Jami Lobpries"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

Bryan Adamski"We have been using the Buntdown Bat for drill work and in live situations.  Its helping players to focus on contacting the top half of the baseball and eliminate pop-ups from happening.  Transitioning back to BBCOR bats after working with the Buntdown Bat is giving our players confidence that they can execute the short game."

Bryan Adamski
Head Baseball Coach, Trinity (CT) College

Whitney (Mollica) Goldstein"Bunting is such a key component in the game of softball, and using the BuntDown Bat every single day at practice has really helped us execute good situational softball. Aside from the increase in our success of putting down a bunt, it has also helped establish a newfound confidence among our players to selflessly and tactfully succeed game time."

Whitney (Mollica) Goldstein
Head Softball Coach, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Morgan School"We purchased the BuntDown bat two years ago and it has definitely taught the girls the proper way to bunt.  Our senior captain who became an all conference and all state player stated in practice that the BuntDown bat is easier to use than her own bat  - but in reality the bat is half the size of a regular bat.  The improvement she noticed was due more to her concentration rather than the bat, but I'll never tell!  I truly feel that this bat helps the girls concentrate and focus more on the correct bunting technique.  Thank you!"

— Scott Chidsey
Assistant H.S. Softball Coach, The Morgan School, Clinton, CT

"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 level."

Sue Everden
Former Amherst College Softball Head Coach  

"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 under way"!!!

— 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 other teams."

— 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."

John 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.  Great tool!"

— Randy Johnson
Head Softball Coach, Caravel Academy (Bear, Delaware)

"I believe in a skill that requires fine focus...this tool allows the player total feedback in terms of proper execution.  It demands that the bottom of the bat meet the top of the ball.  We use it in toss drills and have had great success carrying it over to the pitching machine as well.   I will be using it throughout the season for our short game execution."

Elaine Sortino
UMass Softball Coach
National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Famer
One of eight Division I Softball Coaches to achieve 1000+ victories
2009 ECAC Coach of the Year

"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

"After many hours of research trying to find something that would help my team improve their bunting skills, we came upon the buntdown product. We were so excited to begin using the Buntdown Bat that we traveled far to get it. We immediately implemented this product in everyday practices, and as a pre-game warmup. The quantity of buntdown production, especially in game situations increased 10-fold. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to expand on their short game or just teaching the fundamentals. The Buntdown Bat is easy to use, and fun for kids. We loved every aspect of this Buntdown Bat, that once the season was in full swing, we went back and purchased another. Thank you Buntdown, thank you!"

— Chrissy Wellington
Lee High School Varsity Softball Coach

"Tom introduced me to his bat three years ago and I tried using it indoors in my practices, my girls loved it! They said it made them focus on making contact with a smaller surface. After using this bat, the regular bats were almost impossible to miss bunts."

— Coach Bob Rose
10 Year Pony Fast Pitch Softball Coach

"I was asked to try foul balls off the topside of a regular bat after using the Bunting Baseball Training Bat. It was very difficult because the balls kept hitting the bottom of the bat. I had to get one of my own Bunting Baseball Training Bat."

— Kate Kozlik
14 year old Softball Player

"Helps young players learn at an early age, and carries with them the rest of their playing careers."

— Coach Jim Long
25 year Semi-Pro Baseball Coach

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