Date of Award

8-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Abstract

The problem was to determine if a strength and conditioning program can increase throwing velocity of SUNY Brockport and Clarkson University varsity baseball pitchers. Participants were members of the SUNY Brockport and Clarkson University pitching staff. Thirteen participants made six throws prior to and at the conclusion of a thirteen week strength and conditioning program. Participants engaged in the program four days per week, which included daily stretching, two strength-based phases, and a plyometric phase. There was an increase in strength in all exercises of the training program, and an increase in throwing velocity from the pre to the post-test.

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