I am working on a project to measure (approximate) the distance traveled by a football kicked into a training net. The idea that someone kicks a football (foam football stuffed with a bunch of sensors) into a training net and based on the data collected in the first couple of seconds (before the football hits the net), I can approximate footballs path in real life (while making assumptions about wind, etc). This is just for a game application, not for scientific measurements.
Could I take other measurements to make this work? Could I use an ultrasonic distance measurement for this? Would really appreciate any help or tips!