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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    Thanks for the kind words.

    The tee is set deep to encourage turning the barrel deeper, and discouraging the hands pushing forward. I believe the instruction was to hit the inside half of the ball.
    Thank you. I ask because that is a very tough setup. You probably have noticed... but watch the circular hand path and no extension. With that setup...I would want her going to opposite field/guiding hands/throwing barrel more to opposite field... with earlier hip extension/less hip rotation. Which would make it more of a 45 degree drill. I am a fan of go drills, 45 degree and stretch & fire ect....because they allow working TTB and still getting to extension. If someone with a good swing is not making solid contact...they are often pulling across the ball rather than thru the ball. Not sure this drill helps fix that...in the most useful way or if that is a problem. Was just curious what the intent was here. Keep up the good work!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyb View Post
    Thank you. I ask because that is a very tough setup. You probably have noticed... but watch the circular hand path and no extension. With that setup...I would want her going to opposite field/guiding hands/throwing barrel more to opposite field... with earlier hip extension/less hip rotation. Which would make it more of a 45 degree drill. I am a fan of go drills, 45 degree and stretch & fire ect....because they allow working TTB and still getting to extension. If someone with a good swing is not making solid contact...they are often pulling across the ball rather than thru the ball. Not sure this drill helps fix that...in the most useful way or if that is a problem. Was just curious what the intent was here. Keep up the good work!
    She's been getting heavier doses of 45 deg and SNF drills recently. I'm aware of her issues, some of which have become more pronounced recently, and you have exactly nailed them. Currently, her instruction is not lead by me, but by a coach that I trust (recent change). She stopped listening to me years ago. Now, I pay people to say the things I want to tell her.

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