Baseball Anticipation Study


In this research we want to know how and when skills related to pitch discrimination and decision making develop in baseball athletes and what these skills look like at various levels and types of playing experience (pitching and batting).

Phase 1 of this online study is with children and adults from the ages of 13 years to 21 years.

We want athletes with little to no experience playing baseball (~1-2 years of baseball) to high experience (University/varsity teams) and everything in between.

If you would like to learn more about this study and are interested in getting involved, or getting your child involved, please e-mail research personnel in the Motor Skill Lab (Zach and Georgia); email:

Please include “Baseball Anticipation” in the subject line and include the following information for all individuals who would like to participate:
• Player(s)’ first name and full initials.
• Player(s)’ and/or Parent’s/Guardian’s email addresses (for children under the age of 16 years). If you are over the age of 16 years, parental consent is not required.
• Players’ age(s) on January 1st, 2021, what age group they played baseball in this season (e.g., U18, U16, or U14 age group).

If you have any questions or desire further information with respect to this study, you should contact Dr. Nicola Hodges, Georgia Grieve or Zachary Besler ( Please read either of the two attachments for more information about how to participate. We do offer an Amazon gift card as a thank-you for participation,



UBC ethics: ethics # H19-02705


Contact: Georgia Grieve Email: Status: Closed