Date:Thu, 27 Sep 2001 06:57:30 -0400
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From:"Reddy, Bernard" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: Goalkeeper - Dangerous Play
As someone else noted, the subject of the GK using a raised leg has passed
through this list several times over the years, petering out without any
resolution. Thanks to Mark Morin for a posting to a site with an article
about jumping by GKs. This site makes the following claim:
"However, since a higher jump can usually be attained using a two legged
takeoff, this takeoff is recommended for high shots near the crossbar."
Idle question: what kind of takeoff do high jumpers use in their sport? Did
they use a different takeoff before the flopping style became popular? I
can't say I ever watch track and field events, but my mental image is not
one of athletes making a run, then planting both feet to make the body rise
into the air.
Related idle question: what do basketball players do when going for rebounds
near the basket? I don't watch much basketball, either, but my mental image
is one of athletes exploding straight up into the air to get every possible
2.54cm of height.