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Thread: How do I get my daughter to relax her muscles while pitching?

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    Here's a wall drill and she still pushes her butt back to get her arm around the rear hip. What do I tell her to get her to stop?

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    I would get her throwing into a net, tarp, just tossing in the backyard. Loose arm, lead with the elbow, maybe too much bend in the elbow. Looks like she trying to throw sidearm instead of just allowing the arm to whip the ball. Try to keep her posture upright.

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    Yes she is throwing sidearm. Her fingers are always under the ball. She struggles with this overhand too and all of her throws have movement on them. Makes it tough for our first baseman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaker1 View Post
    I would get her throwing into a net, tarp, just tossing in the backyard. Loose arm, lead with the elbow, maybe too much bend in the elbow. Looks like she trying to throw sidearm instead of just allowing the arm to whip the ball. Try to keep her posture upright as she's throwing.
    Thanks. What muscles do I tell her to engage to keep her upright? I tried to tell her to squeeze her glutes and abs but she just laughed at me.

    When you say loose arm, lead with the elbow, maybe too much bend in the elbow, are you saying that she currently has too much bend as her arm comes down or I should try to get more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvquarterback View Post
    Thanks. What muscles do I tell her to engage to keep her upright? I tried to tell her to squeeze her glutes and abs but she just laughed at me.

    When you say loose arm, lead with the elbow, maybe too much bend in the elbow, are you saying that she currently has too much bend as her arm comes down or I should try to get more?
    Don't give her too much to think about right now. Just work on getting her upright and pulling the ball into release. Watch these videos and let us know what you think. Here's a few videos that I think will help. This guy really knows his stuff, if your like me you'll pick up something new each time you watch

    https://youtu.be/cqNnDS2YYzc
    https://youtu.be/5T4Jd7GKg5Q
    https://youtu.be/GTFRgE6wwVM

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvquarterback View Post

    When you say loose arm, lead with the elbow, maybe too much bend in the elbow, are you saying that she currently has too much bend as her arm comes down or I should try to get more?
    Yes, too much bend in her arm IMO, but I think it's where she trying to sidearm it.
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    Here's a wall drill and she still pushes her butt back to get her arm around the rear hip. What do I tell her to get her to stop?
    That's too close to the wall (fence)... Way too close.

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    There are a lot of things to work on here. And, I'd go back to basic walk-ins, then move to the beginning of her drive and work downstream from there. In fact, I'd love to see a clip of her doing the basic walk-in (have her simply relax and get rhythmic with it).

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