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Minesweeper Bunt Drill for Catchers

By Ken Krause, Fastpitch Lane, 05/09/18, 12:00PM CDT


Not only is this drill good for building and reinforcing technique, it’s also a great way to help catchers get some conditioning work in without realizing it.

One of a catcher’s responsibilities, whether in fastpitch softball or baseball, is playing the bunts that stay close to home. The catcher has to realize the situation, react quickly, pick up the ball cleanly, set his or her body and make an accurate throw under pressure.

The first step in this process, of course, is to teach the core techniques, such as surrounding the ball and how to pick it up when it’s moving versus sitting versus spinning.