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Re: 10 yr old not swinging

Posted by: Chris O'Leary (chris@chrisoleary.com) on Fri May 11 13:57:27 2007

"My son has great form, can hit my fast pitches and does well at the batting cages. Problem is, when he's in a game, he's not swinging. He says he wants to, but he just stands there like a deer in the headlights. Any Ideas?????"

Given his age, if I had to guess I'd say that he's afraid of being hit by the ball. He may also be having a hard time judging the trajectory of the ball when it's thrown by a kid and/or he's being too selective.

Tell him to just swing away.

Also, when you pitch to him do you throw upright or from one knee?


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