Stancil, C. A. (2003). Pilot study of improving the performance of collegiate baseball players through the use of visual learning techniques. Masters Abstracts International, 41(04), 966.

The purpose of this pilot study was to compare the mechanics and performances of college baseball players before and after the use of video analysis. Through this comparison, the data collected was used to judge if the mechanics and performances of players (N = 11) improved. The first objective of this study was to determine if a hitter could improve his mechanics by using visual learning techniques. The second was to see if a hitter would improve his game performances from analyzing game and practice footage. The third objective was to determine if the communication between coach and player could be improved through the use of video footage.

Three areas of mechanics/performance improved significantly. The areas were hits, runs batted in, and home runs. Other areas of improvement helped the team win ballgames.

Implication Video analysis as a learning technique at practice and for game evaluations improved hitting performances of college baseball players.

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