BIOMECHANICS OF ACCURATE INSTEP KICK IN FUTSAL

  • Chung-Fu Huang
  • Kuei-Hua Lu
  • Hong-Wen Wu
Keywords: biomechanics, Futsal, accurate instep kick

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical parameters of instep kicking towards specific targets of the goal in Futsal. Twelve females from national soccer team in Taiwan were recruited in this study. Each subject was asked to perform instep kick of a stationary ball (size 4) toward targets in the four corners of the goal in Futsal. VICON motion analysis system and Kistler force plateform were used to collect the kinematics of the lower limb and the ground reaction forces and moments, respectively. The results showed that kicks towards the bottom targets demonstrated significantly greater ball velocity than towards the top targets (p= 0.00). In addition, the hip joint moment of supporting leg was significantly greater when kicking towards top targets of the goal (p= 0.01). The results of this study could provide training guidelines for coaches and players.
Published
2013-09-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities