Characteristics of the kicking motion in female soccer players
In recent years, the number of female soccer players has been increasing worldwide (The International Federation of Association Football, 2007). Consequently, elucidating the characteristics of female player techniques is an interesting research topic. Accordingly, in this study, we used three high-speed video cameras set at 1000 fps to compare the ball velocity, foot velocity, repulsion ratio (Nunome et al., 2006), and angular displacement at ball impact of the instep kick and inside kick of female and male soccer players. Through these measurements, we attempted to identify the mechanical and technical characteristics of female players at ball impact.