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New IR drill

Jan 17, 2020
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IR looks good - palm up till contact and looks like she lets it happen naturally. Doesn't look like she makes an effort to pronate. Adjust her setup though. Stride foot should be in front and on a 30 to 45 degree angle while the drive foot is behind her stride foot and up on her toe. Also no forward motion of her back shoulder. Look up Rich Balswick video one. Video gives great info on setup and stabilizing shoulder.
 
Sep 29, 2008
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Northeast Ohio
Looks to me like there is no brush resistance. Without it this drill will not quite accomplish your goal. I would suggest reviewing the sticky links on IR and Brush on this forum. Don't skip any part of Boardmembers progression.

She needs to have the feel of her tricep brushing into her side before the IR.
 
Oct 26, 2019
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I agree with the previous comments that I think she needs to switch your feet up when doing the drill. My DD goes to a Tincher instructor and it is similar to the drill we start each session with, but with switched feet from what your daughter has.
 
Nov 22, 2019
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I agree with the previous comments that I think she needs to switch your feet up when doing the drill. My DD goes to a Tincher instructor and it is similar to the drill we start each session with, but with switched feet from what your daughter has.
The switched feet I think is the point of the drill.
 
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May 25, 2018
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My DD (11) sees a Tincher instructor. She’s done this drill at the last couple of lessons, but her instructor uses it to make her feel where her hips need to be at release. She doesn’t use it for whip, just simply for posture. While she does start with her legs switched she is instructed to bring her stride leg forward during the arm circle and finish with a high knee. We never do more than 10-12. I think it’s an overcompensation to help my DD “feel” her hip.


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May 15, 2008
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Cape Cod Mass.
Several weeks ago I was asked to help a new first year 12U team with 3 rec pitchers. I took a quick look at their motions, 2 were HE and 1 had a little IR. I started them on 'Lock it In' and moved on to sling shot (K position). Then I did something new because transitioning to full circle is always problematic. I asked them to stand in a 'release' stance, face forward, and make a mini arm circle pitch. By 'mini' I mean a small, tight ball circle, small in circumference. Focusing on a small circle forced them to keep their arm bent and this allowed them to transfer their IR from SS to full circle. They all 'got it'. Then we moved to a step and kept the small arm circle. We call them 'mini whip circles'. Typically I use 'lead the downswing with the arm/elbow flexed/bent' as a cue. Having them focus on a 'small' ball circle was much better, by putting their attention on the ball circle they naturally kept the arm flexed/bent.
 
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