Leg Characteristics and Soccer Kick
Name: Sol B.
How does the length and mass of a leg kicking a soccer ball affect is momentum?
In general, the longer the leg and the more massive the leg, the greater momentum could be
imparted to the soccer ball. However, this has to be tempered with the fact that you have
to train that lovely massive leg to kick the ball properly. But given equal skill levels and on
consistent kicking, a player who is taller would have a bigger arc in which to swing the leg,
and a bigger leg could generate a greater force. So the ball kicked by the bigger player should
So strengthen those legs and practice your kicking.
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Update: June 2012