COMPARISON OF GROUND-REACTION FORCES WHILE KICKING A STATIONARY AND NON-STATIONARY SOCCER BALL

  • R. Jensen
  • S. Barinotti
Keywords: foot dominance, football, women

Abstract

This study examined the ground-reaction forces of the supporting leg when kicking a moving or stationary soccer ball with the dominant and non-dominant foot. Ten experienced female soccer players performed two kicks of each condition using a twostep approach. Resultant ground reaction forces were measures via a force platform and normalized for body mass. A 2X2 Repeated Measures ANOVA revealed no significant differences (p>.05) for the main effects or interaction. Variations in ball movement or the foot used in kicking do not appear to influence ground reaction forces of the supporting foot when kicking a soccer ball.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities