Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 75

Full Length Research Paper

A comparative study of arm and shoulder girdle strength and agility of college-level baseball pitchers and non-pitchers

Vishaw Gaurav*, Sukhdev Singh, Mandeep Singh and Bharti Rathi
Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011

Abstract

 

The purpose of the present study was to compare the arm and shoulder girdle strength and agility of college level female baseball pitchers and non-pitchers. Twenty four randomly selected female baseball players of different colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, volunteered to participate in the study. Out of 24 female baseball players 12 were pitchers and 12 were non-pitchers. Medicine ball put test was used to measure the arm and shoulder girdle strength whereas Illinois Agility Test was used to measure running agility of the subjects. The independent samples t-test reveals that pitchers had significantly greater arm and shoulder girdle strength (p<0.05) as compared to non-pitchers. In case of agility, there was no significant difference between pitchers and non-pitchers.

 

Key words: Strength, agility, baseball, pitchers, throwing.