2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part F
Construction and standardization of pitching test in baseballAuthor(s):
Gautam S JadhavAbstract:
The study titled “Construction and Standardization of Pitching Test in Baseball” was conducted on under 18 male baseball players. The main objective of this study was to Construct and standardized an appropriate ‘Pitching skill test’ to select junior baseball Players. The study was limited for under 18 male baseball players of Maharashtra State. 511 subjects were selected for the study from 13th and 14th Junior State baseball Championship. The study was delimited to Pitching skill test which is necessary for the outstanding performance of pitching in the game baseball. Researcher not found any appropriate test battery after going through a range of study reviews, books, and published articles. Then the Researcher selected most important skill of baseball for the study. That is pitching. The test was standardized by determining the objectivity, reliability and validity. Test retest method was used for reliability, correlation between different observers for objectivity and face validity were taken in to consideration for the standardization of the test. The ‘r’ value of Validity of skill tests found 1. The Reliability of skill test found 0.700 and the Objectivity of skill test found 1. These are significant at the 0.01 level. Descriptive analysis was done by testing the Mean, Median and Standard Deviation. The normality of the scores was tested through skewness and kurtosis. The distribution of scores resides in the normal range of probability curve. The performance norms of skill test were graded as poor, fair, average, good, and excellent on the basis of Rank order method. The findings indicate that the baseball players must be selected on the basis of pitching test so that the team gets better pitchers for pitching. The ‘Tests’ can be successfully administered to discriminate between baseball players for selection. Selection Committee and coaches can use these Tests as “selection criteria” for District, University, State, National and International baseball Teams. This study will give players a guideline and target to prepare themselves for selection. Hence researcher recommends the use of test, norms and grading prepared.Pages: 335-337 | 904 Views 45 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Gautam S Jadhav. Construction and standardization of pitching test in baseball. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(2):335-337.