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Soccer Penalty Kick

Scene 1 (Introduction):
Slow-mo footage of ball transitioning into the title, “The Perfect Penalty Kick”
Script: “Hello, my name is Adam and this is Nihal, Nick, and Bretton. Today we will talk to you
about soccer and the physics behind taking a penalty kick. In this video you will learn about foot
and body position, how hard to hit the ball, and the physics and angles for a perfect penalty
kick.”

Scene 2 (Why soccer is interesting):
Nick will talk about why this will help other humans with making the best penalty kick in the top
left corner
Script (​Brief​ for this slide): “Soccer is the most popular sport in the world.
One of the most important components in soccer is scoring goals, and sometimes making the
perfect shot will determine if you win or lose a match.
A perfect shot is kicked at a high speed, aimed at areas of the goal, making it harder for the
goalkeeper to reach and react to the ball.
The farthest distance from the goalie is in the top corners of a goal, and since most goalies are
right-handed, kicking to the top-left of the goal is optimal for making that perfect shot.

Scene 3 (Positioning of the body and the feet before and while taking the kick):
Left side: foot positioning | Right side: Body positioning
Script: “When taking a penalty kick, the first thing you should do is get your body in the right
position. You should always have your dominant foot behind your other foot to get the most
power in your kick. When running up to the ball, make sure to start by taking short strides, and
a long stride just before you kick the ball. This way, you get the most power on your kick. Make
sure you strike the ball with the lace part of your shoe and follow through to ensure a powerful
kick. One last tip to help the ball get in the air is to lean back while you take a shot.”

Scene 4:

Script:”Now let’s talk about the physics of kicking the ball. The velocity of a top left shot is about
15.71 m/s, or 35.14 mph. We found the velocity by taking the distance the ball traveled and
divided it by the amount of time it took the ball to get to the goal, which was 11m/0.7s. The force
exerted when kicking the ball is about 1005.4 N or 226 lbs because the mass of the ball is 0.4
Kg, the time of impact is 0.00625s, a nd speed it is moving towards the goal is 15.71 m/s, or 35
miles an hour Since momentum,p = Impulse,J, then Ft=mv. So 0.00625s*F= 0.4kg*15.71, and
F= 1005.4 N or 226 ponds.We found the power to be 14350 Watts by multiplying the force
(1005.44 N) by the distance of contact (0.3925 m), which is 394.6352 J ,divided by the time of
contact (0.0275 s). That is enough to power a 10 Watt CFL light bulb for 24 minutes.
dby doing arctan of 2.35 divided by 11. The perfect shot is a kick at 12 degrees with a force of

226 lbs or 1005.4N.
Scene 6: Conclusion/review with subtitles
Script: With this, we have concluded that the optimal foot positioning for a penalty kick is where
your dominant foot hits the ball with the laces and your non-dominant foot is next to the ball.
For​ body positioning you will want to lean back while you take the shot. We also found that you
will want to put a force of 1005.4N at an angle of 12 degrees to place the ball in the corner of
the goal. We also learned about

Scene 7: Outro (ball gets kicked, leads into credits)
Script: Thanks for watching! (credits)