One of my new sayings this season is “nervous feet.” Every now and then I will yell out between pitches, “nervous feet out there!” By that I mean keep your feet moving and don’t let your body become still and lazy on defense. Infielders who move their feet a lot (thus the term nervous feet) tend to be more ready when the ball is hit their way.
So far, it’s worked well for my son’s 9u team. Every time I say it the infielders move their feet around by tapping them or just swaying side to side.
It’s a beautiful thing!