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  • jbooth
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    Originally posted by AltaLomaStorm View Post
    No video during a game, but I have a still photo from about a year ago playing "up" in a 12u tournament. This pitch was on the outside half of the plate that he hit hard to the left side.

    Sorry, best I can do.
    You can't look much better than that!

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  • Stealth
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    Originally posted by AltaLomaStorm View Post
    No video during a game, but I have a still photo from about a year ago playing "up" in a 12u tournament. This pitch was on the outside half of the plate that he hit hard to the left side.

    Sorry, best I can do.
    FWIW - Interesting shot. One of the MLB guys who teaches locally tells his students to hit this pitch location right back at the pitcher, instead of trying to go opposite field. He would want contact to be made right now if you look at where the ball is in this picture. He said he made a living hitting this pitch right back at the pitcher. Get the barrel to the ball.

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  • Jake Patterson
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    Looks pretty good to me...

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  • AltaLomaStorm
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    Originally posted by Stealth View Post
    BM - we agree on something (sort of) - it's a miracle. There are not too many 11 year olds who get that toe up at contact. I would be somewhat concerned with the back foot in a sense that I have seen some kids do this on ALL pitch locations which can/does create problems. Not sure if that's the case here only seeing one swing.

    I would love to see a live swing.
    No video during a game, but I have a still photo from about a year ago playing "up" in a 12u tournament. This pitch was on the outside half of the plate that he hit hard to the left side.

    Sorry, best I can do.
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  • Stealth
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    Originally posted by BoardMember View Post
    I did. It's awesome. No bug squish there for sure. I don't really care what happens AFTER this point:

    BM - we agree on something (sort of) - it's a miracle. There are not too many 11 year olds who get that toe up at contact. I would be somewhat concerned with the back foot in a sense that I have seen some kids do this on ALL pitch locations which can/does create problems. Not sure if that's the case here only seeing one swing.

    I would love to see a live swing.

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  • AltaLomaStorm
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    Originally posted by JackB1 View Post

    BTW, How did you do that "frame by frame" slomo thing?
    understand, i have NO experience in photo/video editing...so I use Microsoft Movie Maker (the program that comes with your OS) and import the video there. As I move the video forward one frame at a time, I capture each frame into the program. I then changed the default transition time from 3-4 seconds to .5 seconds and each photo capture together looks like a slo-mo video.

    I am sure this is the hard way to do this, but it seems to work and is free.

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  • Mark H
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    Originally posted by rubriva View Post
    I agree with Mark H... really no need to change anything... his results speak for themselves... don't worry about homeruns... especially given the fact that he's hitting for high average to all fields...... .
    Yes. Read Moneyball. Hitters with good averages often develop power later. Power hitters with low averages don't develop better averages.

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  • BoardMember
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    I did. It's awesome. No bug squish there for sure. I don't really care what happens AFTER this point:



    Originally posted by Stealth View Post
    Very nice for 11 years old. Anyone notice the back foot?

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  • jbooth
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    Originally posted by Stealth View Post
    Very nice for 11 years old. Anyone notice the back foot?
    What about his back foot? Do you mean the little rollover on the follow through?

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  • jbooth
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    Originally posted by AltaLomaStorm View Post
    Below is a video of my 11 year old, Steven, hitting off a tee (again). I posted a while back with a different video and got some good comments. Would especially like to hear what is right/wrong with his swing and WHAT DRILLS YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO IMPROVE. He is 11 and plays center field/first base/pitches for his 11u travel team. Is currently hitting over .500 with a lot of line drives and hard hit grounders. He hits hard to all fields, but is not a home run type hitter.

    We have a cage at home and do a mixture of tee work, soft toss, front toss and live hitting.

    Thanks, Marty

    (I took the video with a digital camera, so it is not that great).

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x...age3-30-08.flv
    I don't see much wrong with that swing. He may be getting the bat started a little early, and by "early" I mean that the bat and arms are moving toward the ball before he gets the front foot weighted, and the hips going. It could be because it's a tee swing. I know I have the same problem swinging at the tee. Actually, have the same problem when swinging at a pitch, except it's not quite as bad as it is with the tee swing.

    Other than that, it looks very good, just keep honing it in.

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  • Stealth
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    Very nice for 11 years old. Anyone notice the back foot?

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  • JackB1
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    Originally posted by AltaLomaStorm View Post
    Below is a video of my 11 year old, Steven, hitting off a tee (again). I posted a while back with a different video and got some good comments. Would especially like to hear what is right/wrong with his swing and WHAT DRILLS YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO IMPROVE. He is 11 and plays center field/first base/pitches for his 11u travel team. Is currently hitting over .500 with a lot of line drives and hard hit grounders. He hits hard to all fields, but is not a home run type hitter.

    We have a cage at home and do a mixture of tee work, soft toss, front toss and live hitting.

    Thanks, Marty

    (I took the video with a digital camera, so it is not that great).

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x...age3-30-08.flv

    Wow! That is a GREAT swing for an 11 year old! or for anybody for that matter ONLY thing I saw that MIGHT be a small issue is that he drops the elbow down a bit early and that might lead to a little bat drag or uppercutting, but I didn't see any in that swing.

    BTW, How did you do that "frame by frame" slomo thing?

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  • rubriva
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    I agree with Mark H... really no need to change anything... his results speak for themselves... don't worry about homeruns... especially given the fact that he's hitting for high average to all fields......NOW... If you're absolutely set on trying to increase his home run totals all I would say to have him keep his hands in the load position an extra second while his hips rotate more. This increased torque should give him more bat speed and power.

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  • Mark H
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    Don't you dare change a thing.

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  • Deemax
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    I like it. Thats a pretty good swing on such a little guy!

    -get him a tanner tee

    -get an L-screen, and mix in some front toss from behind it (great for the garage).

    -tell him hes doing really well, and focus on complimenting things hes doing right rather then what he is doing wrong....quite a difficult task for parents and coaches.

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