I've read in a couple of these threads that doing long toss can help increase a pitcher's velocity. DD's pitching coach started to work some long toss into her lessons as well, but I've noticed that starting off with long toss after warmup during a lesson kinda wears her out. By the end of the hour, she's tired and sore and unable to throw strikes.
During our throwing sessions away from the team & lessons, I've had DD do long toss after she's done throwing (about 35 minutes). She doesn't get as far back as she would if she started with long toss, but I feel like she's getting more out of a throwing session if she waits until the end to do long toss.
I've watched Monica Abbott's long toss video, and it sounds like she does it once a week. My question is this: does it make much of a difference if DD is doing long toss before or after throwing her regular pitch routine? Should it be something that is completely separate -- just warmup and long toss but nothing else?
DD is a second-year 12U, and she's been working from 43 feet to try and be ready for 14U and middle school. Any input appreciated!
The Abbott video, for reference: