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dc.contributor.authorBowers, Timothy D.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:31:50Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:31:50Zen
dc.date.issued1993-12-19en
dc.identifier.otheretd-03172010-020038en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41644en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether practice or different experiential background has an effect on anticipation time. Anticipation time is performing a movement upon the arrival of an outside stimulus and having them meet at a designated point or objective. It was hypothesized that Division I baseball players would have better anticipation timing scores than Division III players because of their experiential background. Twelve Division I baseball players were compared to twelve Division III baseball players using a BASSIN Anticipation Timer. A ten foot runway with a string activated microswitch was used for the anticipation task. Subjects were asked to swing their hands, mimicking their regular batting motion through the string switch to coincide with the illumination of the last light on the runway. Each subject had twenty random trials at each of the two speeds. Nine mph represented a collegiate fastball, while eight mph represented a collegiate off-speed pitch. Independent t-tests indicated that Division I players had significantly better anticipation time for the collegiate fastball (9 mph) than Division III players. There was no significant difference at 8 mph. Thus, the hypothesis, that Division I would have better anticipation time was supported for the higher speed pitches.en
dc.format.extentv, 16 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 35758637en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V851_1993.B694.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V851 1993.B694en
dc.titleSkill differences of anticipation timeen
dc.typeMaster's projecten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth and Physical Educationen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth and Physical Educationen
dc.contributor.committeechairStratton, Richard K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBurton, John K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHartman, Charles F.en
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dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03172010-020038/en
dc.date.sdate2010-03-17en
dc.date.rdate2010-03-17en
dc.date.adate2010-03-17en


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