Pictured Above: Marcus is 12 years old and took his first lesson with me right before his 8 year old sister, Mia, had her hitting lessons. I asked him after the 30 minute hitting lesson, "Marcus, I don't know how you hit before. How do you feel about our lesson and do you think this helped you?" He replied, "I use to hit 25% line drives. In this lesson, I hit 95% line drives." I said, "Awesome!! Praise the Lord! And, thank you for listening!!"
There is a debate of whether the baseball swing is different than the softball swing. Then again, if you ask 10 different coaches how to do something ...you'll get 10 DIFFERENT ways and opinions of how to do something correct...lol=)
When I was a young athlete, my dad was very busy running his apartment business. I love my mom and she was very supportive, but we would probably really hurt her if she tried to throw in the cages with us..lol! My dad thought, "I have a boy and girl who are 1.5 years apart and don't have time to have two types of balls and two different throws". He had to choose the most efficient way to get a good work out for both children. He never threw the softball under hand to me. He never even threw a softball. My brother, dad and I would work out every Friday night in the batting cages throwing bp (batting practice) to one another with a BASEBALL and we would throw OVERHAND every bp. I also accompanied my brother to his baseball hitting lessons every week. Our hitting instructor had a son who broke all the Stetson University hitting records (Frankie Corr Jr.).
Did the baseball hitting influence help me or hurt me? In high school, I led my Father Lopez High School team with hitting and became "Volusia County Softball Player of the Year" both 2000 and 2001". I received a Full Ride Softball Scholarship to Florida Southern (Lakeland, FL). My Junior year, while I attended Lander University (my last year of playing), I led my team with 9 home runs over the fence.
I did this with the Lord's help, my parents, brother, baseball hitting instructor and from "baseball" influencing me. So, my baseball training background will benefit both your son and daughter just like it benefited my brother and myself.