When your release of the ball occurs slightly after the slide begins (or in the extreme case, when the slide is over or nearly over); often referred as the “plant and throw” release; if your body is “planted” it allows you to use more upper body and arm strength to whip the ball through the release adding more lift and power. Taught by some coaches as the ideal release. One way to try get late timing is by holding/carrying the ball a tinge longer in your approach before executing the push-away. If you are consistently coming up light, you may be suffering from a case of late timing. One cure is to start your pushaway earlier as this will tend to produce earlier timing. See also “early timing”.

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