With 500,000 pairs of full size official regulation, portable, moveable, collapsible or no tip soccer goals in the United States Soccer goal safety is critical as each portable soccer goal poses the risk of accidentally tipping over and causing thousands of injuries and dozens of deaths. And the stark reality is that coaches, administrators, and game officials are personally responsible for the safe use of these soccer goals during competition and the safe movement and storage of these goals when not in use. When taken seriously, this is a daunting task since portable soccer goals that are 8’ high and 24’ wide and weigh hundreds of pounds are inherently unsafe and impossible to safely move.
Although for years the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued many soccer goal safety suggestions, unfortunately, most of their recommendations are either ineffective or ignored by the end users responsible for the safety and stability of the soccer goals on the fields and playgrounds. And, despite all these efforts, the reality is that lightweight goals will continue to blow over in the wind; players will hang from the crossbars; kids will climb up on the nets; and the unsupervised use of soccer goals will continue to create dangerous problems for the industry.
The pioneers of lightweight carbon fiber volleyball systems, have revolutionized the soccer goal industry with the introduction of a patent pending, simple but highly effective design. Safe Soccer Goals uses sand-filled polyethylene rear rollers that provide the proper ballast that virtually eliminates the possibility of dangerous accidental tip-overs.