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NEED HELP! Hitting - Keeping Back Elbow Away From the Body

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by COURAGE » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:09 pm

We are looking for a Hitting Drill to help keep distance between the back elbow and the body when swinging.

While watching video from our past tournament, one of our better right handed hitters is suddenly having problems and consistently kept hitting bleeders to the right side. After breaking down her swing, we noticed she is brushing her back elbow along her body through impact. We put it side by side with her swing from our last tournament and there she had a nice 2-3 inch separation and hit the ball extremely well both directions.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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by sotolini » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:58 pm

Wonder if there was anything else she was doing wrong... Reason I ask is because keeping the back elbow "away" from the body, to me, suggests she was casting out (which is bad)... Or maybe she was not attacking and late on the swing? Would love to see the video...
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by Softball_with_Margo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:06 am

Can you post a picture so I can see what you are talking about?
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