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Re: Re: Re: Swing Critique needed

Posted by: josh () on Wed Jan 31 13:17:51 2007

> > Coach Matthews,
> Thanks for taking time to look at the swing clips. We do some drills, but I would be very interested in whatever drills you have in mind. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to your reply.
> Coach Steven
> >
> > I took a look at your new videos of Steven. Great job on the adjustments. He seems to be staying better balanced, especially in the live game clip. Two little things I see, and you've already commented on them.
> >
> > 1. Make sure that his bottom hand stays cocked in the late stage of the load. Allows him to stay inside the baseball more and allows more whip at contact.
> >
> > 2. The front foot- He wants to open up his toe when he strides. Try to keep the knee turned in through his stride and tell him to land with a "soft front side". Find an analogy that will keep him from having a tendency to land on the heel first. Stepping on a sheet of ice, eggs, ect.
> >
> > Question: Do you do any drills off the tee that emphasize the hand cocking mechanism, hip rotation, and body lean? If not I have two drills that fix what your wanting.
> >
> > TTY Soon
> >
> > Coach Matthews

You want the toe to open up in the stride, to ensure he's starting his swing with the lower half, as long as the hands stay back and the shoulders stay closed.


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