Long toss can often make-or-break a pitcher's ability to become a successful athlete.
Here's a long-toss drill from the Active.com softball community perfect for improving a young hurler's accuracy--while developing their overall arm strength.
How the Drill Works
I start off by having my pitchers throw 10 balls from approximately 20 feet. Then I have them move in ten-foot increments back until they are throwing from as far back as 60 feet.
Taking It Up a Notch
Once we have maxed out the "comfortable accurate distance" for the drill, I have them move to the rubber, and throw 20-50 hard pitches. (Start off with 75 percent effort, and then work up close to 100 percent.)
I find that combining the short and long distances works on two things at the same time: arm stength (speed) and accuracy. And this sets them up with great muscle memory to take their game to the next level.