The Cages Phoenix AZ

Year Round Baseball Training at The CAGES Phoenix, AZ

Meet Our Instructors


Mike Flynn – Baseball and Softball/hitting, pitching/defense

Mike Flynn is the new owner of The Cages Training Facility and has taken his love of the game and made it his full time passion.  A native to Arizona, Coach Mike played at Arcadia H.S. and Scottsdale CC where his teams were ranked No. 1 in the nation and played in the JUCO World Series.  Still playing today (43 straight years), he’s coached teams that have won local and national championships.  For the last 17 years he’s focused his efforts on working with players aged 4-18. Using techniques developed over that time he’s able to break down the  complicated task of hitting to simple, easy to understand concepts for both the player and the parents.  By combining both physical and mental approaches he’s able to instill a solid, fundamental understanding that his students will use for as long as they play the game.

To see what parents are saying about Coach Mike click here.

He can be reached by calling The Cages Training Facility at 602-923-0607 or emailing him at

Evan White – (Baseball and Softball) 

Evan is a former 4 year Brophy College Preparatory baseball player and University of Arizona alumni. He trains baseball and softball players from 5 years old all the way up through the high school level. With Little League and high school level coaching experience, Evan is able to engage his students to become better ballplayers through hitting drills and positive reinforcement. In the past year alone, he has worked with over 80 players from Arizona. He also works with his sister, Leah White, who is a standout softball player at Stanford University.
See what parents are saying about Evan’s Lessons HERE


Contact Evan at: or 602-527-2998

 Bob Gunnarsson (Pitching/Hitting)
Bob Gunnarsson is a former Seattle Mariner player. He played and coached at USC with players like Randy Johnson, Jack Del Rio and Mark McGwire… and many more. He set the high school record in Arizona for strikeouts, was All State his junior and senior year while even attaining All American status. During his career he worked with numerous Hall of Fame players and coaches and was an avid student of the game. “I was very blessed to work with greats like Tony Gwynn, Omar Visquel, Mark McGwire and many others. I’m thankful for being so lucky and only hope to share my notes with all students who wish to learn…” -Coach Gunnar

With over 23 years experience in working with young players, he has hundreds of students he helped in getting to the college and professional levels. He has also worked with more students internationally than many other coaches over the globe. He has been a Math and Science teacher for over 15 years who understands the learning process… He also has a vast background in entertainment who has worked with many professional entertainers and television stars.
“All baseball players are pitchers and all need to work on throwing techniques to improve their game. This is a major factor in WINNING at all levels!”

 He can be reached by calling The Cages Training Facility at 602-923-0607 or emailing him at

Rachel Taggatz (Fleming)

Rachel had a 15 year softball career that included playing for club teams in AZ, for the varsity team at Chaparral High School, and for Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  During her career Rachel was a starting Centerfielder and a lead-off lefty slapper and hitter.

While at Dickinson she earned All-Conference honors, broke school batting records, was a captain, and was named MVP her senior year.  Throughout college, she spent her summers working as an instructor for the Diamondbacks Training Center where she ran softball clinics.
 Since graduating from Dickinson in 2008 Rachel has coached at the club and recreational levels, led skills clinics for Scottsdale Miss Softball, and provided individual batting lessons for right & left handed hitters and lefty slappers of all ages.

Contact:  602-881-8246  or

Christi Musser is headed into her 2nd year as an assistant coach with the Grand Canyon University Softball team.  The team is coming off a year where they finished in the top 10 nationally of several offensive categories including team batting average at .342 and doubles per game.  Before her time at GCU, she spent 3 years at the University of New Mexico where in 2012 the team finished first in the country with 96 Home Runs on the season.    Prior to Christi’s stints at GCU and UNM, she was the assistant coach at the University of Kansas for 8 years.  Kansas also happens to be her alma mater where she was a 4 time All-Big 12 Selection and voted All-American in 2002. Christi is originally from the valley graduating from Chaparral High School and spending her travel ball days with Rick Beach and the Phoenix Storm.  Christi works mainly with hitters and slappers. 

 Because Christi is a Division I coach, there are a few restrictions regarding camps and clinics per NCAA rules.  She is not permitted to conduct private instruction to High School aged prospects but can offer small group instruction, no less than 3 athletes per session.  For those athletes younger than the 9th grade, there are no restrictions.  If you have questions regarding the rules, or are looking to book a lesson, please contact Christi at the email below.”

The Cages batting cage is a convenient and central location for hitting or pitching lessons. Our Phoenix training facility is a great place to practice because you never have to check the weather report! Our Arizona batting cages is ideal for your son or daughter to improve their game.

Note-If you have any instructors that are looking to host lessons at our batting cage and training facility please send us a email at

We hope to see you and your favorite hitting and or batting instructor at The Cages training facility soon!