Helps players develop proper bunting technique and timing.
- One coach works with a group of players in this drill.
- Find a space in the field and have all players spread out with at least 4-6 feet of space between them.
- Each players has a bat and helmet.
How it Works
- The coach will play the “pitcher” in this drill. He stands 20-30 feet in front of the players in the stretch position.
- The batters begin in their normal batting stance.
- Coach goes into his pitching motion. As he finishes his stride and begins to cock his arm back, the batters square around into bunting position and freeze.
- Coach evaluates their timing and mechanics, and provides corrections.
- The drill restarts. This time, the coach will complete his pitching motion and throw an imaginary ball.
- The batters will square around into bunting position and visualize the ball being released, flying into the strike zone and making contact for a bunt.
- Slide the top hand halfway up the bat and hold it between your index finger and thumb
- Bunt the top half of the ball, so it is directed immediately toward the ground
- Keep the knees bent and the eyes just over the bat. Move the entire body up or down to adjust to the pitch. Do not jab at the ball.
- Make it harder: Add a live pitcher to the drill. Throw fastballs, changeups and breaking balls to the bunter.
- Make it easier: Coach stands behind the bunter and helps get him into proper bunting position.