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    Drills to correct back elbow from going behind your back and then having to swingvaeound the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    Drills to correct back elbow from going behind your back and then having to swingvaeound the ball.
    Have you tried yelling

    Sometimes it is that simple. I swear, many of the parents that bring their kids to me know how to swing ... they simply want someone else to be a bit more direct with their DD.

    Honestly, if you teach a proper loading sequence then you won't have this issue.

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    Doesn't the back elbow work behind the back.. I mean not a lot, but a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julray View Post
    Doesn't the back elbow work behind the back.. I mean not a lot, but a little?
    I've yelled! Elbow is way behind and pointing at the ground. Doesnt do it off the tee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    Have you tried yelling

    Sometimes it is that simple. I swear, many of the parents that bring their kids to me know how to swing ... they simply want someone else to be a bit more direct with their DD.

    Honestly, if you teach a proper loading sequence then you won't have this issue.
    Would you mind posting you loading sequence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    I've yelled! Elbow is way behind and pointing at the ground. Doesnt do it off the tee.
    I meant when loading the scap isn't it normal for the back elbow to travel behind the back a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julray View Post
    I meant when loading the scap isn't it normal for the back elbow to travel behind the back a little?
    I'm trying to figure out how to create scap tension without the elbow getting behind the back/shoulder. It's really awkward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    I'm trying to figure out how to create scap tension without the elbow getting behind the back/shoulder. It's really awkward.
    Yeah me too

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    What I'm trying to describe is that the elbow is pointing down and blocked. It can't get slotted and has to go out and around the ball.

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