Purpose

A fun, competitive game that improves bunting accuracy and consistency.

Drill Setup

  • Using cones or chalk, mark off an area similar to the diagram below.
  • Split your players into teams of 3-5 kids.
  • If you have access to a pitching machine, set it up at the pitchers mound.  If not, a coach will pitch from 30-40 feet away.
  • The first team is at the plate with helmets and bats.
  • The other teams are in the infield to shag balls.
Bunt Off Baseball Hitting Drill
Players compete to lay down bunts into scoring zones

How it Works

  1. This drill is a bunting accuracy contest between the groups of player.
  2. Each batter gets 3-5 pitches from the pitching machine or coach.
  3. Every successful bunt into the scoring zone earns their team one point.
  4. Rotate through the teams until every player has had a chance.
  5. The team with the most points wins a prize.

Coaching Tips

  • Adjust the boundaries of the scoring zone so it’s appropriate for the size of your field and your team’s competitive level.
  • You can also do this drill in a Knockout format.  Each player gets one pitch.  If they successfully bunt into the scoring zone, they’re still alive.  If not, they are eliminated.  Continue until only one player is left.
  • Make it harder: Add a scoring zone for push bunts between the infield positions.
  • Make it easier: Make the scoring zones larger and easier to bunt into.