Initial ball flight characteristics of curve and instep kicks in elite women's football.

  title={Initial ball flight characteristics of curve and instep kicks in elite women's football.},
  author={Alison Alcock and Wendy Lynne Gilleard and A T Brown N and John Baker and Adam B Hunter},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  volume={28 1},
Initial ball flight characteristics of curve and instep kicks were investigated. Fifteen international female footballers performed curve and instep kicks from a distance of 20 m from goal and at a 1 m2 target. Seventeen Vicon cameras tracked three-dimensional coordinates of four reflective markers adhered to the ball. Ball flight characteristics were quantified, and the coordinates of the ball relative to the target center were recorded. The lateral launch angle and the angle of the spin axis… 

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