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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SKIPPER, question about timing

Posted by: tom.guerry (tom.guerry@kp.org) on Thu Jan 6 09:49:13 2000


There is good info at setpro.com by Paul and Max about the distinction between swing cues for teaching and what really happens physically and biomechanically.As a coach I find I have to constantly rethink the cues and their usefulness,moreso when this teaching advice really contradicts what is physically/scientifically happening.An example:

Before I understood Jack's swing model I was a big proponent of throwing the hands/knob at the ball.Some kids did well,some didn't.It turns out the ones who did well did so because they didn't actually do this.The ones who followed this cue to the letter did poorly.Bad Cue.The simplest way to turn this around has been to follow Jack's model and emphasize rotating around a vertical axis with a slight backward lean,continuing torso rotation so that the bottomhand is pulling back at the point of contact.A much higher percentage of kids improve with this cue which is closer to reality for the full out maximum swing.


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