My frustration with this comes from me reading these forums 3 years ago and believing we did not need to work on increasing speed at all. I read that we should work on spins and location which is correct but my daughter never got the pitching experience she needed because she was always the slowest pitcher. She was always on the bench while these pitchers throwing 3-6 mph faster than her was out there getting their work in. Regardless if they were getting hit or walking batters. My daughter didn't start getting pitching time until we started doing the softball performance network strength training recommended by our tincher softball instructor. Once she did this she picked up some speed and then the coaches started throwing her more. I'd like to think that is just ignorant coaches, but you see these college coaches at these showcases and everyone of them has a pocket radar in their hand. If they are checking it, it is important to them and you should be working to improve it. Don't neglect speed.