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Scapula Kinematics of Youth Baseball Players

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Literature has revealed the importance of quantifying resting scapular posture in overhead athletes as well as quantifying scapular kinematics during dynamic movement. Prior to this project much of the attention in throwing research had been focused on the position of the humerus without description of the positioning of the scapula. Therefore, it was the purpose of this study to present scapular kinematics during pitching in youth baseball players. Twenty-five youth baseball players (age 11.3 + 1.0 years; body height 152.4 + 9.0 cm; body mass 47.5 + 11.3 kg), with no history of injury, participated in the study. Scapular kinematics at the events of maximum humeral external rotation (MER) and maximum humeral internal rotation (MIR) during the pitching motion were assessed three-dimensionally while pitching fastballs for strikes. Results revealed that at the event of MER, the scapula was in a position of retraction, upward rotation and a posterior tilt. While at the event of MIR, the scapula was protracted, upward rotated and tilted anteriorly.
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49
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1
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47-54
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published
1 - 12 - 2015
accepted
1 - 12 - 2015
online
30 - 12 - 2015
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  • School of Kinesiology 301 Wire Rd Auburn, AL 36849 859-200-4035, USA, goliver@auburn.edu
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  • Auburn University, School of Kinesiology, Auburn, Alabama, USA
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_1515_hukin-2015-0107
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