The Cages Training Facility

The Cages Training Facility

Mike Flynn

Phoenix, AZ

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9 years in business
4 employees

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I have been teaching baseball and softball for 18 years, primarily for those age 16 and under.  I've managed teams to both local and national championships and am extremely active in local baseball.  Check out my personal profile at our website at www.thecagesfacility.com, or check out our Facebook page, "The Cages Training Facility".

Seeing players improve after working with them and helping them realize their potential.

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Baseball


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Phoenix, AZ 85032

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First we evaluate the player by measuring their exit velocity (hitting) and/or pitching velocity and charting this.  As we continue with lessons we constantly re-evaluate so we can actually chart the progress.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been a successfull club manager, Little League Coaching Coordinator and am a member of the American Baseball Coaching Association.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Standard rates are $50/hr.

I do a 30 minute evaluation lesson for $35 where I evaluate the player, make suggestions and give the player and parent an opportunity to "evaluate" me as well to see if there is a good fit.  If everyone is happy we can discuss further lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I was a Little League and Club coach for 18 years.  I purchased The Cages so I could fulfill my wish to coach for a living.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with kids ages 4-18, both boys and girls in baseball and softball.  I work with both beginners and experienced players who are looking to take their game to the next level.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We hold Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring Break baseball clinics here at The Cages.  They mostly sell out and we can spend 2-4 days actually teaching the kids proper fundamentals.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always look for a coach that is experienced coaching kids.  There are lots of ex-professionals, but if they've never worked with kids before there are usually communication problems.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are they serious about their game?

Are they willing to work between lessons?

Can the exhibit patience while they learn something new or different?

Will they listen and apply what is being taught?