23 Class WED APR 17

Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick

penalty kick

What’s the smartest kick?
To the shooter’s strong side, which the goalie is more likely to guard?
Or to the shooter’s weak side, which the goalie is more likely to block if he guesses right?

The authors of Think Like a Freak give us some details to help us decide.

  • The goal is 12 yards away.
  • It’s 8 yards wide and 8 feet tall.
  • You will kick the ball at 80 miles per hour.
  • The kick will arrive at the net in 0.306818 seconds
  • The goalie can’t wait for you to kick. He has to guess and fling his body toward his choice before you make contact with the ball.
  • Overall, at the elite level, 75% of penalty kicks are successful.
  • If he chooses wrong, your odds of success are about 90%.
  • You want him to choose wrong.
  • Whether you’re left- or right-footed, 57% of goalies will guard your strong side. 41% of the time, they’ll guard your weak side.

Answer in the Reply field below and Post Comment:

  1. What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
  2. Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?

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23 Responses to 23 Class WED APR 17

  1. nousernamefound1 says:

    Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
    *shooter’s weak side, which the goalie is more likely to block if he guesses right!
    1. The authors in “Think Like a Freak,” state that “Whether you’re left- or right-footed, 57% of goalies will guard your strong side.” Meaning that if you trick them and go to your opposite foot you’ll end up being successful. To beat the odds you just have to make the goal and feel confident with your non-dominant leg.
    2. They take the wrong guess where the goalie will be or just feel more confident with there dominant leg. It’s not about the speed on the ball, it’s more about guessing where the goalie isn’t going to be.

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    • nousernamefound1 says:

      APA Citation Exercise

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      • davidbdale says:

        Christy Rakoczy in “Experts Reveal 19 Best Places to Find Free Money for College,” claims that “Plenty of students find scholarships and grants. In fact, college students received a total of $125.4 billion in grant money during the 2016-17 academic year.”

        –You’ve done nice work with your citation, NUNF, but there are two tiny details that could be improved.
        –First, the comma following College is unnecessary as the sentence is written.
        –‘ll revise it below with a comma after Rakoczy that would make it necessary.
        –Two commas and No commas are correct, but One comma is not.
        –Second, when we lead in to a quote with THAT, we don’t capitalize the first word of the quote. In essence, we’ve made the quote part of our own sentence.
        –I’ll revise it below without THAT to show the difference.

        Christy Rakoczy, in “Experts Reveal 19 Best Places to Find Free Money for College,” claims, “Plenty of students find scholarships and grants. In fact, college students received a total of $125.4 billion in grant money during the 2016-17 academic year.”

        Otherwise, very nice. [And for the record these two are the smallest possible infractions of punctuation.]

      • davidbdale says:

        However, your paragraph does FFG (Fail For Grammar) in another way, repeatedly. You’re fond of the Banned 2nd person, which you’ll have to purge from your work. Search your arguments for YOU, YOUR, YOURS, YOURSELF and change them all. The best first technique is to eliminate pronouns altogether. The best set of substitutes is usually WE, OUR, OURS, OURSELVES.

    • davidbdale says:

      Soccer Kick. That’s a perfectly reasonable answer, NUNF. I imagine it often works well, and it’s pretty counterintuitive to choose the non-dominant leg.

      [I rephrased the Question from describing the goalie’s strong and weak side to describing the shooter’s strong and weak leg. Then I revised your Reply so that it would comply with the new wording.]

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  2. biggarz7 says:

    I think the best answer to that riddle is it depends on the moment. However you should shoot it to your strong side not the goalies.

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  3. g903254 says:

    To just kick it to your strong side would be the best way as you have the best control the ball. With this control you could put it anywhere on your strong side especially if you’re a professional soccer player.

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  4. chavanillo says:

    Riddle : The best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t is if you use your weak side and practice it. Few kickers make the most logical choice because they have a higher chance of making a goal. The goal is 12 yards away. The ball goes 80 miles per hour. The goalie have to decide what side to go before even the player kick the ball because since the ball is going 80 miles per hour goalie have to make a intelligent choice.

  5. mysterylimbo says:

    What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
    The best way to improve your penalty kicks would be unpredictable every game so the goalie wouldn’t even able to tell the difference between each kick hence leaving both sides are an option.
    Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?
    Kickers rather enhance the part of their game that is the best and if that is kicking with their dominant foot then that hat they’ll do.

  6. nina525 says:

    Kicking the ball on the side where you perform the best, your strong side. You will have more control with the ball and will most likely make the goal almost every time you kick. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attempt to work on your web side to balance both and no one will recognize which leg us weak. Each player would assume you re going to use your strong side.

  7. daphneblake25 says:

    The best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t is to fake it. The stats show that the goalie can’t wait for the kicker to even make contact with the ball so they’re diving before the shooter even kicks. The kicker can pretend they’re going for their dominant leg direction and then at the last second before they kick, switch the direction. This technique is also called snake eyes. Where you can look like you’re going to kick one way but go to the other way. This strategy takes a while to perfect but is worth the time and effort because when the goalie guesses wrong, the shooter is 90% more likely to make their goal.

    So few kickers make the most logical choice because of comfortability. It’s easy to not take the risk and go for their strong side because that’s safe but the percentage of success is lower than taking the risk.

  8. jets1313 says:

    1. the best way to improve your odds of scoring and kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t is to attempt to deceive the goalie into believing a direction in which you are going to kick the ball and then kicking in the opposite direction. This makes extremely difficult for the goalie to decide whether to guard your weak or strongside. But it also explains why 57% of the time they will guard the strong side because regardless of your attempts to deceive him your strong side will always have the most effective kick and will be the hardest to guard compared to your weak less dominant leg

    2. Few goalies make the logical choice due to the fact of the deception by their opponents. In the moment the goalie isnt thinking about percentages he is relying on his eyes and the movement of his opponent and will base his actions according to such.

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  9. chavanillo says:

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  10. rowanstudent2 says:

    Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
    – What’s the smartest kick?
    1. What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
    Kick the ball using deception. Make it look like you’re kicking one side, but actually kick to the other side. You can use your dominant leg to kick it to your weaker side, since at this elite level, penalty kickers should be able to judge the direction of the ball. You can also easily kick the ball in the middle, since only 2% of goalies guard it.
    2. Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?
    They lost the odds of kicking where the goalie isn’t.

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  11. nina525 says:

    Annotated bibliography due April 24th
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    The goalie is least likely to be in the middle of the goal, and is more likely to guard your strong side because they know where you would kick
    Its the smartest thing to do because the goalie never expects the kicker to kick down the middle of the goal
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  12. daphneblake25 says:

    -check writing for spelling grammars and misusage of punctuations
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    -take class time to do course evaluation for comp II
    -Soccer penalty kick riddle, what angle is better for the shooter?
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  13. nyaj32 says:

    Goal riddle:
    If you practice the side that you are not good at you will score almost every time. This is because the goalie has minimal time to react so if you go to your weaker side they will not expect it as much as your stronger side and you will end up scoring more goals than you normally would.

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  14. Notes:
    – The best way to increase your odds is to practice shooting on your weaker side so the goalie won’t know what to expect. Few kickers make the most logical choice because it is difficult and they don’t feel comfortable with it.
    – research paper due 22nd

  15. wazoo1234 says:

    If you practice your weaknesses you will be so much stronger. The goalie has no time to decide,
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  16. doorknob9 says:

    The best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t is practicing on whatever side is weaker so the goalie doesn’t know whats coming
    So few kickers make the most logical choice because it feels awkward when doing something that is uncomfortable
    Choose a short argument
    Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness

  17. pomegranate4800 says:

    – The best way to increase odds is to practice your weaker side so the goalie won’t know what to expect.
    – Annotated bibliography due wednesday
    – APA citation mandatory
    -3000 word paper due monday

  18. davidbdale says:

    Goalies fling their bodies to the shooter’s strong side 57% of the time, to the weak side 41% of the time. That adds up to 98%. Only 2% of the time do they stand still and guard the middle, so the best way to improve the odds of success is to aim right down the middle. Shooters aim down the middle only 17% of the time. Why? How stupid would they look if, with the championship on the line, they let their team (their nation) down by kicking down the middle and being blocked?

    If you like that puzzle and the notion that social pressure and bad laws force us to behave illogically, check out the Freakonomics team.

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