The purpose of this study was to analyse the inside kick motion kinematically under the mimic situation of a soccer game, by comparing the motion of kicking the stationary ball on the ground with the motion of kicking the ball projected from the launcher machine. Five male university soccer players conducted inside kicks under the two conditions of the stationary ball and the projected ball. The kicking motion were collected with an optical motion capture system. From the results of this study, the following were suggested as a motion to kick a projected ball. 1) Adjustment of hip joint adduction-abduction and knee flexion-extension were important so as to correspond the swing trajectory to the ball. 2) It is important to kick an upper part of ball.
Kubota, Hirotomo and Fujii, Norihisa
"KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF SOCCER INSIDE KICK MOTION FOR STATIONARY BALL AND PROJECTED BALL,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 62.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/62