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Spragg, Carolyn; Noble, Larry – 1987
Six female intercollegiate varsity softball players and six male intercollegiate varsity baseball players were filmed from overhead while batting a wiffle ball off a batting tee at hip height. Movements of the hips, trunk, upper body segments, and bat were analyzed. Group comparisons indicated that males had higher peak linear and, angular…
Descriptors: Athletes, Baseball, Biomechanics, Comparative Analysis
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Israel, Richard G.; Brown, Rodney L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1981
Response times among four starting techniques (cross-over step, jab step, standing sprinter's start, and momentum start) were compared. The results suggest that the momentum start was the fastest starting technique for optimum speed in running bases. (FG)
Descriptors: Motor Reactions, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Reaction Time, Running
Bolt, Martha Lynn – J Health Phys Educ Recreation, 1970
Descriptors: Athletics, Blindness, Educational Innovation, Equipment
Zarrett, Nicole; Veliz, Philip; Sabo, Don – Women's Sports Foundation, 2018
This report was commissioned by the Women's Sports Foundation to better understand the impact of sports participation on teen health, well-being and academic achievement. They sought to understand how each sport impacts teen well-being, and whether the number of sports in which a teen participates influences their health. They also sought to…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Females, Adolescents, Well Being
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Martin, Malissa – Journal of Athletic Training, 1998
Investigated alcohol use among NCAA Division I female college athletes, noting their exposure to alcohol- or drug-education programs. Interviews and mailed surveys indicated that most students had received some type of alcohol education during college, but it had little impact on their alcohol use, particularly out of season. Most students used…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Athletes, Athletics, College Students
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Williams, Emyr W.; Romar, Jan-Erik; Hartman, Michael – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
Both British and Finnish baseball are easy to introduce, as the specific skills involved in both sports are identical to those used in traditional baseball. If students have the skills to play traditional baseball, they have the skills to play British and Finnish baseball as well. After a brief overview of the unique rules and strategies of these…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Play, Team Sports, Student Motivation
Cowart, Jim – Practical Pointers, 1979
The booklet discusses sports adaptations for unilateral and bilateral upper limb amputees. Designs for adapted equipment are illustrated and information on adaptations are described for archery (including an archery release aid and a stationary bow holder); badminton (serving tray); baseball/softball (adaptations for catching, throwing, and…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Amputations, Archery, Athletic Equipment
Bernabe, Elaine A.; Block, Martin E. – Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (JASH), 1994
Coaches and players were assisted in modifying select rules of a girls' fast-pitch softball league so as to accommodate the skill limitations of a player with moderate to severe disabilities. The girl's batting average and on-base average indicated that modifications were effective. The player was well received by her teammates and other teams.…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes, Females, Intermediate Grades
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Moyer, Richard; Everett, Susan – Science Scope, 2011
The pitcher throws the ball and the batter takes a mighty swing. Crack! The ball is hit on the sweet spot and soars to the outfield. Or, you hear a thud! This time, the ball dribbles along the infield ground and the batter's hands sting. Everyone who has played baseball or softball has probably experienced both of these outcomes. This may not seem…
Descriptors: Athletics, Equipment, Engineering, Energy
Gallagher, Jan, Ed. – Literacy Assistance Center, 2009
This newsletter, published five times a year, features articles on issues of concern to adult, family, and youth literacy practitioners, as well as recommended resources, announcements, and teaching strategies. This issue includes: (1) Literacy Zones Fight Poverty and Close Education Gaps (Robert Purga); (2) Staying at the Table: Building a…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Newsletters, Poverty
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Cross, Rod – Physics Teacher, 2010
In sports such as baseball, softball, golf, and tennis, a common objective is to hit the ball as fast or as far as possible. Another common objective is to hit the ball so that it spins as fast as possible, since the trajectory of the ball through the air is strongly affected by ball spin. In an attempt to enhance both the coefficient of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Physics
Light, Richard – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Game Sense is an exciting and innovative approach to coaching and physical education that places the "game" at the heart of the session. It encourages the player to develop skills in a realistic context, to become more tactically aware, to make better decisions and to have more fun. "Game Sense" is a comprehensive,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Games, Athletic Coaches
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The high-school seniors drifting in and out of the office in New York should be weighing financial-aid offers and deciding where to go to college. But some of them have yet to begin the process of applying for student aid. This article describes a nonprofit group in Harlem which gives last-minute help to students uncertain about applying for…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Admission, Urban Youth, Grantsmanship
Gordon, Dan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More districts realize that communicating in a clear and engaging way with stakeholders about everything from the district's overall education vision to scholastic and extracurricular success stories can go a long way toward enlisting broad community support. And although face-to-face communications are still important, technology provides a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Stakeholders, Internet, Communications
Berry, Barnett – 1984
In an effort to explore significant supply and demand variables that affect the teacher labor market in the Southeast, a qualitative research study was undertaken to examine the market patterns of initial career choice, position availability, recruitment and selection, turnover, and mobility of public school teachers. An ethnographic investigation…
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Market, Schools of Education
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