in my area, one small city has 22 little teams at the 11-12r old level. seems like everyone is moving their kids to that program. they tend to be very good in that city. anyways, they teach some pitching style that i never heard of. the guy that teaches all of the kids and coaches was supposed to be really good in college ball. here is the main teaching:
at knee lift balance point, extend your throwing arm high (elbow above shoulder) and throw the ball down towards home plate. at release you should be bent over from the hips with a fairly flat back and throwing arm extended way out in front of you.
anybody heard of this? he tried to teach it at my hometown last year (same guy) and i threw the pitching style out of the window after reading O’leary’s website (another story entirely). is there any merit in this style, or is it another new fangled attempt to hurt a kid’s arm?