Any drills or mental “triggers” on when to break hands–kid breaking hands too close to the balance point,leading to velocity loss.Need lateral movement to plate.Pitching well out of stretch.Ideas guys?
I used to have the problem with breaking my hands too soon in my mechanics. To break my hands slowly while my front leg is on the way down, I over-emphasized the time. By this, I mean that I kept my hands together much later than the ideal, because I had the habit of throwing my arm backward, rather than a controlled arm-swing. This gave me the sensation of the timing of where my hands should be at that stage of my mechanics. Gradually, I could wait smaller amounts of time until I had a nice controlled arm-break.
This is probably very confusing to read, I appologize.
i had a little problem getting my timing back together when i just started throwing bullpens after surgery. one thing i did was drop my hands really low, in front of my zipper, so i couldnt wait too long or else my leg would get in the way. i would just break as soon as i had room with my leg clearing. it didnt really take long to get back in rhythm.
after a while i could move my hands up to where it was comfortable since my hand timing was back in sync with my mechanics.
hope that helps