Many, many times as I travel and work at different academies in the area, parents and players walk into a cage and just start swinging away with no plan or direction. As expensive as a cage rental can be, it’s very important that players know how to manage their time inside the cage.
Again, a simple plan is needed. When working inside a cage the batted ball whether it’s flipped, thrown or off of a tee should hit the back ¼ or ⅓ of the cage. Executing this eliminates constant verbal coaching! The batted ball should be in the air, but for young players who may lack the strength, the direction is more important than the flight.