45 Degrees Closed

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45 Degrees Closed

Thought Process:

This drill is designed to develop feel for the lead leg block stopping the hips. The best throwers land slightly closed while many amateurs are forced to step open or try to. The hips are not able to over rotate and stop. Because the hips are stop it creates feel for the torso accelerating and stopping. It also gets the arm to work away from the body because they can’t push the ball to release they have to rotate.

Movement Prescription:

Athletes that overstride or do not stop their hips. It can also be used to teach efficient rotation of the upper body since they are not able to lean their chest forward. Lack of trunk deceleration. Inability to remove slack in the lower and upper body. Upper body prevents anchor. Inefficient sequence. Hips stop too late.

Feels/Cues:

Release the ball outside the front foot, pull your glove to your glute, keep your feet in the ground, throw side arm

Common Compensations:

Dragging or rolling the back foot, pushing the front knee outside the foot, pushing the arm forward.

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