A Kinematic Analysis of a dominant versus non-dominant leg football kick

A Kinematic Analysis of a dominant versus non-dominant leg football kick

Tools of Biomechanical Analysis (U20067)
Summative Assessment 1:
Assessment 1 (Lab report) = 40% of overall unit grade.
Assessment format = 8 page (maximum) written lab report
(Please see guidance notes for recommended format and additional information).
Assessment details and guidance notes will be available on Moodle from week 9 (start of term).
A lecture in week 14 (27/10/14) will be used to set the coursework. During this session you will be
given information about the lab report format and expected content. The lab session in week 15
(3/11/14) and week 16 (10/11/14) are compulsory as you will be collecting the data for your lab
report. During the lecture in week 18 (24/11/14) you will be given further information about the
coaching material associated with your coursework. Finally, an optional drop in seminar session in
week 19 will be used to answer any student questions or concerns, plus there will example lab
reports available for students to read.
This assessment addresses the following unit learning outcomes:
2. Evaluate the methodological considerations of specific biomechanical tools in an applied setting.
3. Apply data analysis and processing techniques to biomechanical information.
4. Consider the practical application of biomechanical tools in specific sporting settings.
It is recommended that you utilise your feedback from previous lab reports (for example):
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Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
Formative (practise) assessment:
As a part of the preparation for your summative coursework, you will be given the opportunity to
complete a formative (practise) lab report. This will be a similar to your actual coursework and
provide a great opportunity to collect data, analyse data and write a lab report. The formative lab
report will be set in the lecture in week 10 (29/9/14), you will collect the data in week 11 (6/10/14)
and analyse the data in week 12 (13/10/14). You will then have until the lecture in week 17
(17/11/14) to write your lab report using the guidance provided in the lecture in week 10. During
the lecture in week 17 you will provide and receive peer feedback using the coursework marking
sheet and criteria.
Assessment 1 – Guidance Notes
Lab Report Length
– a
maximum
of 8 pages (6 for the main report and 2 for the coaching
material) + references.
Lab Report Format
– The format of your work should be in 1.5 line spacing, with Times New
Roman font size 12. You margins should be no less than 2 cm all round. Your reference section at
the end of your lab report is not included in the 8 page limit. Tables and figures within the text
should be a sensible size, do not make them too small to read.
Coursework Outline
Students are required to perform a kinematic analysis of an intermediate level footballer performing
a dominant and non-dominant leg football kick. The aim is to identify key factors contributing to
the different performances using evidence from the research literature to support experimental
findings.
Coursework Title
A Kinematic Analysis of a dominant versus non-dominant leg football kick
Main report (6 pages)
The main report will consist of an introduction / literature review, methods, results and discussion.
The data you collect in your lab sessions (weeks 15 and 16) will be used in your lab report. The
biomechanical variables you decide to analyse (from the data collected during the lab sessions) will
depend upon the direction that you choose to focus on your lab report.
Choose either group A or B:
Variable Group A Variable Group B
Ball velocity (m/s)
Joint ROM (°)
Peak Joint Flexion (°)
Ball velocity (m/s)
Peak joint linear velocity (m/s)
Time to peak joint linear velocity (s)
Further information will be provided in dedicated coursework lectures in weeks 14 and 18.
Coaching Material (2 pages)
Students are then required to present coaching information in the final 2 pages of the report. The
coaching information must draw upon the biomechanical differences observed between the
performances in order that the advice can be fed back to the athlete and coach on how to improve
their performance based on a coaching intervention.
Marking
As a guide, the main body of the report (lab report) will constitute 80% of the mark. 20% of the
mark will be based on the coaching information provided, however only one final grade for the lab
report as a whole will be given.

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