INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND PERFORMANCE (IJSSP)

Biomechanical Comparison of Lofted Kick in Football between Male and Female Players

Authors : Shaybal Chanda*  Prof. Sumanta Kumar Mondal**

*Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

**Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal, India

 

*Correspondence Author.

Shaybal Chanda

Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

Email address: shaybalchanda@yahoo.com

 

Article Received: 18.05.2021

Article Accepted: 21.08.2021

Article E-Published:24.09.2021

Abstract

In the game of football, giving a pass for a longer distance has immense importance. The skill to pass for the longest distance is called Lofted Kick. Male and female football players are identical in many physical, anatomical, and physiological characteristics and at the same time, they exhibit many morphological differences. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify whether there is any difference in angular kinematic parameters of lofted kick at ball contact between male and female players. Result: Differences were found in ‘kicking leg knee angle’ where male players showed higher angle (M = 1540) than the female players (M = 1300), ‘non-kicking foot side shoulder angle on sagittal plane’ where male players showed lower angle (M = 2110) than the female player (M = 2820), and in ‘non-kicking foot side shoulder angle on frontal plane’ where male players showed higher angle (M = 820) than the female players (M = 360). Conclusion: Male and female football players perform lofted kicks with almost similar kicking leg kinematics with few exceptions such as ‘kicking leg knee angle’, ‘non-kicking foot side shoulder angle on sagittal plane,’ and ‘non-kicking foot side shoulder angle on frontal plane’

Keywords:Biomechanics, Angular Kinematics, Lofted kick, sagittal and frontal Plane

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