Kines 3513 Lab 3 novice expert

Kines 3513 Lab 3 novice expert - Heather Hopkins Kines 3513...

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Heather Hopkins Kines 3513 Lab Report #3 November 16, 2011 Novice – Expert Performance Differences Skill Observed: I observed a novice and expert hitting a softball. Expert observed on: November 11, 2011 Novice observed on: November 11, 2011 1. Description of the skill performed: The skill I observed being performed is hitting a softball. To hit a softball with a bat the batter has to step into the batter’s box on the field and stand however far back or as close as they want. They should have their knees bent, shoulder width apart and the bat back to the back right side of them if they are right handed, switch if left handed. Their head should be turned to towards the pitcher and they should be waiting for the ball to be pitched. When the ball is pitched they need to start to swing the bat towards the ball making contact and causing the ball to be hit in to the field. Their hips should turn and the momentum of their body should cause the ball to go far. They do need to hit the ball between the white lines. 2. Novice's experience performing the skill: The novice I had hit the softball was my best friend, who does not play softball at all. She stepped into the batter’s box and did not know how to hold the bat properly. She said she also did not know how to stand correctly. When it came to timing and swinging the bat she missed the ball completely a few times or kept fouling it off. She did not turn her hips or get all of her power into the ball so it would not go very far. She told me that she is not good at this and that it was going to take her sometime to figure out how to bat. 3. Expert's experience performing the skill: The expert that I had hit the softball was me. I have played for 15 years and it is my favorite sport. I stepped into the batter’s box with my feet positioned in the proper spot. I had my feet shoulder width apart and bent I have the typical batting position. I have my bat back and parallel to the ground so that I have a quick swing. My head is towards the pitcher and watching the ball. The ball is pitched and I time my swing to make the ball go right back up the middle of the field. I felt that the swing was a great hit and was at least a base hit. 4. The expert's performance characteristics: a. Performance Results: I in front of the plate for each of the batting attempts because I have quick hands. Trial 1: The first pitch was a little inside so my left foot stepped back and kept my head to keep my eye on the ball. I made a quick and level swing. This drove the ball to the right side of the field. The whole time my legs were shoulder width apart and my knees were bent.
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Trial 2: The second pitch was right across the plate. This is my favorite pitch, so I kept my eye on the ball timed my swing, turned my hips and hit a line drive towards left-center field. All the power in my legs and my hips caused the line drive. Trial 3:
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