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Distance as a control parameter for place kicking

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Author(s): KRISTI K. MALLY | REBECCA A. BATTISTA | MARY ANN ROBERTON

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 122;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: DYNAMIC SYSTEMS | CONTROL PARAMETERS | PLACE KICKING

ABSTRACT
Using a dynamic systems perspective, this study investigated whether distance functioned as a control parameter that might alter children’s place kicking patterns. Nineteen children (mean age = 8.1 years) kicked 3 times at each of 5 randomly ordered distances (1.524, 3.048, 6.096, 9.144, 12.192 meters). All kicks were videotaped. Results indicated that four movement features changed significantly (p
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