Here is a [tag]youth baseball drill[/tag] that Ken sent in to help with [tag]bunting[/tag] skills. This helps them master the skill and brings in some fun competition at the end. Keep ’em coming!
I learned this [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] from a friend. The boys were swatting at the ball and could not get the concept of catching the ball with the bat.
I cut the bottom off of a plastic clothing detergent bottle and screwed it to the sweet spot of a wood bat. I then told the kids to catch a tennis ball inside of the “bucket”. Though it is impossible to actually catch the ball in the “bucket” (it bounces out) the boys began to consistently have the ball hit in the “bucket” while trying to catch it.
I coupled this with a bunting competition at the end of [tag]practice[/tag]. I had lanes set up to the left and right with good [tag]bunts[/tag], in the lanes, being worth a point and bunts to the pitcher (every teams all star) minus a point.
The winner of the contest gets a pack of baseball cards. More than half of my team are now great [tag]bunters[/tag]. At this level teams that can [tag]bunt[/tag] well are well ahead of the game. My goal was to have the best bunting team in the league. If we are not, we are toward the top. I hope these are new for you (I doubt it) and they help everyone out. Thanks for the opportunity to share.