Momentum influences how far the soccer ball travels. When you kick the soccer ball with a lot of momentum, it will travel quicker. If you don't have enough momentum, no matter how hard you kick the ball, the length of the ball will be shorter. The average momentum was determined by multiplying 67 mph by 400 grams. That's 2.44 meters per second!
In addition to speed, elevation also affects the distance the ball travels. The higher the pitch, the more distance the ball will travel. You need to adjust your kick for different situations. If you want the ball to go farther, kick at an angle so that it has more height when it comes down. This is called "heaving" the ball.
Heaving the ball increases its range but reduces its speed. This is because as the ball rises it becomes heavier and thus gains more momentum, which causes it to move slower when it returns to earth. Heaving the ball is important for distance shots but not so much for goal kicks since they usually carry the highest velocity possible.
After you have kicked the ball, it will start to decelerate. This means that even though you are still kicking, the ball will begin to come to a stop. As it starts to slow down, aim ahead of the ball's path and let it land where it may. You can control where the ball goes with your footwork later on if you need to change direction or not.
The amount of air or pressure in a soccer ball influences how far it will move when struck by the same force. The more air pressure that is injected into a soccer ball, the better the ball will rebound off a player's foot. An elastic collision transfers more energy to a "stiff" ball. A "soft" ball with which people can have more fun would be less stiff; therefore, it would not be as good for playing football.
An average-size male player may kick a ball 100 meters about 10 times per game. Women's balls are usually smaller, so they can be kicked farther. Professional players use 2-pound (1 kg) balls that can be kicked over 200 meters. In fact, some professional players can hit the ball further still by working on their technique and body movement while they are standing still!
There are two types of soccer balls: indoor and outdoor. Indoor balls are used inside stadiums where there is no weather protection needed, whereas outdoor balls must be designed to withstand heat, rain, and snow. They also tend to be heavier and larger than indoor balls.
Indoor balls are usually made from polyurethane or latex, while outdoor balls are generally made from leather or synthetic materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). [Note: Some manufacturers make hybrid balls that provide better play on both indoor and outdoor fields; these are often called "all-surface" balls.]
This means that balls with more air pressure tend to go farther than those with less air pressure.
There are two types of air pressure in a soccer ball: barometric and synthetically-produced. Barometric balls are most common and are categorized by size as 1-4 (small), 4-5 (medium), or 5-6 (large). These balls contain an inner bladder made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that is inflated with air supplied by your local weather service station. The ball is tested for weight after inflation; if it is not within 10 percent of its expected weight, it is rejected and replaced with another one. Air pressure in barometric soccer balls varies based on altitude; at high altitudes, there is less air pressure, which allows the ball to be dropped deeper into play and allow players to kick it further.
Synthetic balls are now used exclusively by major international teams and some professional clubs in North America. They are categorized by size as 7-10 (extra-large). Like their barometric counterparts, these balls have an internal nylon/polyurethane foam layer enclosed in a synthetic leather cover.