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5:45 AM  7:00 AM, 3:50 PM  4:59 PM Tuesday 5/4/2010 Waltham Y  E2E3 LKstart reverse #1 with pass/shot to right on 5th kick (5KD); 107 minutes 
E2E3 Reverse up to Kick 5, with pass/shot to right on 5th kick with left foot.
K5 in red represents
the point at which I kick the ball on the fifth touch of the run
Measurements: The curving line represents points that are all 20 feet away from K5 the point at which I kick the ball. The squares represent 0.67 meters on each side. In the compressed version (loaded by default) of this grid, the squares are not exactly square or exactly the same size. In the expanded version the squares are all square and all the same size.
The green arrow represents my general path except for the zigzags, as I airdribble the ball to K5 at which point I make the simulated pass.
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E2E3 Reverse K5 shot/pass to Right Drill Results for May 4
The white boxes in the grid each have 4 sides representing 0.67 meters (one pace). Pressing the Expand button will reveal the Expanded version in which the squares are all the same size, with each side of the square that represents 0.67 meters being equal. By default on page load the compressed version is displayed. In the compressed version the squares are not all exactly square and are not all exactly the same size. The diagram depicts how I airdribbled towards the K5 point keeping the ball off the ground but close to my body, and then kicked it on the fifth touch simulating a pass or shot kicked to my right at a 90 degree angle. The white numbers represent the apex height of the ball during its arc after I kicked the ball on the 5th touch. The placement of the white numbers represents where the ball first bounced in relation to where I was when I kicked it and the direction I was moving when I kicked it. The letter w means the ball hit the wall or some other obstruction. For example, 6;w2 means the ball's apex height was 6 feet, then it hit the wall at a point 2 feet high. For example, w17 means the ball hit the wall at a point 17 feet high before bouncing, and it' apex height during flight was 17 feet also. For example, 8 by itself means the ball landed at the spot marked by the number 8, and that the apex height of the ball during its flight was 8 feet. The letter C's represent balls that hit the ceiling. The ceiling height varies between 21 and 26 feet. If a square has been taken by a record of a ball, the next ball is placed in the closest available square if it landed in the same square. It could take around 7 seconds for the compressed graphic to expand and vice versa.
The drill done today is described in the diagram this entry. The diagram is again, not merely an image. Just click drag to select this table cell starting with the title above the diagram in this entry and you will see what I mean. Everything in the diagram this entry is produced by code, except for the arrow and the curved line. Saturday, I did a drill in which I first kicked the ball on a slant to my left with my left foot, then on a slant right with my right foot, then again on a slant right with my right foot, then on a slant left with my left foot, and then on the fifth touch kicked the ball with my left foot simulating a pass, trying to kick the ball at as backwards an angle as possible, as far as possible (the ceiling is inhibiting) without kicking it to my right side. Today the preliminary to the kick was the same as yesterday, except that on the fifth kick, I tried to kick the ball hard at a 90 degree angle relative to the line produced by the fourth kick. Meaning, that if you imagine the direction the ball was moving after the fourth kick as twelve o'clock, on the fifth kick I attempted to kick the ball in the 3:00 direction. You can see a cluster of five kicks that hit the wall about 18 meters, the ball being sent on a right angle relative to its movement before the kick. On average these five shots hit the wall 18 meters away, before they could bounce; on average they hit the wall at a point 6 feet above the ground; on average their apex height during flight was 11 feet. These balls were like line drives and hit the wall hard. The graphic shows potential for long kicks in a sharply backwards direction. One ball, kicked in the 4:00 direction given 12:00 on the imaginary clock as the direction the ball was heading after the 4th kick of the run prior to the 5th kick, traveled 18 meters, reaching an apex height of 10 feet, and then hit the wall 9 feet above the ground without bouncing; it was a long hard line drive in a backwards direction shot off a moving dribble. Those dribbling on the ground cannot do this. Another ball, kicked backwards at a 45 degree angle in the 4:30 direction on the imaginary clock given that the ball after the 4th kick prior to the long kick on the 5th kick was moving towards twelve oclock on the imaginary clock. This ball reached an apex height of 9 feet, and then hit the wall 7 feet above the ground after traveling 19 meters. It was a hard long line drive shot backwards at a 45 degree angle of a moving dribble. There is nobody in the world who can do this off a ground dribble. Another ball, went backwards towards 5:30 on the imaginary clock given twelve oclock on the imaginary clock as the direction the ball was moving after the 4th kick prior to the final long 5th kick. It went in almost the opposite direction to which the ball was moving prior to it being shot/passed. It traveled 14 meters, and reached an apex height of 12 feet. A nice long chip sent directly backwards off a moving dribble. If anybody in the world can do this off a moving ground dribble they can also walk on water. You can quibble about accuracy, but the whole point of the drill today was to cut loose to test out my range, and not being obsessed with accuracy, even though I was always aiming for a point at three oclock on the imaginary clock given twelve oclock as straight ahead prior to the shot/pass. Towards the end of the practice one of the long hard line drive balls, swerved about 3 feet to the right prior to hitting the wall about 18 meters from where it was shot. In the process of swerving it barely missed a white guy with a graying mustache who ducked and avoided it. He was laughing, I thought he was dutch looking. He told me he was lucky to have ducked (it was traveling fast). And he agreed that it swerved during flight.

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