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Virtual kicker vs. real goalkeeper in soccer: a way to explore goalkeeper’s performance

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to propose an original methodology to study the action of a goalkeeper facing a free kick. This methodology is based on a virtual reality setup in which a real goalkeeper is facing a virtual player and a virtual defensive wall. The setup has been improved to provide a total freedom of movement to the goalkeeper in order to have a realistic interaction between the goalkeeper and the player. The goalkeeper’s movements are captured in real-time to accurately analyze his reactions. Such a methodology not only represents a valuable research tool but also provides a relevant training tool. Using this setup, this paper shows that goalkeepers are more performant during free kick with a wall composed of 5 defenders whatever its position.

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hal-01239468 , version 1 (07-12-2015)

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Sébastien Brault, Richard Kulpa, Laouen Duliscouët, Antoine Marin, Benoit Bideau. Virtual kicker vs. real goalkeeper in soccer: a way to explore goalkeeper’s performance. Movement & Sport Sciences - Science & Motricité, 2015, 89, pp.79-88. ⟨10.1051/sm/2015026⟩. ⟨hal-01239468⟩
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