We have just begun our season, we have had a couple of practices. My son is our starting pitcher and has really good mechanics for an 8 year old. He has been taking lessons from a friend of mine (he is a proffesional pitching coach) for about 18 months. I have paid close attention to his coaching and have learned alot from him and also from personal studies (like this web site).My son has a 3/4 delivery (about 10:30) and i have become his main pitching coach with lessons to make sure him and I are staying on track.
Any ways the manager of our team has designated me as pitching coach. I have one kid who has a really good arm but is very wild. He has a side arm delivery (about 9 o’clock). I really want to help him but I dont know if I should try to get his arm angle up or work with his natural arm angle. If we stick with his natural arm angle, are the mechanics the same or do you alter it? Part of keeping my son “over the plate” is keeping his elbow up and throwing on a downward plane. Im not sure how this would translate to a side arm pitcher.
Like I said I want to HELP this kid not just conform him. Any advice is much appreciated.
Thanks in advance. :?