You are sooo good! Allow me to add some detail...
Start him out at the line, ball hanging down to his side. Have him bend his left knee (he is right-handed? Right?) and swing his right foot to his left side and extend his left arm directly to the left. A good finish pose.
Now have hims swing the ball...hard swings. He will then fall off balance to his right. Straighten him up and have him try again until he can swing the ball and feel completely solid. Now have him stand up and reset himself (fingers out of the ball, shake his right arm loose, restore his dignity, etc.)
Put him back into that finish pose and have him do the free-armswing drill. That would be swinging his arm freely six times, but releasing the ball on the fourth swing. His fourth armswing should be like the third or fifth. It won't. He will rear up and sling it, then fall off balance.
Shake your head digustingly. :rolleyes:
Tell him to try it again, this time keep his right arm relaxed. He will, but watch yourself. He will also relax his hand and here comes the ball...somewhere. Usually in the ditch.
Now tell him to relax his arm, but release the ball instead of dropping the ball.
When he has that down, stand him a step and a half from the foul line. Tell him to swing the ball forward and back. At the top of the backswing, slide into the position he was previously practicing. He will again sling the ball and fall over.
Shake your head disgustingly. :rolleyes:
Don't laugh...he's frustrated...he may attack.
When he can do the one-step drill with a free armswing, he should feel really good about his balance and delivery. He may want to talk PBA qualifier, but keep him focused on the lesson.
I go straight from the one-step to the four step, but for safety's sake...without a ball.
We practice the four step with armswing motion...one step at a time. He WILL have his arm fully into the backswing at the end of the second step (they always do). Grab his arm and pull it down to his side while holding the second step. Third step is top of the backswing, then into that professional pose at the foul line.
Do it several times.
Now he will tell you he can't do this.
Tell him to shut up and push the ball into his chest.
For the start, have him push and step like Erin said...a string is tied between the big toe and the ring finger and the goal is to keep the string taught for the first step (which is a short step).
He will try to stop on each step with the ball in front, down at his side and at the top of the backswing, then swing and release on the third step. (Like he has been bowling...on the wrong foot.)
Now you can laugh.
(He's at the foul line, you're behind the approach...you've got at least three steps on him to the door.)
Depending upon your patience, you can stand clear and have him try it again and again.
Sooner than later he will get it.
But no more talk of the qualifier.
I hope this helps,