EFFECT OF PELVIC MOTION ON SOCCER KICKING PERFORMANCE

  • T. Bull Andersen
  • H. Sörensen
Keywords: modelling, simulation, soccer, kicking

Abstract

When two-dimensionally simulating proximal to distal movement patterns (i.e. gait, sprint, kicking and throwing movements) pelvic (or shoulder) motion is usually not modelled individually for each leg (or arm). However, it can be observed that during these motions, pelvic rotation and translation causes hip acceleration (Dbrge et ai, 1999). Hence, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of pelvic motion on the succes of a soccer kicking motion.