BATTING AND BUTTON-PRESS REACTION TIME IN PRIMARY, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS
Keywords: Go/Nogo reaction time, development
AbstractThe 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.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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