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  • #31
    Here are two swings of my 13 yo son, in regular and slow motion. He has been putting together some of the things we have learned lately, and his swings seem to be heading in the right direction. I was never a ball player myself so I was wondering what people here think-thanks! (Hope I attached the video correctly....)

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    • #32
      Karter
      Age 5:
      Age 5.jpg

      Age 6:
      Age 6.jpg

      Age 7:
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      8.jpg
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      Last edited by pthawaii; 02-21-2012, 11:12 PM.
      Never played baseball, just a dad of someone that loves to play. So take any advice I post with a grain of salt.

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      • #33
        Here is Ethan, 10, banging a single to center field. 2-2 on the day. He later hit a double over 3rd.

        Single to center

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        • #34
          Chris age 6 in Lob Ball: 2009


          chris batting by adamlm, on Flickr

          Chris age 7 first year of kid pitch in our league: 2010


          chris-allstar-5 by adamlm, on Flickr

          Chris age 8 second year of kid pitch in our league: 2011 (pardon our fields in NYC where we had a tornado last September)


          IMG_5074 by adamlm, on Flickr

          and hitting a walk off HR: This is what keeps him coming back


          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTE1i...70CF76#t=2m20s


          Here is Steven age 5: 2010 Tee-Ball


          baseball-71 by adamlm, on Flickr

          Steven age 6playing with his brother this season: 2011 (the one year I can get a way with this)


          IMG_5130 by adamlm, on Flickr


          and finally them trying to kill me with pitching: (Just happy they both like to go with dad and throw a ball around)

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWf6f5MaNg4



          Gold Glove 4/21 by adamlm, on Flickr

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          • #35
            masonhitting.jpg
            6 yrs old

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            • #36
              masons home run in the state championship.jpg
              6 year old state championship, this was his home run.

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              • #37
                11 yrs old

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6J7gOT898w

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRrT8ROvLcc

                Still working on getting slowmo vids... thoughts?

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                • #38
                  Age 13 batting
                  Here is a cage with 33/28 bat
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MejEios03M
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIdfF9YWIG8
                  Last edited by LAball; 01-10-2012, 02:00 AM.

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                  • #39
                    A career of hits thus far:

                    Spring 2010: Son @ 3 & 4 years old:
                    http://youtu.be/czscY_D0R9g

                    Fall 2010: Son @ 4 years old:
                    http://youtu.be/5vnx1uKXgx4

                    Spring 2011: Son @ 4 & 5 years old:
                    http://youtu.be/VmbjDRYTBIs

                    Fall 2011: Son @ 5 years old:
                    http://youtu.be/G4PmY9UBxLY

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                    • #40
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpa5s98ST5Y

                      Eight-year-old Adrian Bundy of the 9U South Carolina Kudzu gets his 100th hit in 9U/10U play. He's been playing 9U/10U since he turned 5. Going back to the fall, the Kudzu are 34-8, including a 3-3 mark against 10U teams.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by TouchemAll View Post
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpa5s98ST5Y

                        Eight-year-old Adrian Bundy of the 9U South Carolina Kudzu gets his 100th hit in 9U/10U play. He's been playing 9U/10U since he turned 5. Going back to the fall, the Kudzu are 34-8, including a 3-3 mark against 10U teams.
                        He's been playing with 9/10u since he ws 5? How and why? Has he not stayed with the same group of kids? Or did you put your tball team in 9/10u from the get go?

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                        • #42
                          Adrian has played 9U/10U kid pitch travel ball since he was 5. Has never played kid pitch rec ball. He's played on several teams as he has had to change teams when a team he has been on has aged up to 11U.

                          Adrian is currently 8U age and has played with the 9U Carolina Kudzu out of Columbia, S.C., since last fall. They play mostly 10U. Adrian will be able to stay with the Kudzu as long as he wishes and as long as they wish to have him as he is to the point where he will be able to advance with them to 11U when that time comes in the fall of 2013. They are really a talented bunch of boys. They're playing in the 10U Global World Series in Myrtle Beach July 7-11 and the 9U Elite 32 at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando Aug. 5-11.

                          Adrian's path in the game, playing for so many different teams, is not for every child. But he has had a wonderful experience to this point, and his passion for the game continues to grow. But I certainly recommend doing what you and your child are comfortable with.

                          Also, I want to make it clear here that our family is in no way delusional. We are very grounded in the game and are fully aware that what a child is doing today might or might not be what a child is doing tomorrow, next month, next year, five years from now, 10 years from now, etc.

                          Adrian, like any other child, will be fortunate if he can even play high school baseball. We firmly believe that you have to be born with the ability to play professional baseball, and the players who get to the major leagues get there on innate ability and how much work they put in to hone that innate ability. If you're not born with it, you'll not get there no matter how much work you put in, and if you're born with it, you won't get there without working your butt off to hone it. There are no shortcuts to professional baseball. Every player who ever gets paid to play has been born with the ability to get there and has put in the work to get there. Some have more ability and put in more work than others -- Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, for recent examples -- but they've all put in more work than most.

                          So, that said, we are just a family who loves baseball. Adrian is off to a great start in the game, nothing more, nothing less. And as long as Adrian wants to play, we're going to give him the opportunity to do so and enjoy the journey as long as it lasts, wherever it ends.

                          Anyway, here is another video of Adrian hitting soft toss recently. Our best to all of you and your kids. ...

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OIm8eGufQI

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by TouchemAll View Post
                            Adrian has played 9U/10U kid pitch travel ball since he was 5. Has never played kid pitch rec ball. He's played on several teams as he has had to change teams when a team he has been on has aged up to 11U.

                            Adrian is currently 8U age and has played with the 9U Carolina Kudzu out of Columbia, S.C., since last fall. They play mostly 10U. Adrian will be able to stay with the Kudzu as long as he wishes and as long as they wish to have him as he is to the point where he will be able to advance with them to 11U when that time comes in the fall of 2013. They are really a talented bunch of boys. They're playing in the 10U Global World Series in Myrtle Beach July 7-11 and the 9U Elite 32 at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando Aug. 5-11.

                            Adrian's path in the game, playing for so many different teams, is not for every child. But he has had a wonderful experience to this point, and his passion for the game continues to grow. But I certainly recommend doing what you and your child are comfortable with.

                            Also, I want to make it clear here that our family is in no way delusional. We are very grounded in the game and are fully aware that what a child is doing today might or might not be what a child is doing tomorrow, next month, next year, five years from now, 10 years from now, etc.

                            Adrian, like any other child, will be fortunate if he can even play high school baseball. We firmly believe that you have to be born with the ability to play professional baseball, and the players who get to the major leagues get there on innate ability and how much work they put in to hone that innate ability. If you're not born with it, you'll not get there no matter how much work you put in, and if you're born with it, you won't get there without working your butt off to hone it. There are no shortcuts to professional baseball. Every player who ever gets paid to play has been born with the ability to get there and has put in the work to get there. Some have more ability and put in more work than others -- Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, for recent examples -- but they've all put in more work than most.

                            So, that said, we are just a family who loves baseball. Adrian is off to a great start in the game, nothing more, nothing less. And as long as Adrian wants to play, we're going to give him the opportunity to do so and enjoy the journey as long as it lasts, wherever it ends.

                            Anyway, here is another video of Adrian hitting soft toss recently. Our best to all of you and your kids. ...

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OIm8eGufQI
                            While I would suggest he play with his own age group .... It sounds like you have a good outlook on his future.
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                            • #44
                              Perry, Age 10. Still working on the load...right now he turns his lead shoulder in a bit and pushes his hands back.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ltL...ature=youtu.be

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                              • #45
                                He just turned 4 Here (pretty Bad here) Gets alot better after 1 year

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV40jjSuhuE

                                4 1/2 yr olds, First real Game at bat

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTje9Ym4ZVc


                                Just turned 5

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZngPPLDq2Q

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