Biomechanical analysis of instep kick in soccer

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


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.

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Master of Applied Science - Human Movement

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Soccer, Biomechanics, Human mechanics, human movement, kicking, kinematics, motor co-ordination
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