United Kingdom Soccer Academy

Kearny Mesa

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In a Nutshell

Soccer camps focus on important fundamental skills including balance and coordination as well as dribbling, passing, and shooting

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Promotional value expires Aug 22, 2015. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Must sign waiver. Registration required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $99 for a five-day half-day soccer camp ($160 value)
  • $109 for a five-day full-day soccer camp ($200 value)

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.

Customer Reviews

13 Ratings

Bring plenty plenty of water
Criseida W. · July 24, 2016
It's really great. My daughter loves it. Good coaches. However 1 star off because the facility is not that great - the bathrooms are port-a-potty far away from the field area.
Catherine · July 21, 2016
It is going well, my son is having a great time.
Chad W. · June 29, 2016
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    5250 Hickman Field Dr.

    San Diego, CA 92111

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