Yes! It seems counterintuitive, but closer/more contact is better. A kid can have a bruise on the hip bone and by making the correction, they can immediately throw without pain. I like "grazing" as a descriptor. Brush isn't a whack or bump. It's a great method for having a consistent release. It's kind of scary to talk about it on the internet because, like shaker1 said, sometimes someone might overemphasize "lead with the elbow" or force flexion.Wow. That elbow needs to be behind the hip actually grazing to glute medius and minimus. Crazy.