The aim of this work is to evaluate the correlation between the placement of the support foot on the ground and the precision of the shot: the placement of the support foot relative to the ball was supposed to have an effect on the shot precision for a given target. The goal was divided with a visual grid that enabled to identify six possible targets of the shot, high/low for vertical placement and left/center/right for horizontal placement. Skilied players were asked to perform repetitive penalty instep kicks in the soccer field with a defined target such as high/left or low/right. Ground reaction forces were recorded at the supporting leg by means of a force platform installed in a suitable board and the player’s movement was video recorded. The position of COP at the kick instant with respect to the ball and the average trajectory of COP on the platform turned out to be correlated with successful targeting in such a way that training procedures can be defined to improve the player coordination for precision shooting. Finally, differences between free kicking and kicking with a goalkeeper were recorded, thus enabling us to analyze a realistic player behavior in the study.

Correlation between support foot placement and goal accuracy for instep kicks in the soccer field

MARCOLIN, GIUSEPPE;PETRONE, NICOLA;ROBAZZA, CLAUDIO
2006

Abstract

The aim of this work is to evaluate the correlation between the placement of the support foot on the ground and the precision of the shot: the placement of the support foot relative to the ball was supposed to have an effect on the shot precision for a given target. The goal was divided with a visual grid that enabled to identify six possible targets of the shot, high/low for vertical placement and left/center/right for horizontal placement. Skilied players were asked to perform repetitive penalty instep kicks in the soccer field with a defined target such as high/left or low/right. Ground reaction forces were recorded at the supporting leg by means of a force platform installed in a suitable board and the player’s movement was video recorded. The position of COP at the kick instant with respect to the ball and the average trajectory of COP on the platform turned out to be correlated with successful targeting in such a way that training procedures can be defined to improve the player coordination for precision shooting. Finally, differences between free kicking and kicking with a goalkeeper were recorded, thus enabling us to analyze a realistic player behavior in the study.
The Engineering of Sports 6
0387317732
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