Term of Award
Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Daniel R. Czech
Committee Member 1
Daniel R. Czech
Committee Member 2
A. Barry Joyner
Committee Member 3
Committee Member 4
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a three week imagery and video imagery intervention program on throwing accuracy performance of individual baseball pitchers. A secondary purpose of this study was to investigate if differences in accuracy response existed in low verses high ability imagers. A sample of pitchers (n=30) were asked to take the Movement Imagery Questionnaire- Revised and participants were randomly selected from the highest and lowest twenty percent of the group. The participants were obtained from high school and college level teams within the southeastern Georgia region (n= 6). Following the first week of baseline measurements, two high ability and two low ability imagers took part in a three week video imagery and imagery intervention program. Two participants of each imagery ability, served as the control group and were asked only try their best during throwing accuracy measurements. Results showed that two participants demonstrated an increase in performance, while all participants expressed a desire to continue to use imagery for its various effects. Suggestions for future research and further insight are discussed.
Nelson, Jamie Lynn, "Effects of Video and Cognitive Imagery on Throwing Performance of Baseball Pitchers: A Single Subject Design" (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 100.