Ricky, you start the ball on the proper step and you take 5 steps, not four so take that for what it's worth.
You take your first step too big, it is you largest step, then you take three quick steps then a long slow slide. The long slow slide is taking momentum from your shots.
You need to alter your cadence. Take 1/2 step on the first step, the second step cross your heel in front of your left foot with your toe pointing back toward your target. The third step should be a normal long step and start bending for the power step. The fourth step (power step) should be a half step and the same as the previous right foot step where it stepped heel in front of your left foot with the toe pointed at your target. The fourth step, should also be lowering your body into the slide and should be your fastest step. The slide should be back in front of your right foot which you seem to do well and the ball is tight to your ankle.
You have a nice swing and it seems to be lined up very well, keep up the good work.
Next post some close ups of your release from varying distances from behind.
You friend has late timing caused by a delay in his push away where he is over extending the ball. He has long arms in the first place, tell him to just drop the ball into the swing at the completion of his first left foot step. As it is he is starting the ball with his left foot, then extending with his right foot then dropping the ball into the swing making him very late. When his right foot is second right foot step is completed the ball should be behind him, as it is now, it's in front of him.
Edited by CoachJim (03/18/09 05:51 AM)