Predicting offensive performance in collegiate baseball players using isometric force production characteristics

The purpose of this study was to examine kinematic differences between ‘one-footed’ and ‘two-footed’ players when kicking with the non-preferred leg at a target and with maximal effort. Eighteen highly-trained young soccer players were categorised as one-footed (n=9) and two-footed (n=9) based on results of a kicking test. Motion analysis data showed that two-footed players run-up straighter and have less pelvic rotation at ball-foot impact than one-footed players and the differences are likely to be meaningful (ES differences of 0.89 and 0.99 respectively). Run-up angle and pelvic rotation angle are significantly correlated (P < 0.1). The study found that two-footed players are significantly smaller in stature than one-footed players (P < 0.1). Practical implications for soccer coaches arose from the study
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Subjects: biomechanics technique analysis baseball training prognosis performance attack
Notations: technical and natural sciences strength and speed sports sport games
Published in: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Editors: T. Y. Shiang, W. H. Ho, P. C. Huang, C. L. Tsai
Published: Taipei International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2013
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Pages: B9-5 ID115
Document types: congress proceedings
electronical journal
Language: English
Level: advanced