The Affects of Technology on the University of Notre Dame Women’s Soccer Team
By: Rebecca Twining
The aerodynamic ridges cause the ball to knuckle and change direction with little to no effort .
The ridges also allow the ball to travel at higher speeds.
The sand filled flexible PowerPulse, located in the sole of the shoe, aids the player in the power and control of their shot.
"While the match is happening, you can monitor every player, every pass, every touch. Within seconds, every nuance of the game is transmitted from our offices right to the bench. It's a must-have product for those teams looking for that competitive edge." -Mark Brunkhart ( http://matchanalysis.com/news/article29.htm )
Match analysis has become a key part of the coaching strategies at the University of Notre Dame.
Our passion has been taken out of soccer because of this heavy influence of technology.
Even with limited equipment, people, or space to play soccer, young athletes in third world countries have an enthusiasm for the game that is unmatchable.
In Africa they cannot afford soccer balls, so they make them out of plastic bags, old socks and rags, and banana leaves, tied together with string or tree bark.
Despite their disadvantages in life, these impoverished children find happiness playing a simple game of soccer during their spare time.
Legendary players come from some of the most indigent areas. Pictured, is Ronaldinho a famous soccer player from Porto Alegre, Brazil.
After being forced to play a certain style, sitting through hours of film, and using technology that falsifies our natural abilities, we find that soccer has turned into a job more than a game we are passionate about.
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