[quote=“12JTWilson”]We are currently getting into the rocker drill & have used the knee drill for some time.
Another new drill is the chair drill with the back leg rested on a folding chair. I know it really helps with head over knee at release & staying closed as well.[/quote]
If that’s the drill I’m thinking of, it’s not appropriate for everyone. Wouldn’t want to try to tell Randy Johnson he needs to do that drill.
[quote]Roger, my son has a high 3/4 over the top release point. As expected he gets his head far outside the knee at release vs stacked over the knee/foot.
Are the release point/arm angle tied into where the head is at upon release? My thinking is that if you have that high angle/release you must be outside the knee with your head.
if so, do you teach a different angle/release point or do you teach head over kne and let the arm follow suit?[/quote]
I never teach arm slot. I teach posture and let the arm do its thing.
Here’s my take on this… One of the reasons Lincecum is “the freak” is that he can tilt yet still remain online with his target and stay closed and rotate late. But postural tilt usually causes young pitchers to rotate early thereby reducing hip and shoulder separation and putting more stress on the arm. So I find myself correcting the posture issues. Also, when you watch a pitcher correct his posture and his release point moves further out front and then the movement on his breaking pitch gets noticeably better, that’s pretty cool.