Soccer goal safety

Soccer Goal Safety

Keeping you and your athletes safe is our goal

Why is it important?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Report on Soccer Goal Guidelines, January, 1995,

“There are approximately 225,000 to 500,000 soccer goals in the United States. Many of these soccer goals are unsafe because they are unstable and are either unanchored or not properly anchored or counter-balanced. These movable soccer goals pose an unnecessary risk of tip-over to children who climb on goals (or nets) or hang from the crossbar.”

Misuse of soccer goals has resulted in serious injury and death. Most injuries occur when there is no adult supervision. Wind, sloped surfaces, and people hanging from a goal can all cause a soccer goal to tip over. Any freestanding goal that is not anchored into the ground can be tipped over if enough people hang from the goal. We believe education is the key component to ensuring that the field you are playing on is safe.

What safety standards do soccer goals need to comply with?

Soccer goals need to comply with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). The current standard regarding movable soccer goals is ASTM F2950-14. This standard applies to all soccer goals with a total weight greater than 40 lbs regardless of the size/dimensions of the goal. This standard specifies safety and performance requirements intended to provide safer soccer goals and thereby reduce injuries and fatalities.

“There are approximately 225,000 to 500,000 soccer goals in the United States. Many of these soccer goals are unsafe because they are unstable and are either unanchored or not properly anchored or counter-balanced.”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Report on Soccer Goal Guidelines

Safety is our goal and Keeper Goals have been actively involved in drawing awareness to the issue of soccer goal safety since the early 1990’s. In 1995, Keeper Goals helped draft the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Guidelines For Movable Soccer Goals. Keeper Goals continues to play an active role in soccer goal safety by designing and building safer goals, educating consumers on the need for goal safety, working to provide the best anchor options available for every situation and distributing and selling warning labels for movable soccer goals.

What makes soccer goals by on safer?

Keeper Goals recognized the need for safe soccer goals early on and we take the need for soccer goal safety seriously. Soccer goal safety rules vary from area to area. All rules state that at a minimum, movable goals must be anchored or secured. Many of the soccer goals manufactured by Keeper Goals meet ASTM safety and performance specs when secured properly.

Though many soccer goals look the same they are not all created equally. At Keeper Goals, we offer a wide range of goals including several lines of goals made from high-performance materials that are stronger and thicker than the materials typically used by many of our competitors. The result: We offer goals that can sustain more abuse, without degenerating compared to those goals made out of less expensive materials.

What we recommend

If your goal is not permanently sleeved into the ground, we recommend duckbill anchors to secure movable soccer goals. Duckbill anchors can be used on both grass and artificial turf fields and allow movable goals to be chained and locked in place to prevent unwanted moving of goals while at the same time securing them from tipping. For information on duckbill anchor kits and other safety products visit Keeper Goals.


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