Titan Soccer Development

Cal State Fullerton - Titan Stadium

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In a Nutshell

One week of half- or full-day soccer camp teaches the basic skills of the game to boys age 5–12

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Promotional value expires Aug 3, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $75 for one week of half-day soccer camp for boys age 5–12 ($150 value)
  • $109 for one week of full-day soccer camp for boys age 5–12 ($220 value)
  • Choose between the weeks of July 27–31 and August 3–7

Bending the Ball: A New Spin on Soccer Shots

Whenever a soccer ball curves, seemingly changing its orbit in midair, NASA scientists may rush to classify it as a planet. But in fact, the movement is due to yet another physics concept pioneered by Isaac Newton: the Magnus effect, a phenomenon first described in regard to tennis. Newton noted that topspin made the ball dip, whereas backspin made for a straighter trajectory. In other words, the way a ball spins affects its path in the air.

Usually, a ball curves in the same direction in which it’s spinning; air moves with the ball on the side that spins forward, pushing it in the other direction. A ball spinning counter-clockwise, for example, tends to bend to the left. But a ball’s movement may not always be so easy to predict. Its trajectory is also affected by the smoothness of the ball’s surface. In fact, a perfectly smooth (or laminar) ball would likely curve in the opposite direction of a rough-surfaced (or turbulent) ball when kicked in exactly the same manner.

Of course, nobody plays soccer with a perfectly smooth ball, despite the substantial benefit it would have on blooper-reel ratings. Even so, different stitching patterns do alter the roughness of a ball’s surface. This is why there seems to be a controversy every four years over a new ball design—even the coolest new look can have a drastic effect on a ball’s in-flight physics.

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    Cal State Fullerton - Titan Stadium

    800 North State College Boulevard

    Fullerton, CA 92831

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