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    DD tends to pin her elbow instead of letting it flow through (not sure if Iím explaining that right). Iím not sure if this video picks it up? Any recommendations on it or anything else anyone sees?

    https://youtu.be/3NgbFQQu2xQ


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    Not seeing an elbow pinning issue. Suspect that on a live pitch this girl's swing would be army.

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    I think her swing is very good and has serious potential. I would suggest you work on sequencing...I see the hips, shoulders and hands all going at the same time. I think her hands start too early. I can see what looks like her elbow pinning to the side for a moment then pushing through contact...maybe it is more pronounced at other times...almost a slight pause in that part of the swing? Because her hands start early...if they lagged a little bit more I don't think there would be time for the pause. There are a lot of threads on sequencing that could help.

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    SB45. We’ve worked on the sequence issue. She ends doing some funky things when we try to get the hands to lay behind. I’m sure it’s mostly my fault for not teaching it correctly. She just really gets awkward when we try it.

    FiveFrameSwing...here’s a game swing. Her hands do start early here too. She’s always had that issue.

    https://youtu.be/mn-qSgnHHsQ

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    She swings down.
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    Shawn...As opposed to out?

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    As opposed to out?
    No..as a 'opposed' to up through the ball.
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    Lead arm works down. As opposed to up into the shoulder plane. The barrel isn't on plane very long with current swing. The barrel bottoms out in-front of the body as it chops down through the ball. The barrel should bottom out deeper as opposed to out front.
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    The lead arm starts pointing down and stays pointing down during the swing. The elbow doesn't work up and into the shoulder plane as the swing is launched.
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    Swinging down,



    Lead elbow starts down and stays down effecting the swing plane.

    Last edited by Shawn; 03-04-2019 at 10:04 PM.
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