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Haley

May 12, 2016
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time to work on the barrel being too steep. We figure her timing will improve as she gets more at bats but its time to address the big barrel arc and the steepness.
Another by product of front toss and lack of live pitching IMO. D1 pitcher throwing low 60’s.. those pitches would be a lot flatter when compared to front toss.. with exception to a good change up which is one she hit well.
 
Aug 20, 2017
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Mike, what trigger do y’all use for the when to load? If you start too early the brain knows it and the body feels it so you end of slowing down and being late. Ken has a good tip in one of his threads that makes a lot of sense for timing. He calls it “bounce and go”. Everyone on here says slow and early to allow time to get slack out of swing. Got to watch being too early. I teach girls that when the ball hits the top of the arm circle, we bounce and go. Don’t time it on pitchers movement ie when the pitcher moves you move. They’ll get stuck or slow down knowing they are too early. In front toss, I tell them to bounce and go when I pull the all the way back, not when I move the ball back initially.
 
May 16, 2019
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She usually will start when the pitcher has the ball over her head. If it's a very slow pitcher , she will start at release.

I'll look for Ken's post.
 
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May 16, 2019
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She was originally a no stride and had some trouble timing the better pitchers. We've been working on a stride starting with a narrower stance and this felt good to her. Over time she staggered it and found it easier to preset her coil.
 
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Oct 26, 2019
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Gotcha - thanks for the response. I prefer a stride, but have seen several have success without for sure. She starts narrow, but doesn’t appear to over stride so if it’s comfortable for her - rock on!
 
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