Swing the bat.
Coaches tell their kids to do it often in their formidable years of playing baseball. Lower levels often encourage players to swing with an enlarged strike zone partly because an 8-year-old can’t pitch to a major league strike zone and partly to encourage batters to lift the bat up off their shoulder.
But there comes a point where that logic is no longer valid. As players advance to higher levels, they no longer have to swing at everything, and continuing to do so would hurt the team’s overall success.