Good footwork is key to covering bunts effectively. Try this drill from Coach Jaime Wohlbach that trains catchers on various footwork styles, so they're prepared for multiple bunt scenarios.
Purpose: To train catchers on various footwork skills when covering bunts.
How it works: A catcher sets up behind home plate. A coach scatters three softballs in front of the plate in three different bunt locations. The catcher approaches one ball at a time while calling "Mine, mine, mine!” or “Ball, ball, ball!" Using proper footwork, she then fields the ball, throws to first, and hustles back to her starting position. For each ball, the catcher should use one of the footwork styles listed below.
1st ball: The catcher approaches low and quick. When she gets to the ball, she pushes her right foot back to create a lane around the baserunner and establish her power line. She then finishes with a throw to first.
2nd ball: The catcher pushes out low and quick, gets around the ball, and establishes her power line. Keeping her front side closed, she then executes a strong throw to first.
3rd ball: The catcher makes a quick athletic movement toward the ball, then pushes her right foot through and around the ball so her back is to the field. Next, she pivots while opening her body, then drives the ball to first base.
Requirements: One player, catcher gear, a glove, a home plate, a coach, softballs and a field