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Biomechanical analysis of instep kick in soccer

Basumatary, Subhash (1998) Biomechanical analysis of instep kick in soccer. Research Master thesis, Victoria University .

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Abstract

The game of soccer involves complex motor actions of the human body. Among the various kicking motion performed by the soccer players, the instep-kick occupies a place of fundamental importance. The player exhibits different levels of speed and trajectories of the ball by controlling the kinematic variables, the dynamics and motor co-ordination of various joints and body segments, especially of the lower limbs. To date there have been limited research undertaken investigating the effects of approach angles on the three dimensional kinematics of instep-kick in soccer. The research presented in this thesis investigated the effect of approach angle variations on distance covered by the ball, accuracy of the kick and 3D human body kinematics during soccer instep-kicks.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Applied Science - Human Movement

Uncontrolled Keywords: Soccer, Biomechanics, Human mechanics, human movement, kicking, kinematics, motor co-ordination
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 06:27
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15563
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