My son is left handed. He hits from the right and left. Last year he was hitting a little better (maybe 30/50) from the left as opposed to (25/50) from the right. He is a bit stronger hitting right handed though. We have been working on both sides when we practice at home but this years coach is trying to keep him right only. His swing is pretty natural from either side, I can't even set up right from the left. After the game Sunday the coach pulled him aside and said see hunter thats why I want you hitting right, he was 3 for 3, you can't do that from the left. He can is the problem, the coach does not give him this opportunity. The coach also tried to tell us that we need to stop working on both sides at home. My thought is to continue to work both sides and there may be some time that he will become much better at one side over the other, be it due to eye dominance or just strength but not from a coach at his current age, and at that point stick to the better side. I don't believe at 8 he should close the opening or ability to hit either way. Anybody have any advice on this type of dilemma?