I wasn't associating it with breaking rules. My son has played for and trained with 3 different former MLB pitchers. He caught for one of them. They all basically said the same thing.....don't cheat because what if the pitch is in the dirt?? Quote: "you're screwed and your pitcher is mad....catch every pitch as if you expect it in the dirt"......good advice. I guess maybe you have time to initiate footwork then change your mind as a 14U kid.....but it's a lot tougher at 16U/17U when kids are throwing 90.