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Psych development

CH 8 Sidearm/overarm Development of Ballistic Skills (final)

Sidearm striking is a form of striking where the arm remains at or below shoulder level baseball swing
Characteristics of Early Sidearm Striking -Arm swing only -Facing the ball -swing down rather than sideways
Proficient Sidearm Striking Stepping into the hit Differentiated trunk rotation Swinging through a full range of motion Extending arms just before contact
Developmental Changes in Sidearm Striking striker stands sideways use of trunk rotation Plane of their swing (vertical -> oblique -> horizontal plane) Longer swing power grip
Overarm striking is a form of striking where the arm travels above the shoulder level tennis serve
Characteristics of Early Overarm Striking -no back swing -no trunk rotation -arm is flexed/collapsed elbow -arm and racket move together -ball contact is low
Proficient Overarm Striking -trunk rotation occurs -racket lags behind arm -Ball contact is high
Older Adult Striking Many older performers can be as accurate as younger performers when strength and flexibility demands are not high,
How do you think striking changes for older adults? less ROM less accuracy &distance
Dodo Cheney's favorite moment Mother daughter tournament
Most older adult research in in tennis and golf because of a larger senior following and established senior program
is an overarm or forehand strike a life long skill? well-practiced movement patterns might be well maintained over the life span
Proficient performance in ballistic skills obeying mechanical principles for maximizing force and speed
Power grip Shake-hands grip
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