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Brian Caster




The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the shooting strap instantly benefits athletes by significantly improving their technique, precision, and accuracy. The shooting strap is a product designed to help prevent the guide arm from interfering with the shooting arm as the shooting skill undergoes its process. The product is advertised as a tool for novice players that struggle keeping their guide arm/hand from pronating, interfering with the undergoing process of the shooting arm. Participants underwent three conditions (warm-up, strap, no strap) of 10 free-throw shots. Data collected during this study showed that there was no immediate benefit gained in precision during short term use. Data suggests the strap made the participant’s shots worse. Although the shooting strap may not be effective for short term use in increasing precision or accuracy, more studies need to be completed to determine if it has long term effectiveness in these areas.

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This presentation was delivered on May 31, 2018 at Western Oregon University Academic Excellence Showcase (Monmouth).


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