AN ANALYSIS OF GOALKEEPER DIVING RESPONSE TIME FOR THE PENALTV KICK IN SOCCER

  • Shang-Ming Tsai
Keywords: soccer, penalty kick, response time

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to discuss the response time of different diving techniques for goalkeepers. A total of 6 subjects from college soccer teams were analyzed in this study. A self-designed flash unit was used as a starter signal, and a high-speed camera and a synchronized force plate were used to record the data. The data was digitized by Peak Motus 4.2. The results showed that in a type A take-off dive, the response time was faster for dives to the bottom left and bottom right corners. In a type B take-off dive, the response time was faster for dives to the bottom left, bottom right and upper left corners. Knowledge of the different response times for the different diving directions could be of benefit in training for coaches and players.
Published
2008-03-14