Title

Soccer Ball Pitching Device

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Abstract/Artist Statement

The main purpose of this project is to provide soccer players with a product that can be used as a training device. The design would allow players to practice free kicks and other training exercises. The device uses the concept of a baseball pitching machine where two rotating wheels allow a ball to be thrown to a distance. Furthermore, the ball can travel to different distances and locations on a soccer field by slowing down one of the wheels thus allowing the ball to curve once it exits the pitching device. The project uses a series of ramps inside a goal that the ball has to travel through before reaching the pitching device. This allows users to not waste time chasing the ball and to focus on free kicks and other training exercises. The product was tested and proved successful. Products thst have the same concept have a price of about $2000 while a budget of less that $500 was used to construct this prototype.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

3-5-2008 2:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 3:30 PM

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Soccer Ball Pitching Device

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The main purpose of this project is to provide soccer players with a product that can be used as a training device. The design would allow players to practice free kicks and other training exercises. The device uses the concept of a baseball pitching machine where two rotating wheels allow a ball to be thrown to a distance. Furthermore, the ball can travel to different distances and locations on a soccer field by slowing down one of the wheels thus allowing the ball to curve once it exits the pitching device. The project uses a series of ramps inside a goal that the ball has to travel through before reaching the pitching device. This allows users to not waste time chasing the ball and to focus on free kicks and other training exercises. The product was tested and proved successful. Products thst have the same concept have a price of about $2000 while a budget of less that $500 was used to construct this prototype.