Batting and button-press reaction time in primary, junior high and high school baseball players

The focus of this study was how baseball players acquire rapid visuo-motor processing during developmental stages. We compared simple and Go/Nogo reaction times in a button-press task and a swing-a-bat task between different age groups of teenage baseball players. Though reaction time, swing time and total reaction time were shorter in the older group, baseball-specific visuo-motor skills could not be investigated by our experiment. These results indicate that the general neural foundations underlying baseball performance develop over the school years.
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Subjects: baseball movement sport in schools movement co-ordination age reaction speed perception test diagnostics
Notations: biological and medical sciences sport games
Published in: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Editors: F. Colloud, M. Domalain, T. Monnet
Published: Poitiers International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2015
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
Pages: 1193-1194
Document types: congress proceedings
electronical journal
article
Language: English
Level: advanced