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Waterball Stop

Lower Body Patterning

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Waterball Stop

Thought Process:

The instability of the waterball creates cocontractions throughout the important phases of the delivery. There is added emphasis in the deceleration of the hips in trunk in order to be able to stay on one leg. This can alter how the lower body works because any extra push or jump off the mound would making stopping far more difficult. The waterball also creates an environment for efficient rotation in the upper body both because of the size and the instability.

Movement Prescription:

Poor rotators. Athletes that do not stop the hips or trunk. Athletes that loose their anchor.

Feels/Cues:

Finish on one leg. Keep your back foot in the ground as long as you can. Move the water.

Common Compensations:

Some athletes will not stop or will fall over. At times athletes will go too slow trying to limit the amount of instability. Moving too dissimilar to the delivery.

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