I know that there are other threads on rushing; and I have read them, but I must not have understood them because I still feel like I don’t know what rushing means in relation to pitching. Anyone that could help me see the light on this topic would have my eternal gratitude.
I think my son (13) has trouble with rushing. If your lower half is moving too fast or faster than your upper half, is that rushing? If your lower half is moving so fast you’re stomping down on your front foot rather than gliding, is that rushing? If so, that’s my son’s problem alright.
Apart from a toe-tap drill I found online, what recommendations are there for fixing rushing? I’ve asked my son before why he feels the need to move his lower half so fast. I’ve asked him is it nerves, or does he feel like this is how velocity is generated? He says the later. I feel like this problem is very akin to his problem lunging during hitting when he was younger. That has gotten a lot better, so hopefully this will too. In the meantime however, my hair is turning gray.