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Kinematic Analysis of Instep Kick in Soccer | Original Article

Sansuma Brahma*, Vinita Bajpai Mishra, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the study was to find out the kinematics analysis of instep kick in soccer. Fifteen subjects from All India Inter University participation team were selected who were studying in Lakshmi Bai National Institute of Physical Education Gwalior. The subjects were ranging from 17 to 25 years of age. The study was conducted under controlled conditions. Digital videography technique was employed for conducting the kinematics analysis of instep kick in soccer. The camera in the study used was Canon 70 D, videography was done that moment contact of execution of the ball in sagittal plane. From the photograph stick figures were prepared using kinovea software and various kinematics variables were obtained at the moment of execution and the angles were found out by the kinovea software. The criterion measure was performance of subjects in instep kick. Kinematics analysis of instep kick was found statistically using Pearson correlation coefficient. From the results of the present study it is found that there is no significant relationship between the kinematic variables with performance of the player in instep kick in Soccer.