I don't like side toss because to me it doesn't really make sense they are never going to see a ball coming from that direction. We do front toss at about 15-20 ft. and I do try to shoot it in there with some speed not a lot, but enough that they have to be ready. I've notice that most of our girls time my arm when my arm starts back they load and then when they see the ball they stride and swing it works out pretty good for us. We don't have any coaches that can windmill so this is as good as it gets. When we are indoors we have front toss in one cage and then in the other cage they hit off a machine and that's where they get the sensation of speed, but a lot of the girls don't like the machine at first because there is nothing to time.
It’s not the direction of the ball toss that is bad, she is swinging inside the ball (out from) and driving it to right center. It’s a must in my book to do exactly what is being done in that swing.
Side toss is like a moving tee. You have to toss them correctly. Just like he posted about front toss. They’re often done to fast and the hitter doesn’t start on time. In both tosses front and side they’re seldom done correctly (speed of toss, accuracy of toss, when to start).
I have a Utee also as a moving tee. Same direction as a pitched ball. The speed can be changed, just adjust the length of the cable. Here’s a chart for Utee.
I also like the jugs pitching machine closer with lower speeds as well as front toss. Very accurate up close.