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Re: Re: Re: swing mechanics & illness

Posted by: ernie roy (prd530@msn.com) on Mon Jul 27 04:13:35 2009

> > > I wonder if anyone has encountered this before. My son was a high school freshman last season. Made varsity, hit .455 & drove in 26 runs in a 16 game season. This year started out well enough, but about 4 games in he cane fown with what we think was some form of influenza. Never seen him as sick as he was. Long story short, he recovered in about 7 to 10 days, but could not hit the braodside of the barn for the rest of the year. Finished the season hitting about .170 (might be generous). He had a good tryout for Legion ball & made the team mainly on last year's reputation. He has slowly been climbing back up but has yet to equal what he was a year ago. Has anyone ever dealt with this? He is discouraged. Feels fine, swing looks good, just can't hit the ball out of the infield anymore in games although he is killing it in BP.
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> > > Ernie
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> > Probably bending his front elbow a lot during the swing. Jack Mankin has put batspeed.com videos on youtube of David Wright. Watch the lead elbow and rear elbow. Weak ground balls can often be the result of flexing the lead elbow too much. I've seen good hitters experience this before.
> I dont know about the elbow thing but I had the same thing three times in college I got hurt as afreshman hitting about 380 came back for the last 3rd of year and dropped off alot,timing,strength, endurance,focus,groove whatever gets disturbed.They train all winter to prepare to get ready on opening day for a full season,now everything comes to a halt with a injury all the balance is gone then they come back and they press trying to play catchup and it just gets worse.

I'm inclined to agree. He lost about 20 lbs in a week & I think he felt very unsure of himself at the plate. Being that much lighter & weaker, I think it threw his mechanics off & that starts you pressing when the results aren't there. From that point, it's all downhill Good points.


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