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Bare Hand Throws

Rx'd: 1-2 rounds of 7 - each hand

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BONUS: Resistance Band Addition

Key Points:

-Work from square position (hips and shoulders)

-Front elbow under chin

-Avoid spinning (recruiting shoulder)

-Quiet lower half, don't be too quick with knees/hips

-Knee stays behind hip

-Loose shoulders

-Keep rear shoulder from driving downward toward ball (posture)

Clint's notes:  one trick I've found to work well with the lead hand ball throw is to stand about 1' in front of the hitter's chest during the throw.  Often kids want to "cast" their arm and just toss it with a straight arm.  Make sure they go in more of a straight path than a "round" path.  "Thumb down"  is a good cue for them.

Crushing fear and self doubt on the baseball field

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