687 High-Tech Baseball Bats: Risky Business

Saturday, March 17, 2012: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Convention Center: Room 111
AAPAR/Council on Facilities and Equipment
Speakers: Bernie Goldfine, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA; and Jennifer A. Beck, Kennesaw State University, Acworth, GA
Technological breakthroughs in baseball bats have improved player's performance; however, these high-performance bats exacerbate the risk of injury to players to an unacceptable level. The purpose of this presentation is to examine the controversy swirling around the use of high-tech bats in baseball and the measures being implemented to ameliorate the problem. This presentation provides coaches and administrators with strategies to lower the risk of potential injury posed by high-tech bats.