Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 38

Thread: Couple of DD's swings

  1. #11
    Softball Junkie Work=wins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    South Cali
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked 108 Times in 79 Posts

    Default

    Personally I would work on staying a tad taller initially.Think ‘K’. During ‘gather’ I would try to maintain the leverage she created in the ground through the back heel for as long as possible (some eversion will/should happen) so the hip action will not be so ‘spinny’. More on a straight line. She pulloffs prematurely due to this.

    Others have eluded to these 2 things. Just giving some suggestions on how to fix. Take or discard. Good luck!
    Thanks in advance.

  2. #12
    Certified softball maniac Shawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    1,579
    Thanks
    297
    Thanked 364 Times in 295 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Work=wins View Post
    She pulloffs prematurely due to this.
    I agree the front shoulder (shoulders) open to soon. The front heel should be planted when the shoulders begin to open.

    P.S. on second thoughts perhaps the shoulder isn't open that much at heel plant.
    Last edited by Shawn; 12-07-2018 at 11:44 PM.
    "It is hard to fill a cup that is already full"

  3. #13
    Softball Junkie Work=wins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    South Cali
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked 108 Times in 79 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I agree the front shoulder (shoulders) open to soon. The front heel should be planted when the shoulders begin to open.

    P.S. on second thoughts perhaps the shoulder isn't open that much at heel plant.
    There was a discussion going on at BBD yesterday about ‘direction’. It is my belief that direction is set with the frontside of the body and maintained with the backside of the body. Others feel the backside controls direction. Kinda like a boat. Either way, the backside is involved in both theories. The young lady’s backside is not staying ‘straight’. What’s your take on direction?
    Thanks in advance.

  4. #14
    I'm a fan Cornbread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    Get some video from the side. When she lifts her front knee you want to make sure the back knee doesn’t move backwards and sit on top of back foot. If her knee stays inside her back foot and advances forward during her stride she is good! Big front knee lift helps compress the hips and be explosive. Scap Load looks good in the last frame. She’s got a pretty good swing going

  5. #15
    I'm a fan Cornbread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    The front shoulder is controlled be maintaining scap Load during stride, stretching torso and getting into your legs. Front shoulder will stay on the ball longer if players swing from the ground up in proper sequence. The back knee must pinch forward first to initiate the swing. Front hip should begin to move rearward while the hands and torso stay stretched. Look up the stride pinch drill on YouTube

  6. #16
    I'm a fan Cornbread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    Continuous stride pinch

    https://youtu.be/BS5CzgXRwf4

  7. #17
    Checking out the clubhouse 76LTAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 12 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Side view off tee. Thanks for all of your input.

    https://youtu.be/CXfzhXoQCGA

  8. #18
    Certified softball maniac Shawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    1,579
    Thanks
    297
    Thanked 364 Times in 295 Posts

    Default

    Yes the upperbody does get ahead of the hips. The back elbow/hands get pretty high for my taste.
    "It is hard to fill a cup that is already full"

  9. #19
    Softball Junkie Work=wins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    South Cali
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked 108 Times in 79 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 76LTAz View Post
    Side view off tee. Thanks for all of your input.

    https://youtu.be/CXfzhXoQCGA
    Would like to see a moving ball in play. I believe the ‘high hands’ will disappear when a timing element is established.
    Thanks in advance.

  10. #20
    Certified softball maniac pattar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    1,455
    Thanks
    259
    Thanked 747 Times in 485 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Work=wins View Post
    Would like to see a moving ball in play.
    First post in thread...

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •