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    • Kicking velocity and effect on match performance when using a smaller, lighter ball in women's football 

      Andersen, Thomas Bull; Krustrup, Peter; Bendiksen, Mads; Ørntoft, Christina; Randers, Morten B.; Pettersen, Svein Arne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-08-23)
      The present study evaluated the effect of a smaller, lighter ball on kicking speed and technical- tactical and physical match performance in high-level adult female footballers. In the laboratory test setting, the peak ball velocity was 6 % higher with the new ball (NB) than the standard ball (SB) (26.5 ± 0.5 vs. 25.1 ± 0.5 m · s − 1, p < 0.05). However, during match-play, no differences ...