FOOT MOVEMENT IN IMPACT PHASE OF INSTEP KICKING IN SOCCER

  • Hironari Shinkai
  • Hiroyuki Nunome
  • Yasuo Ikegami
  • Masanori Isokawa
Keywords: foot kinematics, 3D analysis, Soccer, kicking, ball impact

Abstract

Ball impact technique is essential to produce a higher ball velocity in soccer instep kicking. However, to date only a few studies focused on foot kinematics during ball impact, in which plantar flexion motion of the foot was solely reported (Asai et al., 1995; Nunome et al., 2006). In this study, three-dimensional movement of the foot (plantar flexion / dorsal flexion, abduction / adduction, eversion / inversion) during ball impact was quantified to extract some movement characteristics releted to a higher ball velocity.
Published
2007-10-28
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities