The BuntDown Bat is a training device
that provides an innovative way to teach baseball and softball players
the proper way to bunt.
Although similar in size to a conventional
bat, it differs in shape. The hitting surface is half-round from
just above the trademark to the end of the bat. This unique shape
encourages the batter to keep the bat over the path of the ball
which is essential when bunting properly.
When used properly, the
BuntDown Bat teaches the
to hit the ball down to the ground and not pop it into the air.
Repeated use effectively teaches muscle memory and focus, reinforcing
the most important elements of bunting.
"As a player, bunting was always an essential part of
my game—whether in a sacrifice situation or using the drag
bunt to keep the defense honest. When I started coaching
youth players, I stressed the importance of developing essential
fundamentals in bunting. I used the BuntDown Bat with my
12U Firecrackers team to teach mechanics and proper angles
for bunting. I’m a fan of tools that allow players to “feel”
the drill. The BuntDown Bat provides players a realistic
tool that teaches them good habits and how to control their
bat angles. I even used the BuntDown bat myself and felt
it also improved my visual tracking—another key component
in the art of bunting! I recommend the BuntDown bat as a
great training tool with instant feedback."
Jami Lobpries Former National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Player
and youth fastpitch coach
"The bunt down bat is one of the finest technique
work tools I have had the opportunity to utilize in my 20
years of coaching softball. After practicing with
the bunt down bat, the coaching staff experienced first-hand
how the training with that coaching tool transferred to
actual game play in bunting situations. The bunt down
bat allowed the coaching staff to effectively teach the
many nuances of the softball short game in ways that were
extremely meaningful to the players. The bunt down
bat made the squad better and more confident with their
bunting in situations that demand precise execution.
I would highly recommend the bunt down bat as an outstanding
teaching and technique tool for softball players of any
"We have found the Bunt Down Bat to be an effective
teaching device in helping our players understand the primary
principles of a good bunting technique. I'm not a Coach
who promotes "get better gimmicks". The Bunt Down
Bat is not a gimmick, but a very useful instrument in helping
all hitters improve their bunting skills. The players
have reacted positively during practice sessions, I'm convinced
that their efforts will be rewarded when our season gets
— Craig Montvidas Head Coach Netherlands National Team
"First thing I noticed about using the BuntDown
bat was the heightened concentration from the player/bunter.
This concentration level increase produced immediate results
in the way the player followed the top half of the ball
“all” the way to the bat. Any time a coach can get his players
to focus in this manner, it is a win-win situation. Great
job BuntDown! Look forward to adding another bat for our
— David Profitt Girls 12U Assistant Coach, Delaware Magic
"I have been using the BuntDown bat for approx
6 weeks and I'm very pleased with it's effectiveness. The
design encourages players to use proper bunting mechanics
and heightened concentration as they work to improve their
bunting skills. I would recommend this training product
to any individual or training facility looking to better
their bunting skills."
Valle Valle Sports Training Facility (Rochester, NY)
"Our High School program has always been strong
believers in high percentage, fundamental softball.
The Buntdown Bat is the perfect tool for developing consistency
in our short game. You can see the confidence in the
faces of our players and we’ve changed our focus from trying
to get a bunt down to where we want to put the bunt down.
— Randy Johnson Head Softball Coach, Caravel Academy (Bear, Delaware)
"One of the lost arts of baseball is the ability
to bunt properly. In the past, I would use a fungo
bat to have my players focus on bunting correctly. But the
BuntDown Bat eliminates the need for any other training
device. The BuntDown Bat's unique shape demands that players
bunt the top half of the ball with the bottom half of the
bat, training them proper technique through consistent use.
This is a product that can win us games!"
— Mike Stone, UMass Baseball Coach
Sarah Reeves Discusses the Benefits
of Training with the BuntDown Bat Sarah Reeves is one of the most accomplished players in
the history of UMass softball. A 3-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference
First-Team selection, she set the 2010 Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament
record for home runs (5) and RBIs (10). Yet, even given her prowess
as one of the greatest power hitters in UMass softball history,
Sarah knows and appreciates the importance of bunting to the game
of softball. - Watch On
voted "Best of Show" at the American Baseball Coaches Association
Convention in Philadelphia.