I even tried to learn with her and I've played a lot of ball when I was younger (seemed simpler to me, see ball, hit ball...LOL). It was awkward for me as well.
Last edited by julray; 01-10-2018 at 04:41 PM.
Nothing too technical but IMHO you need to work on weight transfer with your DD. She has too much weight on the back leg. Try to copy her swing and you'll feel what I'm talking about. That alone would help her with plate coverage. Needs to be able to drive that weight forward. Here's an oldie but goodie. There's tons of GIFs of the best hitters in the world and all you gotta do is watch and learn. Yeah I know...here we go with the Miggie GIFs
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Julray - you mentioned at some point the push off (or lack of one) with the rear foot. While it goes against the "balanced, athletic position" of being on the balls of your feet, I've found that when I swing with my back heel on the ground (push through my heel, rather than the inside of my foot), it feels like it's easier for me to hold the coil as I move out, which in turn gives me a feeling of a stronger "push". (<----Warning: extremely limited sample size on this technique!) However, unless she switches to using more of a stride, she's probably already starting with her rear foot flat on the ground, and won't feel the same coil as with a stride. Just another suggestion to add to the 8,354 you've already received. :-)
Alternatively, load and "fuse" the hip and scap (I know some will hate this terminology, but oh well), Use that fused core (hip, back) and the loading of her hands to pull back against the driving rear leg. Turn the barrel -- go! -- to launch the swing and let the driving rear leg and the 'sprung' upper body whip the turned barrel through the zone.
Yes all of this is stolen/borrowed and I may not have it 100% kosher but it's a different way to look at her swing process/issues, IMO.
Another symptom of this---watch her load onto* her front leg/foot and then swing around that leg rather than driving and clearing her front leg/hips open and pivoting her swing around the rear leg. Again, two-leggers will hate this, but oh well.
I really appreciate everybody's response. I started the thread mentioning that I am no longer interested in teaching turning the barrel. Also I don't mind her being two legged. I respect everybody's opinion, but as per my opening entry in this thread, she has one year left, turning the barrel is uncomfortable for her and I believe she can have a successful year without focusing on this.
RichK makes a valid point about maintaining the scap tension longer. Try asking her to stay in the scap and power the bat with the body, not the arms.
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