Our Process

your action plan for success

The Open Cage gets it’s name from the belief that a batting cage is nothing more than an invitation. It cannot make an athlete perform better on it’s own, nor can it make an athlete more determined on it’s own.

The Open Cage is a conduit for success. Nothing more, nothing less. It is the athlete who desires, wills, and takes steps towards their future. It is the athlete who steps up to the plate with the game on the line in the last inning.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is to bring in determined, committed, and passionate athletes and turn them into winners. We cannot create desire, but we can develop mechanics, power, and strategies for the game far beyond a typical lesson. At the Open Cage, you will learn a wholistic approach to the game (physical, mental, emotional) which will give you a competitive advantage among your peers.

Our process

Our unique process starts first and foremost with the athlete. What do you want out of your career? We take your goals and give you an action plan for success. You will prepare and perform to your optimal level. Again, it is a process. This doesn’t happen overnight. We see beyond “outcomes” to the process of your skill development. Whatever your beginning skill level may be, it doesn’t matter.

4 keystone habits

Keystone Habits are overarching habits that lead to the development of other positive habits.

 

We have habits everywhere in our lives, but certain routines — keystone habits — lead to a cascade of other actions because of them.
-The Power of Habit, Charles Duhiggs

1. loyalty

This is our NUMBER 1, MOST IMPORTANT habit. It’s being committed to the people and things around you. In the day and age of “me, me, me” we will be different. We will be loyal to our coaches, teammates, parents, and ourselves. Our attitude is that the game is bigger than me.

 

I will not quit, I will not put others down, I will not complain. I will respect my coaches, love my teammates, and hold myself accountable to those around me. If I can do this now, I will do it in the future with my family, job, and responsibilities, even through hardship. I am LOYAL.

2. learning

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

– Henry Ford

 

Nobody knows everything. But when we think we do, we miss out on so much personal growth. A lot of times we shy away from learning, seeking, or asking simply because when we do it shows that we DON’T know what the answer is. It takes humility to be a learner. But that’s what we strive to be—curious! By committing to be a learner, we are more focused on the process (you’ll hear us talk about that a lot) and less on the outcome. Learners are always striving to be better. They aren’t afraid of failure because they know it’s one step closer to success.

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

3. fearlessness (FFTB)

Fate Favors The Bold
Think about that for a second…Do you believe you can control your fate? While you may not be able to write the future of your story sentence by sentence, you ARE in control of your future. So how will you choose to live? We choose to live fearlessly. Even when times get tough, and things don’t go our way.

 

In this game, there are many trials that test us. Our character is revealed in how we react.

 

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.”

– Rabindranath Tagore

4. visualization

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

-Henry Ford

 

Your mind is a powerful place. It’s the place where dreams originate, desires burn, and where you perceive your reality. Thoughts lead to actions, actions to habit, and habits to character. That’s why we will be conscious with our thoughts and visualize success. This isn’t a onetime thing. It’s a weekly and even daily task. We practice the habit of visualization because our subconscious can’t tell the difference between our visions and actual experiences. If you visualize yourself getting a hit off the best pitcher in your league, your subconscious takes it as reality.

What does it take?

If you are skeptical or don’t know what it will take, we only ask you one thing of you…

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