Baseball Strategy: The Bunt Defense

Ron Polk all by Ron Polk

Volunteer Assistant University of Alabama at Birmingham
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In baseball, being able to bunt is only a small part of bunting strategy. The real skill is in knowing when to bunt and when to expect a bunt. That's just what Coach Polk covers in this baseball bunt defense philosphy series.

Bunt Defense: Coaching Overview

Coach Polk speaks about his methods of coaching and making sure what is learned in practice is applied in game situations. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense Defined

Coach Polk defines bunt defense and explains why he gives homework to players. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Implementation

When to implement a bunt defense depending on game situations. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Practice Structure

Practicing bunt defense makes your team more effective. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Signaling Part One

Coach Polk walks through signaling the bunt defense. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Signaling Part Two

Coach Polk discusses his method of signaling the bunt defense. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Analyzing the Game

Factors that determine when bunt defense should be used. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: The Priority System

The priority system and how it applies to bunt defense. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Assignments

Coach Polk covers what exactly to do during a bunt. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Bunt Defense: Control and Execution

Coach Polk stresses control during throws and running through all the bunt defense plays in the playbook. (Baseball Bunt Defense)