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Re: Re: Re: stride steps


Posted by: BHL (Knight1285@aol.com) on Tue Sep 5 10:53:03 2000


>>>I'm a little confused about the stride.
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> Does the knee and shoulders rotate inward first and THEN stride and bring the hands back, or is it all in one movement? <<<
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> To who ever you are,
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> I will assume you are talking about some fast pitch game, baseball or fastpitch softball.
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> You will find different theorys about the stride. Some want it to be separate from the swing. They recomend you do it just before or as the pitcher releases the ball. After the stride there is a short pause and the batter starts what ever cocking motion he uses. Pushing the bat back, a small turn away from the pitcher, then the hips start the move toward the ball. It varies.
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> Others teach that the stride is the first part of the swing. The stride happens first followed immedately by the cocking motion. Its part of the swing. They teach this because they see many pros do it.
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> If you are teaching younger kids, under 18, don't teach it this way.
> The pros do it because they are stong and quick enough to do it. Most kids are not. So, teach the stride with a pause before the cocking motion.
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> Make the stride short. Its only a timing mechinisim for those us use it. Actually it can do more harm then good. It adds nothing to the swing but it can cause a movement that is harmfull to good hitting. But, some kids get in the habit of doing it and its hard to break. So, if you can't keep them from doing it, limit it a minimum. Try having them pick it up and putting it back in the same place.
> Joe A. <<<
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> Hi Joe
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> Thank you for a good and helpful post. Joe, it makes no difference whether I agree or disagree, a thoughtful post is a good post.
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> Jack Mankin
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>Hello all,
I understand Jack believes that, save for the hands, the upper and lower body should rotate in unison (hands slightly behind when beginning the swing, and then passing the hips near the point of impact). I'm curious if Jack read about the stretch position (pulling the lower body foward, while twisting the upper body back) in Steve Ferroli's Hit Your Potential. This will cause the body to rotate in unison. Any thoughts that concur with my belief, or arguments proving contrariwise?

Sincerely,
BHL
Knight1285@aol.com
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