Re: Dipping back shoulder
>>> Hi Jack,
My 11 year old son has been using the mechanics outlined in your "Final Arc" video with good success. He has a slight problem dipping is rear should as he begins to go into "launch". Any suggestions?
I would suggest that you first determine what is causing his shoulder to dip. Or, is it just rotating lower during initiation as in the Bonds clip (Bonds - shoulder tilt or rotation) above. Another mechanic that appears as “shoulder dip” is when a batter lowers an elevated back-elbow. The shoulder socket is hinged at the breastbone so that the socket raises and lowers 3 to 5 inches as the elbow is raised and lowered.
You will normally find the hips slide forward when a batter bends his axis to dip (or tilt) his back shoulder. If his hips are sliding forward to accommodate a dip, he does have a problem. But first, I would make sure he actually has a problem.
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