Transfer of participation in fast-pitch softball to the performance of a coincidence anticipation task

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Abstract

Prior studies have examined the influence of sport participation, speed of movement and plane of movement on coincidence anticipation, and found contradictory results for performance on specific laboratory tasks. This study examined the relationship of sport participation, specifically fast-pitch softball and various perceptual manipulations (i.e. speed and plane of movement) on the performance of a laboratory coincidence anticipation task. College-aged (M = 22.4 years) female fast-pitch softball players (N = 12) and non-athletes (N = 12) completed a coincidence anticipation task under two speeds (2.24m/sec and 4.5m/ sec) and two planes of movement (sagittal and frontal). Results indicated that softball participation, speed of movement and plane of movement were significantly associated with performance on the coincidence anticipation task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-371
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Human Movement Studies
Volume46
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Coincidence anticipation timing
  • Sport participation

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