see she has a lot of technical issues
    (dropping her hands, barrel dump, bat drag, etc.). I would like her starting hand position to be a bit higher
    and back but she fights me on it as she says that what she does now is more comfortable. Also, as you can see, she has some stride issues.


    Anyway along with tee work and front toss we also have been doing
    the "Sean Casey" drill along with some "fun" stuff like pepper to try and get a better feel for turning the barrel and using her hands. Despite
    the myriad of issues she somehow actually hits the ball well off the high tee..she does struggle with the Casey drill however.I think she has
    a hard time "feeling" the hand dropping/barrel dump motion which probably makes my life a bit more difficult at this stage.

    Anything else you think would be helpful at her age?? I don't say much to her when she is hitting other than to
    try and reinforce what the feeling of a good swing is. She is fairly athletic and throws and catches quite well so I think she probably is capable of
    obtaining a decent swing at some point , only thing which may be holding her back is me

    Edit: Gifs on next page...

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    Okay gifs showing up as jpgs...any idea why??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattar View Post
    Okay gifs showing up as jpgs...any idea why??
    Properties says it's a jpg. Did you save as a gif? Just post the properties and I will post the gif.
    I don't know sh!t from shinola!

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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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    Thanks. I created it on my (linux) machine using png stills from a .mov and a tool from ImageMagick. It shows up as a gif on my machine but you are right when I upload somehow it takes only the first frame and converts to jpeg. What do
    you mean post the properties??

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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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    Upload the gifs to this site and post them from there using insert video in the reply menu.

    TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting
    Last edited by CLM265; 06-21-2016 at 03:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLM265 View Post
    Upload the gifs to this site and post them from there using insert video in the reply menu.

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    Thanks...Let's see if this works...

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    Last edited by pattar; 06-21-2016 at 05:19 PM.

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