Biomechanics Of Kicking In Soccer Essay

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R.W.Barfield (1998) Biomechanics of kicking in soccer. The objective of the study was to examine the effect of angle of approach on kicking accuracy. Accuracy kicking is necessary for successful kicks from penalty mark. The study included 7 male amateurs recreational soccer player aged 26+/- 3years, body mass 74-80 kgs, stature 1.74 +/- 0.06 m, who were right foot dominant. Kicking kicks from penalty mark at 0.6x0.6 target at the full size goal post according to their self selected approach angle (direction of the kick was 0°). Result revealed that there is no significant difference between the changing angles of strike and accuracy or the velocity of the ball. Pelvic rotation was significantly greater than 45° and under 60°. Penalty kicks of the recreational soccer player was not improved by altering the angle of approach to the ball, however widening the approach angles of athletes …show more content…
The purpose of the study was to research the biomechanical factors surroundings the kicking in soccer. A biomechanical approach analysis the motion of the performer and how the effects of forces affect the performer. Movement analysis can be evaluated kinematically where movement is observed & described qualitatively, or kinetically, where the forces applied by the performer are measured quantitatively. The aim of kicking is to project the ball a given distance to an accurate point and the success of a kick can be affected by the equipment, the environment, the approach, and the biomechanics of the movement. Within a game, it is unlikely that the player can control the equipment or the environment but they have the potential to affect the approach and the biomechanics of the movement. the technique of kicking in soccer develops with age, from level 1 to 6, results found that chronological age was not a good predictor of skill development. However he did find that 80% of 11.6 year olds were able to show a mature kicking

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