Thanks, camisadelgolf. He is, on a very limited basis. He is mainly four seam fastball, two seam fastball, and changeup. He throws two changes, circle and a knuckleball. This year, we have a former big league pitcher, Mike Trombley, as our pitching coach. His son is also on the team. We have emphasized that if the boys are going to throw a curve ball, they are going to throw it correctly.
This is from an earlier post in this thread:
If they learn to throw it correctly, I have no problem if they throw it on a very limited basis. Believe me, I see a lot of kids trying to throw it when they are warming up and fooling around. The problem is, very few are throwing it correctly, and for me, that is where a lot of kids are hurting their arms. To the extent that I see it in the Little League World Series? No. Some of those kids are throwing it way too much.
On another note, it is unbelievable how many kids are not throwing the fastball correctly and, that, is hurting their arms every bit as much as throwing the breaking ball. We really emphasize the proper throwing mechanics, every practice. The facility that we play out of, Carolina's Baseball Center, is very big on teaching baseball the correct way.