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Title:
MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVICE TO FACILITATE FOOTBALL TECHNIQUE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/096448
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique comprising: - a lower fixed frame (101) comprising an inclined front portion (101a), a front wall (103) housed on the lower fixed frame (101), a rear wall (104) housed on the fixed frame (101), a top wall (106) connected to the lower fixed frame (101) and suspended balls (111); and - an upper movable frame (105) connected to the lower fixed frame (101) housing said upper wall (106); wherein the front wall (103) is housed in the front portion (101a) and inclined in an adjustable manner and the upper wall (106) is inclined in an adjustable manner and comprises means (106a, 106b) for deviating the trajectory of an impacting ball.

Inventors:
COSIMO, Vincenzo Alfonso (Via Marconi 42, Rende, 87036, IT)
BRUNO, Pasquale Francesco (Via Mosca 21, Rende, 87036, IT)
Application Number:
IB2017/057294
Publication Date:
May 31, 2018
Filing Date:
November 21, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
COSIMO, Vincenzo Alfonso (Via Marconi 42, Rende, 87036, IT)
BRUNO, Pasquale Francesco (Via Mosca 21, Rende, 87036, IT)
International Classes:
A63B63/00; A63B47/00; A63B63/08; A63B65/06; A63B67/08; A63B69/00; A63B69/20; A63B69/34; A63B71/02
Foreign References:
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US20080067751A12008-03-20
DE3239249A11984-04-26
CH706522A22013-11-15
DE202010014833U12011-01-05
US20140057742A12014-02-27
DE202013000301U12013-03-05
FR2694704A11994-02-18
CN103816653A2014-05-28
US8900074B12014-12-02
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
AVV. FEDERICA SCORZA - STUDIO RUBINO SRL (Via L. Della Valle 84, Catanzaro, 88100, IT)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique comprising:

- a lower fixed frame (101) comprising an inclined front portion (101a), a front wall (103) housed on the lower fixed frame (101), a rear wall (104) housed on the fixed frame (101), an upper wall (106) connected to the lower fixed frame (101) and suspended balls (111); and

- an upper movable frame (105) connected to the lower fixed frame (101) housing said upper wall (106);

characterized in that the front wall (103) is housed in the front portion (101a) and inclined in an adjustable manner and the upper wall (106) is inclined in an adjustable manner and comprises means (106a, 106b) for deviating the trajectory of an impacting ball.

2.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claim 1, characterized in comprising adjusting means (107) configured for adjusting the inclination of the upper wall (106)

3.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claims- 1, characterized in that the fixed frame (101) comprises a rear straight portion (101b) with respect to the ground configured to accommodate vertically the rear wall (104), a intermediate shelf (101c) and a lower shelf (lOld) inserted.

4.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claims 1 and 3, characterized in that it comprises a roller (112) disposed on a side of the lower shelf (lOld) and maintained by side supports (113) .

5. Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claim 1, characterized in comprising :

- a telescopic rod (108) interconnected to the upper movable frame (105) supporting the suspended balls (111);

- a supporting foldable element (109) coupled to a first end of the telescopic rod (108); and

- a removable basket (110) coupled to a second end of the telescopic rod (108) .

6.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claim 1, characterized in that the upper movable frame (105) is equipped, on the side in contact with the lower fixed frame (101), with a hinge element (105a) for connection to the lower fixed frame (101) and, on the opposite side, with side holes (105b) for housing the telescopic rod (108) .

7.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claim 1, characterized in that the adjusting means (107) are arranged posteriorly to the movable frame (105) and the upper wall (106) and are bound to the straight portion (101b) of the fixed frame (101) .

8.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claim 3, characterized in that an objects container (116) is placed in the intermediate shelf (101c) .

9.Multifunctional device (100) to facilitate football technique according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises wheels (102) connected to the lower portion of the lower fixed frame (101) .

Description:
DESCRIPTION

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The present invention relates to a multifunctional device to facilitate football technique.

In particular, the present invention relates to a multifunctional device to facilitate football technique, of the type used for the physical preparation and for the learning techniques and basic tactics.

As we know, football technique is the set of movements with or without the ball that are implemented during a game, in which the first objective is the possession of the ball, then the defense and again the possession of the ball. The basic technique consists of six basic steps: the domain of the ball; football of the ball; ball guide; reception (stop); head shot; line out.

The individual tactic or applied technique is, however, the practical application of the basic technique with the aim to perform useful and effective movement in time quota. It includes two stages: a) possession of the ball; b) not possessing the ball. The principles of technique used in ball possession are: cleavage; control and defense of the ball; passage; fake and dribbling; shot on goal. Instead the principles of the technique applied in the phase of non-possession of the ball are: location in the field; sprainting; interception; contrast; defense of the gate.

It is therefore clear that the teaching of these principles and the physical preparation of the athletes require the use of numerous individual equipment, for example, the shapes, the obstacles, the pins, the walls, little gates, etc.

However, although crucial, these equipments are functionally limited to a single basic teaching and training technique are also difficult to transport. In fact, every piece of equipment is specific for that basic principle to teach.

There aren't multi-functional devices easy to transport and able to allow coaches to teach athletes different principles using a single device.

Purpose of the present invention is to provide a multifunctional device to facilitate football technique, for the teaching of various basic principles and the physical preparation of the athletes, having, therefore, characteristics such as to overcome the limitations which still affect the equipment used in football in reference to the known technique.

According to the present invention, a multifunctional device to facilitate football technique is provided, as defined in claim 1.

For a better understanding of the present invention, a preferred embodiment is now described, purely by way of non-limiting example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

- Figure 1 shows a schematic three-dimensional view of a first embodiment of a multifunctional device to facilitate football technique, according to the invention;

- Figure 2 shows a schematic lateral view of the first embodiment of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique, according to the invention;

Figures 3a-3b show schematic three-dimensional perspective views of the first embodiment of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique, according to the invention;

Figures 4a-4b show respectively a bi-dimensional schematic frontal view and a three-dimensional schematic bottom view of the first embodiment of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique, according to the invention;

- Figures 5a-5c show schematic tridimensional views of the first embodiment of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique in its closed configuration, according to the invention.

With reference to Figures 1 and 2, a multifunctional device to facilitate football technique is shown, according to the invention.

More specifically, according to a first embodiment, with reference to figures 1 and 2, the multifunctional device 100 to facilitate football technique comprises: a lower fixed frame 101, wheels 102 connected to the lower portion of the fixed frame 101, a front wall 103 and a rear wall 104 housed on the fixed frame 101, a movable frame 105 connected to the fixed frame 101, a upper wall 106 accommodated in the movable frame 105, adjusting means 107 for connecting the movable frame 105 and the fixed frame 101, a telescopic rod 108 interconnected to the movable frame 105, a supporting foldable element 109 coupled to a first end of the telescopic rod 108 for suspended balls 111 and a basket 110 coupled to a second end of the telescopic rod 108. Advantageously according to the invention, the device 100 is transportable and can be moved by means of wheels 102.

According to an aspect of the invention, the frame 101 is provided with an inclined front portion 101a to accommodate the front wall 103, a rear straight portion 101b with respect to ground to vertically accommodate the rear wall 104, an intermediate shelf 101c and a lower shelf lOld inserted.

Advantageously according to the invention the front wall 103 is inclined and allows to return the ball kicked to stop, for example, chest, thigh, with the flat side of the foot, with the instep, with the sole of the foot, of head .

Advantageously according to the invention, the inclination of the front wall 103 is adjustable.

Advantageously according to the invention, the rear wall 104 allows to train to receive the ball with the same shot trajectory and, therefore, to pull and stop with the internal foot or flat foot, or with the neck of the foot, to pull from outside foot and to make the game change.

According to another aspect of the invention, the movable frame 105 is provided on the side in contact with the fixed frame 101, a hinge element 105a for connection to the fixed frame 101 and, on the opposite side to that of contact, of the side holes 105b within which the telescopic rod 108 can be inserted.

Advantageously according to the invention, the movable frame 105 is rotatable with respect to the frame 101, by means of the hinge element 105a.

According to an aspect of the invention, the adjusting means 107 are arranged posteriorly to the movable frame 105 and to the upper wall 106 and bound to the straight portion 101b of the frame 101.

Advantageously according to the invention, the adjusting means 107 allow for adjusting the inclination and clamping of the frame 105.

According to an aspect of the invention, the upper wall 106 comprises means 106a, 106b for deviating the trajectory of an impacting ball. In particular in particular the upper wall 106 comprises openings 106a, preferably positioned in correspondence of the four corners of the upper wall 106; a plurality of protrusions 106b and of covers of the openings not shown in the figure, to deviate the balls. Advantageously according to the invention, the openings 106a of the upper wall 106 are precision targets.

Advantageously according to the invention, portions produced making openings 106a, can be manually used by a coach to deviate a ball shot.

According to one aspect of the invention, the telescopic rod 108 is of the telescopic type.

According to one aspect of the invention, the supporting foldable element 109 is of foldable type.

According to one aspect of the invention, the basket 110 is removable.

According to an aspect of the invention, the basket 110 is foldable and removable.

Advantageously according to the invention, the basket 110 allows the athlete's training to the technique of the lineout and the improvement of coordination.

According to an aspect of the invention, the suspended balls 111 are dockable to the supporting foldable element 109 by means of ropes, as it is shown in Figures 3-5, to allow the athlete to shot from a certain height from the ground and to hit with his head.

According to an aspect of the invention, as best shown in Figures 3 and 4, a roller 112 is disposed on the lower shelf lOld from a side of the device 100 and is maintained by side supports 113, and on the other side, there is a medical ball 114 held in place by a subframe 115 connecting with the lower shelf lOld.

Advantageously according to the invention, the intermediate shelf 101c holds an objects' container 116.

Advantageously according to the invention, the subframe 115 and the side supports 113 are sliding and lockable on the lower shelf lOld.

According to an aspect of the invention, through the medical balloon 114 the athlete strengthens the muscle chains of the foot while the roller 112 strengthens the muscles of the neck of the foot, train balance precision and strengthens the limb.

According to an aspect of the invention the roller 112 is made in a soft material, as fabric, foam rubber or such. The roller 112, according to an aspect of the invention has in a support structure, a spring able to cushion an impact.

According to an aspect of the invention, the upper wall 106 is smooth.

In use, when the user takes the ball toward the upper wall 106, the presence of the protrusions 106b causes the same ball rebounds following trajectories not predictable a priori and, allowing, thus, the athlete (eg. Keeper) to train his reflections.

Advantageously according to the invention, the protrusions 106b allow the balloon to be unpredictable to deviate from the sloping wall, this would have the advantage of training the accuracy and reflections of goalkeepers and football players.

Also, thanks to the sloping arrangement of the upper wall 106, the athlete kicking the ball against this wall receives the ball itself with a different trajectory than the shot one. In this way, the athlete trains to stop the ball which comes from up, to receive the ball kneeling and to pull with the neck of the foot or from rebound.

In addition, the athlete may refine the weak foot.

Moreover, the openings 106a allow to teach and improve to kick the ball accurately and kick with the neck and with the inside of the foot.

The Figures 5a-5c show, however, the device 100 in its closed configuration, i.e. when not in use.

In particular, when the device 100 is not in use, the upper wall 106 disposed on the movable frame 105 can be folded on the front wall 103 by means of the hinge element 105a, the supporting foldable element 109 closed on itself and inserted inside the movable frame 105 by means of the hinge element 105a, the telescopic rod 108 disconnected from the supporting foldable element 109, the suspended balls 111 disconnected from the strings and inserted inside the object container 116, and finally the roller 112 and the medical ball 114 retracted within the frame 101.

Therefore, the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique allows the teaching of the different basic principles of football technique.

Advantageously according to the invention, the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique combines multiple functions into a single device that is also easily transportable, space-saving and complete for football workout.

Advantageously according to the invention, the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique allows to train four users simultaneously, one on each side of the device.

Another advantage of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique is the portability.

Another advantage of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique is the minimum space when not in use. Another advantage of the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique is to be useful for acrobatic workout technique, training to lift the ball from side to side of the field.

Finally, the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique is of low cost.

Finally, it is clear that the multifunctional device to facilitate football technique according to the invention described and illustrated herein can be subject to modifications and variations without thereby departing from the scope of the present invention, as defined in the appended claims.