I have just come back to coaching baseball (well Tee-Ball with my oldest son) but before I coached 11-12 year olds, and then 14-15 Babe Ruth Level.
For kids who were chronically bailing that front foot, and then likely having difficulty making solid contact, I adjusted the starting stance.
The feet at the beginning were wider than an athletic stance, actually starting at the width that they would end up with following the step. Then the foot is up and down. No forward movement. Foot comes up as though it is attached with a rope to the hands. So as the hands come back during pitch delivery, the body rocks back, front knee bending and then coming back down in the same place it started.
the wider stance makes it more difficult to bail prematurely where most of these kids were coming out.
emptyRMember Since 24 May 2006
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