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
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