The purposes of the study were (1) to identify the relationship between kicking motion of kickers and diving motions of goal keepers (GKs), and (2) to investigate the knowledge which can anticipate the moving direction after the preparatory motion from the kicking motion. Fourteen collegiate male GKs and 11 collegiate outfield players participated in this study. The mimic real shooting situation was captured with motion capture systems. The primary findings were: Regardless of the shot direction (rightward and leftward), the motion timing of preparatory motion is similar. The GKs started jumping at the same time as grounding of kicker’s support leg or immediately after hitting the ball. In addition, it is thought that the GKs have already judged the shot direction quickly while they were jumping because they had watched the kickers’ movement in approaching phase.
New Investigator Award
Numazu, Naoki and Fujii, Norihisa
"BIOMECHANICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GOALKEEPER’S MOTIONS AND THE KICKER’S MOTIONS IN SOCCER,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 196.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/196