You still need to do the same things as the 3/4 and over-the-top guys - good mechanics and timing. In particular, you need to get good hip and shoulder separation and delayed shoulder rotation. Being a sidewinder, you probably really "wind-up" and then unwind. You need to be careful you don't open the shoulders up too soon. If you have trouble getting squared up at release, don't "stay back" or try to slow down your upper body. Instead, try getting into foot strike quicker. You could also take your stride knee back a bit further. The idea is to make the adjustments with your lower body.