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Aug 20, 2017
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Notice the forward movement before the ball is thrown. Hitters have to learn the feel of this. It’s awkward moving forward in a controlled manner before the ball is out. Have to learn to trust that the ball will be there. We do feet together stride hit Justin Stone drill on front toss and pitching machine to learn feel this. No gather, no load. Just float forward while pitcher has the ball
 
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Notice the forward movement before the ball is thrown. Hitters have to learn the feel of this. It’s awkward moving forward in a controlled manner before the ball is out. Have to learn to trust that the ball will be there. We do feet together stride hit Justin Stone drill on front toss and pitching machine to learn feel this. No gather, no load. Just float forward while pitcher has the ball
How early, during the pitching motion, would you recommend a softball hitter to start moving forward then? Asking out of honest interest.
 
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Depends on many variables. Pitcher velocity, quickness of the pitchers motion. They have to be moving forward at release. The issue is too many are taught to load or gather during the pitchers motion. That must be accompanied with the move forward at release. Too many load and never get forward. This is a critical aspect of timing that I think is often overlooked.
 
Dec 12, 2020
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Notice the forward movement before the ball is thrown. Hitters have to learn the feel of this. It’s awkward moving forward in a controlled manner before the ball is out. Have to learn to trust that the ball will be there. We do feet together stride hit Justin Stone drill on front toss and pitching machine to learn feel this. No gather, no load. Just float forward while pitcher has the ball
This is true. Every time DD gets moving forward as you mentioned, she feels early. Then she adjusts late for the next pitch. I think specifically for youngsters, it is awkward.
On a machine yesterday she would pause at launch pos, because she thought she was early, then try to restart her engines when all she had to do was maintain her flow.
The ball would have been there.
 
Oct 2, 2017
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This is true. Every time DD gets moving forward as you mentioned, she feels early. Then she adjusts late for the next pitch. I think specifically for youngsters, it is awkward.
On a machine yesterday she would pause at launch pos, because she thought she was early, then try to restart her engines when all she had to do was maintain her flow.
The ball would have been there.
Something I've had to get across for my DD which is largely due to age in IMO, is they have to calm down. Quit panicking, because they feel early. It's mental.
 

TDS

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Up front actions (UFA's) is what allows one to move out reactively.. There needs to be resistance (stretching) against the fall into both legs.. This is a dynamic weightless feeling during the fall.. It happens when one releases the UFA.





Sometimes all it takes is a simple hand pump that must be synced with the core. Most will do the pump by just using the arms. Its the details of the move that matters. Think of the pump as a compressing of the body head to toe.



 
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Oct 2, 2017
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Up front actions (UFA's) is what allows one to move out reactively.. There needs to be resistance (stretching) against the fall into both legs.. This is a dynamic weightless feeling during the fall.. It happens when one releases the UFA.





Sometimes all it takes is a simple hand pump that must be synced with the core. Most will do the pump by just using the arms. Its the details of the move that matters. Think of the pump as a compressing of the body head to toe.

Notice though the non panic movement, but a calm controlled move out.
 
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