Good form is a necessity when executing a bunt. Players need to balance equally on the feet, keep the hands soft, and avoid going too early, says Texas A&M’s Jen McFalls. When the moment to bunt arrives, players should drop the feet and move the hands upward, allowing the knob of the bat to slide down toward the hip as the barrel raises in front of the body. For a sacrifice bunt, a smooth motion is especially important for disguising the bunt. If you don’t get it done on the first attempt, the defense will know your plan.