THE FOOT-GROUND REACTION IN THE SOCCER PLAYER

  • Raoul SAGGINI
  • M. Marella
  • L. Vecchiet

Abstract

Soccer is a sport of movement and contact with the basic aim to gain on and to hold the ball. The development's possibility of an action, at any frequency, is strictly correlated to the balance between internal and external forces. The purpose of this study is to confront the foot-ground reaction in male (40) and female (15) elite soccer players by means of a dinarnometric plateform, both during a normal gait and a running at 10 kmh. Results: The parameters of foot-ground reaction in both the groups show a significant identity concerning the Fz, Fy and Fx components, The morphology of the vectograms in male and in female players is the same. The only difference between male and female player concerns the first value of Fz parameter: in the male group, this is bigger of 15% of the b.w.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities