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    I've been starting to have trouble lately with picking up the ball(may be my vision I have an eye appointment soon). It seems I often hit the top of the ball or pop it up. My coach says I'm pulling off and my shoulders are coming out which they probably are. He also told me to not start to rotate until my front foot is planted. I thought you were suppose to start rotating before your front foot is down. I'm also not hitting the ball to the opposite field much anymore like I use to. This past year was a great year for me I hit very well and hit my first HR. Ever since about 2 weeks ago I'm in a slump and every time I think I have my swing figured out and hit like a monster with my dad my coach finds another problem. I'm tired of being in a slump and having problems with my swing. When I hit with my dad I tear it up and I was tearing it up earlier this year. Please help me and if anyone knows a cheap brand of video camera that I could buy to get my swing on here I'd appreciate it.Thanks

  • #2
    Most cheaper digi cams can do video. Kinda hard to offer advice without seeing your swing.
    See ball, hit ball.

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    • #3
      sorry to be a pain but can you give a link or something to one that would work on like best-buy.com or wal-mart.com please. thanks

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      • #4
        Is your dad throwing at the same speeds your seeing in BP or games? Sounds like your more relaxed around dad and not as much otherwise.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by baseballer6 View Post
          sorry to be a pain but can you give a link or something to one that would work on like best-buy.com or wal-mart.com please. thanks
          whats your buget? I like the super duper ultra pooper high def smoke-em dope=em Sony one.
          http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202648528788

          Christmas cant come soon enough

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          • #6
            Originally posted by baseballer6 View Post
            sorry to be a pain but can you give a link or something to one that would work on like best-buy.com or wal-mart.com please. thanks
            I've used the Panasonic PV-GS15 for about 4 years now and have been very happy with it and because of its digital format, it works well with my Sports Motion software.

            The newer GR-DA30US is available at Best Buy for $199, is also digital and should meet you needs. Click here for the Best Buy link.

            .
            In memory of "Catchingcoach" - Dave Weaver: February 28, 1955 - June 17, 2011

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            • #7
              Originally posted by baseballer6 View Post
              I've been starting to have trouble lately with picking up the ball(may be my vision I have an eye appointment soon). It seems I often hit the top of the ball or pop it up. My coach says I'm pulling off and my shoulders are coming out which they probably are. He also told me to not start to rotate until my front foot is planted. I thought you were suppose to start rotating before your front foot is down. I'm also not hitting the ball to the opposite field much anymore like I use to. This past year was a great year for me I hit very well and hit my first HR. Ever since about 2 weeks ago I'm in a slump and every time I think I have my swing figured out and hit like a monster with my dad my coach finds another problem. I'm tired of being in a slump and having problems with my swing. When I hit with my dad I tear it up and I was tearing it up earlier this year.
              This may sound funny, but what does your dad say about your swing and approach? Your dad has watched you since you started and I bet has a pretty good idea what is happening when your hitting well and what you're doing now when things are going bad.

              Even if he's not a hitting instructor, he's probably seen enough of your swings to at least give an idea of where things just "look different".

              If this is a new coach for you, he may have a diiferent approach then what might be your usual style and as it sounds, may be unwittingly causing you to over think your at bats. This becomes pretty evident when you say that you "hit like a monster with my dad my coach finds another problem."

              Relax and simplify. Forget about trying to over analyze your swing and just work on "see the ball, hit the ball". Get your coach out of your head when you're at the plate.

              I know that's easy to say, but hard to do . . . Good luck
              In memory of "Catchingcoach" - Dave Weaver: February 28, 1955 - June 17, 2011

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              • #8
                MV9 and cally are exactly right.
                You're not THINKING with your dad. You're just HITTING. When you get with your coach, he gets in your head and starts telling you all the stuff your doing "wrong", so you start trying to "please him", and you start THINKING.
                Don't THINK, just HIT.
                Last edited by StraightGrain11; 06-01-2008, 09:05 PM.
                "Coaches should teach people to play better baseball, not teach baseball to make better players."
                "In the Little League manual it says 'Baseball builds character' - that is not true. Baseball reveals character." - Augie Garrido

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                • #9
                  thanks for the replies. I am happy to say I finally fixed my problem with the help of my coach. I wasn't shifting my weight I was staying back too much. I know it worked because I hit very well in our game the other night. Thanks for the replies. If I get that camcorder will I need to download programs onto my computer?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by baseballer6 View Post
                    thanks for the replies. I am happy to say I finally fixed my problem with the help of my coach. I wasn't shifting my weight I was staying back too much. I know it worked because I hit very well in our game the other night. Thanks for the replies. If I get that camcorder will I need to download programs onto my computer?
                    amazing what the mind will do. Glad to hear your confidence is back!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by baseballer6 View Post
                      thanks for the replies. I am happy to say I finally fixed my problem with the help of my coach. I wasn't shifting my weight I was staying back too much. I know it worked because I hit very well in our game the other night. Thanks for the replies. If I get that camcorder will I need to download programs onto my computer?
                      Figuring out weight shift is quite difficult. Good job!
                      Owner of Driveline Baseball - Seattle, WA

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                      • #12
                        Congrats glad to hear you're hitting better I kind of had a little of the same problem earlier.
                        "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." - Pete Rose

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