So on our team we have a kid who is very naturally strong and actually develops good velocity due to his strength. I have watched him for a year and a half but am now the team pitching coach. Worked with him a bit in the fall and he was very very wild, plus after about 20 throws he said his arm hurt so we stopped.
Mechanically what he does looks painful. He has his elbow well below his shoulder and his hand comes through around his neck to ear area. I can see why it hurts. Everything is very bent up and close to his body to throw like this.
So my question is this. If you have a kid who has this issue what do you do to fix it. Coaches have been telling him to get his elbow and hand up to no avail. Is that the only real fix there is or can we focus on getting his hand further away from his body and leave the elbow where it is safely? He seems to want to throw sidearm naturally.
This is U10 level.