I like the cross over step as well. It gets the weight out front and the bat in fair territory, but it is not a strict rule.We use the cross over bunt. Back foot steps to the top corner of the batters box, so that you elminate foul balls and are moving toward the base, when you lay the bunt down. Practice: We have them use a glove and practice catching the ball in front of the plate. Example Lefty uses a right hand glove. We also use a Lacross stick and have them practice catching the ball in the net. Same as above, but the C. Section we use the two drills. The cross over seems to be the most popular now in college camps.
My interpretation of a cross over step is instead of squaring where the feet are even, the player steps forward with the back foot so it is ahead of the front foot.The original poster was talking about a 10U team. Isn't the cross-over a little too much for that age group?
Also, isn't there a distinction to be made between bunting to get on base and a sacrifice bunt? If you are doing a sacrifice bunt, you want to get the ball down, and you aren't really concerned with getting out of the box fast.
Yes, I certainly feel that way as long as they have their feet far enough apart both north and south and east to west. weight 60/40 front to back with right foot pointing to second. It's very stable, especially if you must reach to find an outside pitch.I noticed with some of the girls that will go away with more practice was they had a hard time balancing in that stance, I seems crossing over might create a more stable platform?