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Need Brush Interference help

Oct 17, 2016
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West Michigan
My daughter is working on trying to get more brush when she pitches. I have a hard time determining if she is brushing and if it is enough.

Please kindly check out this short video and provide feedback and ideas on how to increase brush. In the video she isn't full on pitching just doing some drills.

Thanks



[video]https://youtu.be/hliluckSHfE[/video]
 
Nov 8, 2018
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My daughter is working on trying to get more brush when she pitches. I have a hard time determining if she is brushing and if it is enough.

Please kindly check out this short video and provide feedback and ideas on how to increase brush. In the video she isn't full on pitching just doing some drills.

Thanks



[video]https://youtu.be/hliluckSHfE[/video]


I took a screenshot she could see exactly where she is releasing and if there is any contact. In my opinion it looks like her but is shooting out a bit alarming the elbow to travel through. It also appears she is I/r but not much brush



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My daughter is working on trying to get more brush when she pitches. I have a hard time determining if she is brushing and if it is enough.

Please kindly check out this short video and provide feedback and ideas on how to increase brush. In the video she isn't full on pitching just doing some drills.

Thanks



[video]https://youtu.be/hliluckSHfE[/video]
Believe I would work on posture 1st, then address brush, which will probably be improved. Can't really tell from video, but it looks like she has a forward lean into release



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Apr 12, 2015
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This right here:

Twist.jpg

is the start of the problem. Watch the full clip paying close attention to her foot. She is pivoting to the side, which causes her hips to jerk sideways and results in the butt out posture. In essence, she is forcing the open rather than letting it happen. This causes her hips to be forced into a roughly 90 degree angle rather than the appropriate 45 degree angle. Compare that drive foot to this young lady:

No twist.jpg

who comes up over her toe then liberates the drive leg. This lets the plant leg determine the angle of the hips, not the drive leg.

The easiest way to get the idea behind this is to stand perpendicular on the power line (as you will see many pitchers do to warm up) with you feet pointing at 90 degrees to the power line. From this position try to do some simple, relaxed 9:00 brush drills. You will find that as you bring your elbow and inner bicep to your side, your hand will want to slam into your thigh. It doesn't have a path through. At full speed your body will naturally want to move out of the way, which results in the monkey butt posture. Now, turn your feet to 45 degrees to the power line and do the same brush drills. You'll find that as your elbow and inner bicep come into your side, your hand now has a path. You'll find that your lower arm will "wrap" around your leg, just like you see all the elite level pitchers do.

In this case, the problem with the brush isn't the brush....trying to fix that would be futile. Fix her lower body, particularly that drive leg, and the brush will take care of itself.
 
Apr 12, 2015
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Here is my dd doing a basic drill to show her I r in motion.
https://youtu.be/Zp2D_351Emk


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Your DD has a different throw pattern between throwing into her glove and throwing into the tarp. She has a decent whip action when throwing into her glove, but this becomes a push action when she throws into the tarp/net. Observe:

Push.jpg

She does this on both sets of throws. This is a confidence matter as she is most likely trying to guide the ball in the long throw. The second set IS better, but it is still a forced IR action. The easiest way to spot it is how far forward her hand is when she releases the ball. Its not back by her hip, but rather out in front. Tell her to let it rip and don't be afraid to be wild with it.
 
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Oct 17, 2016
6
1
West Michigan
[MENTION=12663]DNeeld[/MENTION], thanks. we've been working on that too. I think you are right. this is the main problem. We'll work on correct this first before worrying about brush.
 
Sep 28, 2015
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The easiest way to get the idea behind this is to stand perpendicular on the power line (as you will see many pitchers do to warm up) with you feet pointing at 90 degrees to the power line. From this position try to do some simple, relaxed 9:00 brush drills. You will find that as you bring your elbow and inner bicep to your side, your hand will want to slam into your thigh. It doesn't have a path through. At full speed your body will naturally want to move out of the way, which results in the monkey butt posture. Now, turn your feet to 45 degrees to the power line and do the same brush drills. You'll find that as your elbow and inner bicep come into your side, your hand now has a path. You'll find that your lower arm will "wrap" around your leg, just like you see all the elite level pitchers do.
This is one of the best explanations of the real reasons kids struggle with “no brush” and “butt out” problems that most kids experience!! What do all kids start with when they learn to pitch...stay open on the power line and throw across your body. Kid learns that getting body too close and contact with bony elbow and hips is painful.

Great advice!!


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Here is my dd doing a basic drill to show her I r in motion.
https://youtu.be/Zp2D_351Emk


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Note the degree of shoulder rotation when she throws into her glove vs when she throws to the catcher/target. She is "forcing" shoulder rotation and pulling the arm away from the hip/brush trigger when she throws to a target. She needs to get her shoulders to resist rotation such that the shoulders are not rotated past the hip rotation at time of release.
 

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