This is directed primarily at Chris O'Leary, but anyone is free to respond.
I've read briefly some of Chris' info on pitching mechanics, but I just wanted to know how much these mechanics pertain to positional players. As a softball coach, I get a lot of young girls who throw the ball like it is a dart, so we have to spend a lot of time teaching them to throw properly.
But what are proper throwing mechanics for a positional player, and how do they differ among the positions--outfield, infield, catcher?
What got me thing about this was Chris' explanation of hand position for the pitcher--that for a righty it should face 3rd base and not 2nd base as is commonly taught. In the past, when I teach outfielders to throw, I taught them to get more extension on the arm and to face the palm away from them (toward the fence). So I decided to go out and try it myself to see if that was what actually happened. Without videotaping it, I was observed having my hand in a position like the pitcher--facing to the side, not away from me.
Maybe I can eventually get some video......