Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1969

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

By employing a running program versus leg weight exercises, an analysis of the significance of the two training methods and their effect on the throwing endurance of the pitcher and on the velocity of the pitched ball was conducted in an attempt to assist in determining future coaching practices. The test measuring the velocity of the pitched ball and the test measuring leg strength were administered prior to and after the six-week training program. The data collected and recorded were statistically treated to determine the effects of the two types of training upon the throwing endurance of the pitcher and on the velocity of the pitched ball. The analysis of variance statistical procedure was employed to determine if a significant difference existed among the three groups investigated. The mean gain or loss difference between the initial and final test within the experimental groups and within the control group was treated statistically with the t ratio. The indications were as follows: there was no significant difference among groups for velocity of the pitched ball over a total of nine experimental innings. The running group did show a significant increase at the .05 level for individuals within the group in velocity of the pitched ball over a total of nine experimental innings. There was no significant increase among groups in velocity of the· pitched ball for the first two experimental innings or for the final two experimental innings. There was no significant increase among the individuals in the experimental groups in the velocity of the pitched ball for the first two experimental innings and for the final two experimental innings. Leg strength did not significantly increase among the experimental groups. Leg strength did improve significantly at the .05 level in the weight training group and at the .01 level in the control group.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Baseball
Physical Eduction and training

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

65

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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