This is my first post, and I look forward to your replies. First, let me say that I have much more experience in the softball world. But now my 10yo son has decided he would like to pitch like his big sister, so I need to start doing some research. For my daughter, we sought out an instructor who teaches a method of pitching that is fluid and uses the natural lower body strength of a woman to get power into the pitches. It doesn’t rely on unnatural shoulder or elbow whips, therefore there are far fewer injuries.
Are there different schools of pitching mechanics when it comes to baseball? If yes, which do you recommend and why? I will say that while my son pitches pretty efficiently using the traditional overhand method, his natural tendency is to throw side arm. I don’t know if that’s something we want to encourage or not, since I don’t know of potential injury risks vs. other methods.
Thank you in advance!!