Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Behavior Analysis and Therapy


Rehfeldt, Ruth Anne


Youth sports have become increasingly popular and competitive, resulting in parents seeking out coaching and training facilities that can improve their children’s sports performance. Tagging offers a promising way to enhance sports training by incorporating immediate audible feedback successfully used in the field of Behavior Analysis that was once reserved only for professional athletes. However, it is unclear whether parents can effectively use a tagging procedure when provided with a breakdown of the specific steps to skills needed (e.g. task analysis) to enhance their child’s training received at a paid training facility. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of parents using a tagging procedure to enhance baseball swing mechanics training of youth baseball players.