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Subject: Why do soccer gloves help goalies catch balls?

Date: Mon Jan 7 17:47:41 2002
Posted by Brian
Grade level: 7-9 School: Quarry Lane
City: Pleasanton State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1010443661.Ph

Why do soccer gloves work to help goalies catch soccer balls?  Is it related to 
friction? Can I improve my ability to catch balls by changing the materials 
used in the gloves (rubber, leather, felt, etc.)?

Re: Why do soccer gloves help goalies catch balls?

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