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Swing mechanics and mental mistakes

GoldenGraham34 ·
I seem to have a lot of issues with my swing. I'm not very consistent at all, even on the tee. There are times when I'm opening up too early, but then other times my shoulder stays closed well. Sometimes my back shoulder drops too early and I drag...
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Golfman25 ·
Make sure you have a plan. Know what are you going to work on that session. Work on one thing at a time. Go slow and reset yourself after each swing. Focus on quality, not quantity. Your not there to get exercise.
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J H ·
GoldenGraham34- Are you familiar with Steve Springer at all?
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playball2011 ·
Originally Posted by GoldenGraham34: I seem to have a lot of issues with my swing. I'm not very consistent at all, even on the tee. There are times when I'm opening up too early, but then other times my shoulder stays closed well. Sometimes my back shoulder drops too early and I drag through the zone, but other times I can't feel that happening. Those seem to be my main two problems, but also my hands-- I don't know what angle they come in. I've felt pretty comfortable with them aiming about...
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GoldenGraham34 ·
Originally Posted by playball2011: Originally Posted by GoldenGraham34: I seem to have a lot of issues with my swing. I'm not very consistent at all, even on the tee. There are times when I'm opening up too early, but then other times my shoulder stays closed well. Sometimes my back shoulder drops too early and I drag through the zone, but other times I can't feel that happening. Those seem to be my main two problems, but also my hands-- I don't know what angle they come in. I've felt pretty...
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GoldenGraham34 ·
Originally Posted by J H: GoldenGraham34- Are you familiar with Steve Springer at all? I've heard of him before, but I don't really know who he is. What does he do?
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Overthehill ·
Quit thinking about so many things at once. A lot of your problem, from reading your post, is too much is going through your head. Lots of hitting instructors talk about hands, hips, front shoulder, back hip, etc. Try this to start. Anytime you hit off of the tee, soft toss, bp, short toss. Don't watch where the ball goes. Keep your head and eyes down as if looking right into the tee after hitting the ball. Your front shoulder will always do what your head does. Head down, shoulder down.
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Kman9 ·
Try clearing your mind before your swing and swing. Let muscle memory take over. Take deep breaths to after a bad swing and regroup yourself.
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Sdlefty ·
At 13 I believe some of what you are going through is normal. I recommend you find the best hitting instructor in your area to develop proper physical and mental approach. Here is Springers Twitter feed. Good to follow. https://twitter.com/qualityatbats Good luck!
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16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
Hey Guys. Hope this is the right place to post this...I just read a previous post about how there are less kids signing up for baseball and some who are unsure of continuing in the sport. Well there are some kids who are out there trying to reverse that trend. One of them created a channel called Pitching Tutors on You tube. If you have a minute, go check out the content and give your feedback. Whether it's support or constructive criticism, any engagement of content creators will help to...
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RJM ·
Just a simple question ... Why would a kid listen to a sixteen year old versus a professional pitcher? Your heart is in the right place. I’m just not sure the effort will be effective.
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Sirloindameaty ·
I guess the simple answer is that younger pitchers can be more relatable to kids than a pro. Also, not many pros have a Free detailed program online that teaches kids how to go from t-ball to HS Varsity level. Possibly because pro's are either busy or want to be paid in some way for their time. Granted there is no revolutionary information being relayed. Most of the content is "best practices" type of stuff. But, Good information can come from anyone. A lot of the pitching instruction videos...
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JCG ·
I agree with you -- good content is good content, regardless of the age or experience of the presenter. Certainly pro pitchers bring more credibility to the table, but they are not necessarily good coaches and communicators. I think the video you linked to is pretty good and I hope the kid keeps it up.
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Sirloindameaty ·
@JCG Thanks for the reply. I think that if kids took the time and effort to engage in positive projects like this, it should be encouraged. There are enough people already on the other side of the equation giving criticism. How many pro's are teaching online and opening themselves up for criticism?
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Scott Munroe ·
It is really cool to see a young man trying to give back to the community and the game! Creating a YouTube channel for pitching will bring value to many who may not have the resources to secure professional instruction. Feedback for improvement: 1) Watch a few YouTube videos on Camera presence. He does a great job of showing enthusiasm, but some thought should go into the viewer's experience as well. Meaning, all the unnecessary movement takes away from the viewer's ability to focus on the...
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Sirloindameaty ·
@Scott Muroe Thanks for the feedback and the suggestions. I feel like your post is a good example of how forums like this should be used. Meaningful and constructive feedback is not always easy to come by on forums. Thank you! I'll pass the sentiment along. I think that collaboration with other programs may be a little ways down the road given time and age constraints.
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Scott Munroe ·
You are welcome! Also, I agree the forum should be a place for feedback....how else can you learn if you do not ask for feedback? In defense of those who choose not to provide feedback, this forum has a couple of members on it that have ruined it for people like you and I apologize for that. There many good people on this site who have a wealth of knowledge that would love to help continue an up and coming player's success. You know who they are...just PM them with your questions. Just for...
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Go44dad ·
Why can't a 16 year old be an effective coach? Who knows? I am certain my son could teach younger kids to pitch better than a lot of coaches out there. I do just want to put one thing out there. I live in Texas. If my HS son gives lessons, helps someone out with baseball or similar and gets paid for it, it is a UIL violation and if you play on a high school team all of the games can (and most likely will) be forfeited. It happened here a couple years ago. ...
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Sirloindameaty ·
@go44dad Thanks for the reply and heads up. At this time, the you-tube channel and all the content is free and he is not getting paid for anything. But that is a good point about the various rules around players getting paid. Thanks you!
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cabbagedad ·
I just took a quick glance at this from work with no audio. My observation may be useful from this different perspective. The video is 4:18 long. There are three short 5 second action clips (two of them being identical). The remaining 4+ minutes are video of a guy talking. I don't even know what the topic was but kids young and old require a much higher ratio of visual demonstration and less talk. Even if he was just talking about what he was going to be presenting in the future, still need...
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Sirloindameaty ·
@cabbagedad Thanks for the reply and the thoughtful feedback. I'll make that suggestion to the channel producer.
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Vault Baseball Clinic & Camp - Pitching, Throwing, and Hitting - November 19/20 (Virginia Beach)

utilityman ·
Vault Fitness & Athletics will be hosting its first baseball clinic of the offseason on November 19-20. This two day camp will focus on the fundamental mechanics of pitching/throwing and hitting. The camp is 2 hours each day (12-2 pm) and is limited to 24 players total. Ages will be tee ball thru high school. Players will be divided into two groups by age (young/old) with a maximum of 12 players per group. Groups will switch coaches on the second day of camp. The camp will be staffed by...
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