Drills for decreasing axis rotation

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Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by Mongo » May 8th, 2019, 12:58 pm

As I'm working with more kids prepping for Junior Gold, a common issue I see is too much axis rotation.

I'm looking for some drills to work on decreasing those numbers to give them a smoother, more controllable shape on sport patterns.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by 44boyd » May 8th, 2019, 1:19 pm

Backup balls and foul line drills.
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Re: Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by Mongo » May 8th, 2019, 4:09 pm

44boyd wrote:Backup balls and foul line drills.
Nothing more fancy than that? :P
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Re: Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by 44boyd » May 8th, 2019, 5:03 pm

We tend to make this game a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
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Re: Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by Mongo » May 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm

44boyd wrote:We tend to make this game a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
Guilty as charged.
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Re: Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by TonyPR » May 8th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Always put tape on PAP so they can see their release when practicing. Swinging and releasing a water bottle between partners can teach too, use bottle cap to simulate PAP.

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Re: Drills for decreasing axis rotation

Post by Mongo » May 9th, 2019, 3:16 am

Been doing a little more research.....

I remember seeing a video of a coach putting a piece of tape on the pad of his ring finger and going through the swing while keeping the tape balanced to promote a lower axis rotation.

Another tip I remember is to lead with your ring finger.

Of course Slowinski has his VAR-E method
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