Here's the beginning of Lizzy's DFP journey: https://www.discussfastpitch.com/sof...her-video.html
Some of my favorite pitching sites, threads and videos: https://www.discussfastpitch.com/sof...tml#post449172 and https://fastpitchfoundations.com/
Wha? what happened to that scrawny kid with the glasses?
She's really grown up a TON.
Only becasue you've asked, if one wants to poke holes just for the sake of poking:
I might agree that, even though her rear leg looks to be in a good position (knee bent/relaxed, laces forward, etc)
that rear leg still looks a little like it's "along for the ride" and not contributing to the pitch.
I think that may be, because her stride is soooo long that core/hip strength just isn't there *yet* to keep in sync.
I wuoldn't change much, though, and stay patient. I bet as she continues to develop and get stronger, it will happen without making it a focus and a dad/DD struggle.
Also, her drag still looks a little "heavy" to me, at least initially. Side of foot vs. toe tips.
But that's being *really* picky!
Question: How's her Drop with such rearward posture? (you said all pitches look same).
I'm usually a stickler for the back leg dragging along but the big thing here is the heel is not unnaturally sideway and dragging in the ground while not strictly on her toe the heel does turn up and toe down before it needs to so her hips are releasing correctly and are not artificially held back because the heel is still on the ground.
Is glove swim an issue with the most current video? Looks like it circles out sideways, and loses the symmetry with the throwing arm.
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Boomers.... you're crazy.... Liz is full blown beast mode!!!
Mechanics are about as clean as I've ever seen. Maybe, just because you're asking, the legs could adduct inward a bit more.
At this point, she should just focus on continuing to develop her overall total body strength and conditioning, and pay extreme attention to detail on spin axis....outside of that, there's a whole lot I like about her mechanics!!!
Last edited by coach james; 02-14-2018 at 04:52 PM.
"The only difference between average and exceptional, is the attention to detail applied to the task... Don't practice mistakes." James Clark
She looks great!!! Kudos to you and her on the progress she made.
Boomers, how fast does she throw when she does a walk through?? If its 55 - 57 I would say keep doing stuff like long toss. If she is upper 50's she has stuff left in the tank and she is only getting a couple mph from her legs. I think Rick said you should get about 10% with a good drive off the mound. So 50's with a step should get +5 with good drive mechanics.
If she is hitting 60's and has good spin, make it great spin. Looks real good.
went back and looked at that first video lesson...........wow, Lizzy has come a long ways.....she was good back then but is outstanding now. So nice to see the progress. Congrats to both of you.
Ken B (02-14-2018)