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    not great video but any comments?




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H9F1...eature=channel

  • #2
    I know that there are things that are different pitching inside off turf that don't happen off a real mound. Seems like his left foot slides a long way across the rubber. That normal for him?

    He looks comfortable with his mechanics. There's a lot of good things happening. What's his focus on in developing?
    There are two kinds of losers.....Those that don't do what they are told, and those that do only what they are told.

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    • #3
      Shake, I dont know why but he has always had the long slide across the rubber. If you remember he had the growth plate shoulder issue 2 summers ago. lately he has been working on a longer stride and finishing more down and over out front with foot facing the plate. He had a bad habit of the foot being angled and not opened up all the way but appears he has fixed that. I am just looking to see if any one sees anything Im missing?

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      • #4
        Arm and lower body rhythm is off due to long stride.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shake-n-bake View Post
          I know that there are things that are different pitching inside off turf that don't happen off a real mound. Seems like his left foot slides a long way across the rubber. That normal for him?

          He looks comfortable with his mechanics. There's a lot of good things happening. What's his focus on in developing?
          This. The sliding from one side to the other is unacceptable. Looks pretty good otherwise.
          Major Figure

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          • #6
            just watched it again and the foot slide is goofy dont know how he could do that on a real mound with a big rut in front of the rubber. Gonna have to address that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LAball View Post
              Arm and lower body rhythm is off due to long stride.
              I'm guessing a 6' mound, and he's not close to the end of it. I was going to say I thought it was a short stride.
              efastball.com - hitting and pitching fact checker

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ctheusa View Post
                Shake, I dont know why but he has always had the long slide across the rubber. If you remember he had the growth plate shoulder issue 2 summers ago. lately he has been working on a longer stride and finishing more down and over out front with foot facing the plate. He had a bad habit of the foot being angled and not opened up all the way but appears he has fixed that. I am just looking to see if any one sees anything Im missing?
                I'd say good for him in improving his stride and how he finishes. To me that looks like a strength in his mechanics.

                Look at the top of his leg kick with him. I like that he's not lazy with his foot here, but there's some room for improvement. Only reason I mention it is because that's my son's current project, so I've been in a habit of focusing in on that. Perhaps a bit higher? Knee coming in higher and tighter to chest? You can see by the way he leans into his stride leg at the top of his leg kick that it might be a really natural adjustment. That and keeping the toe firm (maybe pointed a little more down).

                I mean he looks pretty good. The low hanging fruit is certainly gone.

                Prior to his GP did he drag his back foot a bit? My son did and I think it may have factored into his injury. In the grand scheme of things it made for some good adjustments and his arm's better so it wasn't the worst thing in the world.
                There are two kinds of losers.....Those that don't do what they are told, and those that do only what they are told.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ctheusa View Post
                  I would recommend a side view (facing his front) and a back view with video slowed down to about 70%. There is no way for someone to accurately comment looking at a video normal speed from 60 to 70 feet away.

                  Watch this video http://youtu.be/lGDlwhITEp8 to learn why stride is absolutely necessary for maximum velocity.

                  Some things I'm working on with my 13 yr old is for him to stride the distance equal to his height. Also working on his flexibility.
                  Last edited by tradosaurus; 02-21-2012, 05:10 AM. Reason: cuz i want to

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tradosaurus View Post
                    There is no way for someone to accurately comment looking at a video normal speed from 60 to 70 feet away.
                    This is why many of us download them, and look at them by frame.
                    efastball.com - hitting and pitching fact checker

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ctheusa View Post
                      just watched it again and the foot slide is goofy dont know how he could do that on a real mound with a big rut in front of the rubber. Gonna have to address that.
                      Is he throwing strikes? If so I wouldn't worry about the foot slide.

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