The Effects of Footwear on Stride Length in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers

Adderholt, Alexandra (2018) The Effects of Footwear on Stride Length in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Martha Bass from Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The baseball pitch is considered one of the most dynamic athletic motions. Due to its complexity, multiple variables are taken into consideration for risk of injury. Previous studies have investigated variables that influence factors of a baseball pitch such as fatigue and stride length; however, footwear has not been considered. This study’s objective was to examine whether or not baseball footwear on different surface inclinations altered stride length. Eleven adolescent pitchers (Age: 13.18 ± 1.72 yrs.; Height: 179.01 ± 15.72 cm.; Mass: 61.00 ± 14.66 kg) participated in this study throwing in four shoe-surface conditions: flat ground (FG) x molded cleat (MC), flat ground x turf shoe (TS), pitching mound (PM) x molded cleat, and pitching mound x turf shoe. A 2x2 repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine stride length with an alpha level set at p < 0.05.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Adderholt, Alexandra
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S.E.S Exercise Science
Thesis Advisor: Martha Bass
Thesis Advisor's Department: Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Alexandra Nicole Adderholt Adderholt
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 20:06
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 20:06
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1038

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