We always called our own, and when I coached we let the kids call their game.
Often times the pitcher, or catcher, has more intel on the hitter than the coaches do by facing them in JV, Frosh, spring season, etc.
We would often see players discussing certain hitters because they faced them often so why not use that knowledge?
I am a proponent that 'any pitch is the right pitch if located properly' and believe its is more about pitch execution than pitch selection.
My HS coaches were a former MiLB catcher, and the other MiLB pitcher, so if anyone I think would have been overzealous and want to control the game I would think they would...but they didnt. Maybe chimed in a little bit once in awhile, but rarely.
I stlll remember the lessons learned in pitch calling from LL that I learned from my dad.
I also believe it isnt rocket science. Stay out of the middle of the zone as much as possible and go for it. I always preached first pitch strikes and the % of getting on base with a 1st pitch ball vs strike was doubled over the ten year I tracked it. Some advice to a kid who was getting a lot of first pitch swings and contact when we discussed it as he thought maybe inside to brush them back, but instead went with the breaking ball diving out of the zone as they were all looking dead red getting alot of plate to get ahead.
but anyways....I will always die on that hill to let the kids call it and teach and instruct them to do so. If they are young.......then to be honest with you the game is not that important contrary to some parents and coaches beliefs. Learning in a LL game, or youth pool play or bracket, is the perfect time and they will learn, and learn quickly.
Plus I am all for the kids taking ownership of their selection. Make your call, deliver the pitch, and own the result on your selection and your execution.