BACKGROUND: This study aims at describing and comparing each other male and female soccer players kicking instep a stationary ball. The different measures we collected by the 3D motion capture system Movit G1 and the High-Speed Camera (240 fps) were considered as dependent variables, whereas the gender was considered as the independent one.METHODS: Twenty soccer well trained non-professional players: 10 men (age: 25.3 +/- 6.5 yrs: height 1.80 +/- 0.07 m; body mass 76.9 +/- 13.2 kg) and 10 women (age: 19 +/- 3.34 yrs; height 1.64 +/- 0.07 m; body mass 58.2 +/- 7.2 kg) volunteered to participate in the study.RESULTS: Gender differences were found, with a statistical significance (P<0.05) or interesting magnitude (Cohen d>0.5). The most relevant ones were the differences in hip extension of the kicking leg when the foot of the supporting one touches the ground, just before the impact on the ball (independent sample t-Test P=0.03; Cohen d=1.64) and the speed of the ball, reached immediately after kicking (P<0.001; d=1.23).CONCLUSIONS: These results, together with the greater pelvic acceleration shown by men compared to women, highlight the need to develop a gender-differentiated training model, in order to customize the kicking technique in women and to reduce the likelihood, currently higher than for men, of kicking related injuries.

Ruscello, B., Esposito, M., Siligato, G., Lunetta, L., Marcelli, L., Pantanella, L., et al. (2020). Gender differences in instep soccer kicking biomechanics, investigated through a 3D human motion tracker system. JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, 60(8), 1072-1080 [10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10676-5].

Gender differences in instep soccer kicking biomechanics, investigated through a 3D human motion tracker system

Ruscello, B;Esposito, M;Pantanella, L;D'Ottavio, S
2020-08-01

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aims at describing and comparing each other male and female soccer players kicking instep a stationary ball. The different measures we collected by the 3D motion capture system Movit G1 and the High-Speed Camera (240 fps) were considered as dependent variables, whereas the gender was considered as the independent one.METHODS: Twenty soccer well trained non-professional players: 10 men (age: 25.3 +/- 6.5 yrs: height 1.80 +/- 0.07 m; body mass 76.9 +/- 13.2 kg) and 10 women (age: 19 +/- 3.34 yrs; height 1.64 +/- 0.07 m; body mass 58.2 +/- 7.2 kg) volunteered to participate in the study.RESULTS: Gender differences were found, with a statistical significance (P<0.05) or interesting magnitude (Cohen d>0.5). The most relevant ones were the differences in hip extension of the kicking leg when the foot of the supporting one touches the ground, just before the impact on the ball (independent sample t-Test P=0.03; Cohen d=1.64) and the speed of the ball, reached immediately after kicking (P<0.001; d=1.23).CONCLUSIONS: These results, together with the greater pelvic acceleration shown by men compared to women, highlight the need to develop a gender-differentiated training model, in order to customize the kicking technique in women and to reduce the likelihood, currently higher than for men, of kicking related injuries.
ago-2020
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Sì, ma tipo non specificato
Settore M-EDF/02 - METODI E DIDATTICHE DELLE ATTIVITA' SPORTIVE
English
Con Impact Factor ISI
Soccer
Imaging
three-dimensional
Exercise
Acceleration
Adult
Biomechanical Phenomena
Female
Foot
Hip
Humans
Knee
Lower Extremity
Male
Pelvis
Sex Characteristics
Sex Factors
Soccer
Time and Motion Studies
Young Adult
Ruscello, B., Esposito, M., Siligato, G., Lunetta, L., Marcelli, L., Pantanella, L., et al. (2020). Gender differences in instep soccer kicking biomechanics, investigated through a 3D human motion tracker system. JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, 60(8), 1072-1080 [10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10676-5].
Ruscello, B; Esposito, M; Siligato, G; Lunetta, L; Marcelli, L; Pantanella, L; Gabrielli, P; D'Ottavio, S
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