Background: Now a day’s is modern age and soccer is the most popular game all over the world. The aim of the present study determines the ball velocity of different positional soccer players for instep kick and high drive kick.
Methods: A total of 22 soccer players were selected from the Bangladesh Institute of Sports (BKSP) on the basis of the purposive sampling technique. Among the seven were Defenders; nine Midfielders and six Forwards players. They use to stay in the campus hostel. The velocity of the kicking ball was measured using mobile software “Adidas Snapshot”.
Results: The velocities of instep kick for different groups of subjects were 82.14 km/h for the defender; 79.77km/h for midfielder and 79km/h for forwarding groups. The ball velocity for high drive kick was 86.42 km/h for the defender; 85.22 km/h for the midfielder and 82.33 km/h for forwarding groups. The ball velocity for high drive kick as indicated by mean values was greater than that of instep kicks for all the groups.
Conclusion: The ball velocity for high drive kick appears to be solidly greater than that of instep kick.