The biomechanics of kicking in soccer. This article discusses the basics of kicking skill from development stages through mechanical characteristics of upper level players. Specific areas that are addressed include developmental levels, kicking components, approach angle, forces on the support foot, loading of the swing limb and subseque ….
Biomechanical Analysis of a Right-Footed Soccer Kick. - The talocrural joint is plantar flexed (~30-50 degrees) by the gastrocnemius and the soleus in the sagittal plane about a mediolateral axis. - The acetabulofemoral joint is flexed (~0-10 degrees) in the sagittal plane about a mediolateral axis. It is internally rotated (~5-15 degrees) in ...
Success of an instep soccer kick depends on various factors including the distance of the kick from the goal, the type of kick used, the air resistance and the technique of the main kick which is best described using biomechanical analysis. Previous reviews have examined biomechanics of soccer movements in-detail (Lees, 1996; Lees and Nolan, 1998). However, it becomes apparent that more research studies into biomechanics of soccer kick have been published within the last decade.
Sports science research includes a focus on the most basic kicking techniques, the side-foot kick. In addition to a discussion on recent literature of the biomechanics of this motion, a comparative kinematic study evaluated determinants of an accurate side-foot kick based on subject kicking foot velocity and the subsequent ball velocity.
considered mainly the kicking leg, and the kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic characteristics of its segments, joints, and muscles. While much is known about the biomechanics of the kicking leg, there are a number of other aspects that have been the subject of recent exploration. Researchers have widened their interest to consider the characteristics of overall
A soccer kick is described as a proximal-to-distal motion of the kicking leg i.e., the leg moving away from the body. The motion can be broken down by segmental and joint movements existing on multiple planes. The backswing of the thigh will initiate the kick. The thigh will experience a deceleration due to the shanks and the hip muscles.
The two main kicks used in soccer, the push pass and the instep kick. The push-pass is used for passing along the ground for control. The instep kick is utilised as an effort to make the ball travel longer distances in flight (McAvoy, 1998). This Blog will focus on the biomechanics of the instep kick and influencing environmental constraints to consider. Breaking down instep kick in soccer kick. The Approach
Essentially, in the follow-through phase, your upper body turns towards your striking leg as your striking leg moves forward and up towards your upper body. This article serves as information on biomechanics as well as instruction for how to kick a soccer ball.
This review considers the biomechanical factors that are relevant to success in the game of soccer. Three broad areas are covered: (1) the technical performance of soccer skills; (2) the equipment used in playing the game; and (3) the causative mechanisms of specific soccer injuries. Kicking is the most widely studied soccer skill.