Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Find out if they are bunting – Part 2

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Coaching

In yesterday’s post I gave a quick tip for defensive teams to see if the other team was bunting.  Today’s post is a tip for the offensive

Confuse them with another set of signs

Confuse them with another set of signs

team when their batter tips his hand on the bunt.

The tip is simply to give another set of signs after the pickoff throw.  If the batter shows bunt on the pickoff throw to first base then the defense can set up a strategy for the bunt. The element of surprise is gone.  However, if the coach flashes another set of signs after the pickoff move then the defensive team is forced to do more guessing.  “Did he take the bunt sign off now that he knows that we know or did he just give the same bunt sign again to get us thinking?”  Advantage offense.

Of course, the cat and mouse game can continue with more pickoff throws but eventually a pitch has to be thrown.

Tomorrow’s post:  Training with a football

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!