chapter  14
A Biomechanical Analysis of the Soccer Throw-in with a Particular Focus on the Upper Limb Motion
ByR.R.D.OUDEJANS
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The throw-in is a method for restarting the game in soccer but can also be used tactically in attacking moves. Consequently throwing-in to achieve a high range is an important soccer skill. There has been little biomechanical investigation of this skill and the few studies (Chang, 1979; Levendusky et al., 1985; Messier and Brody, 1986; Kollath and Schwirtz, 1988) that have reported data on the throw-in have mainly reported ball release variables but none on upper body characteristics.