BATTING AND BUTTON-PRESS REACTION TIME IN PRIMARY, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS

  • Masahiro Shinya
  • Lisa Komuro
  • Hirofumi Kobayashi
  • Hiroki Obata
  • Kimitaka Nakazawa
Keywords: Go/Nogo reaction time, development

Abstract

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.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities