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Re: Re: Girls Fastpitch


Posted by: () on Sat Nov 30 09:11:20 2002


I have a twelve year old girl who is playing fastpitch softball. I spent quite a bit of money last year on hitting instruction using the rotational method. What I noticed as a result was my dughter was able to make very good contact and seldom struck out. However, most of the hits were on the ground to the right side of the field (she bats right handed) with less then average power. Practices start again in January so I am wondering if there are a couple of things I could be focusing on at home on at home that would help to improve her timing and power.
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> So that we might understand better where you are right now, can you describe the instruction or whose tape or better yet, post a clip of one of her swings. Being both a fp dad and a bb dad, I can relate to your concern. You can also read a LOT of good discussions on the subject over on http://fpf.dynip.com:8080/~1/login
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> Good luck,
> Mark H.
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> Mark H.

THANKS MARK AND BsH FOR THE QUICK RESPONSE. THE INSTRUCTER MY DAUGHTER HAS WAS A EX PRO WHO PLAYED IN THE GIANTS ORGANIZATION. HE TEACHES THE ROTATIONAL METHOD AS TAUGHT AT ARIZONA STATE AND HAS USED TRAINING AIDS THAT FOCUS ON HIP AND SHOULDER TURN. HE ALSO WORKED ON HAVING HER FORWARD (LEFT)FOOT POINTED OPEN WITH THE HEEL IN THE AIR A BIT. THIS THEN WOULD ALLOW THE HEEL TO BE THE TRIGGER TO UNLOAD. WOULD IT BE BETTER TO STRIDE RATHER THEN STAND LOADED WITH YOR HEEL IN THE AIR? I DID NOTICE THAT SHE WOULD SOMETIMES SET UP WITH A CLOSED STANCE AND WILL WORK TO CORRECT THAT. ONE OTHER THING THAT THE INSTRUCTER FOCUSED ON WAS HER FOLLOW THROUGH. SHE WOULD TEND TO ALMOST SLOW HER SWING TO THE POINT WHERE THE BALL WOULD STOP SOME OF THE FORWARD MOMENTUM OF THE BAT WHICH THEN WOULD RESULT IN A ABBREVIATED FOLLOW THROUGH.
I WILL VIDEO HER SWING TO SEE WHAT I CAN PICK UP.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP


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