GOAL SAFETY

Attention Coaches & Parents

"A safe soccer season does not happen by chance.  It happens by choice."  Help keep our players safe. 

  • ·         Instruct players on the potential dangers associated with movable or portable goals.
  • ·         Always inspect goals before each match or practice.
  • ·         Insure goals are safely anchored to the ground. (see anchor styles below)
  • ·         Insure there are no sharp objects in goal area.
  • ·         Insure nets are secure.
  • ·         Insure goals are free of defects.
  • ·         Never allow anyone to climb or hang on goals.
  • ·         Always use extreme caution when moving goals.
  • ·         When goals are not in use, always chain and lock goals up against a fence post or secure object so that goals cannot fall over. Nets should be removed.
     

Styles of Goal Anchors

Auger-style anchors that are screwed into the ground. Semi-permanent anchors, which require a permanently secured base buried underground with the use of tethers or bolts to secure the goal. Peg, stake or J-hook style anchors that are driven into the ground. Sandbags or counterweights for indoor facilities.

Sponsors & Affiliates

Minnesota Youth Soccer Association

MN United FC

US Youth Soccer

Challenger Sports Camp

Coerver

Andover Community Center

The Sanneh Foundation

Dick's Sporting Goods