Was looking through this Kent St video from a few years ago about indoor practice stuff. There is a section of front toss I found very interesting. The coach is calling out a situation and immediately pitching. "runner on first, no outs"... "2nd and 3rd, less than 2 outs" Expecting the batter to put the ball where they want it based on the situation. It starts at 7:16 in the clip...two batters and two different ways of calling it out. I especially like the last one about 8:18...coach isn't happy with placement of hit and repeats it.
My question is...what are the mental cues you want your hitter thinking to execute putting the ball where she wants it to go? I think a lot of repetition is important...but I am looking for the short phrase or phrases that resonate with a 14 year old. I don't think..."let the ball travel deeper" is a great cue...it may be true, but it is not helping them execute it. I am sure there are several different ways folks on here would plant a seed in the hitter's mind that translates into a physical way of executing hitting the ball where you want to.