ERIC Number: ED080482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
What Research Tells the Coach About Baseball.
Reiff, Guy G.
This document presents discussions of research findings on different aspects of baseball. Discussions of fundamentals and specific skills are presented; selected references follow each chapter. In the chapter on batting the importance of body mechanics, grip, and body rotation to the need for power is discussed. Pitching considerations that are treated include body mechanics, common faults, stride, and speed of pitched balls. Chapter three, concerned with baseball for young Americans, concludes that competition in organized baseball programs is not detrimental to the youngster, with the possible exception of injury to the pitcher's arm. Chapter four discusses baseball strategy, concluding that presentations of research on baseball, such as this, historically are not well heeded by baseball organizers and administrators. Chapters five and six give baseball potpourri, that is, brief discussions of other aspects of the game, such as throwing, reaction time and movement, physical demands of the game, antitrust laws, and the ball. (JA)
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Div. of Men's Athletics.