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Advice for 9 year old I'm working with...

Apr 12, 2015
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She looks GREAT for a 9-year old.

In fact, the only advice I'd have is to tame that wind up down a little bit at the top. She goes way back with her hands. Might not bother her now, but over time that is a lot of continuous (and unnecessary) strain on her shoulders.
 
Jan 18, 2012
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She looks GREAT for a 9-year old.

In fact, the only advice I'd have is to tame that wind up down a little bit at the top. She goes way back with her hands. Might not bother her now, but over time that is a lot of continuous (and unnecessary) strain on her shoulders.
Yes, I'll address that. I've looked for older pitchers who use that style like Osterman and Lawrie (at times) and you're right! Thanks!
 
Feb 3, 2010
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Huge potential! Looks like her whip is very good. Posture is pretty good but I'd suggest quieting the shoulders--a little too much rotation through release. It would be good to see a clip from behind and slightly to the right. The next major focus would be drive. Currently she steps aggressively and as long as her posture is good--she would really benefit from an aggressive drive.
 
Jan 18, 2012
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Huge potential! Looks like her whip is very good. Posture is pretty good but I'd suggest quieting the shoulders--a little too much rotation through release. It would be good to see a clip from behind and slightly to the right. The next major focus would be drive. Currently she steps aggressively and as long as her posture is good--she would really benefit from an aggressive drive.
Suggestions for Drive? A good drill? Of course we’ve tried several. Should she try to get more on her right toe/higher as she pushes off?
 
Jan 13, 2020
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Suggestions for Drive? A good drill? Of course we’ve tried several. Should she try to get more on her right toe/higher as she pushes off?
Ken B suggested quieting the shoulders then as long as her posture is good then the aggressive drive. Would like to recommend you find what this gent suggests.

- Balswick Fastpitch - Video 1
 

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