During the 1970′s and 80′s the sport of soccer exploded in the US prompted by Title IX legislation and a general increased interest in the sport of soccer. High schools and colleges added soccer to their sports programs and youth soccer exploded on the scene. All this soccer activity required soccer equipment including very large, [...]Continue Reading →
January 2012 Newton Grove, NC
“A third grader died Sunday after a soccer goal fell on his head in Sampson County at 607 Mt. Olive Dr, Newton Grove.
Maria Escalera says her son, Juan Escalera, 9, was visiting his cousins and decided to play soccer after church.
“My husband said that it happened in [...]Continue Reading →
In response to recent soccer goal accidents and deaths several states have initiated new laws that further mandate or encourage the following of the recommendations of CPSC that were put in place in 1999. In Arkansas the law requires that all soccer goals on public and school fields be anchored [...]Continue Reading →
Another tragic soccer goal death was reported in Bentonville, AR in January 2011 when 9 -year-old Jonathan Nelson died when a portable soccer goal fell on him at the Elm Tree Elementary School. The fourth grader was playing with other school children when the unanchored goal tipped over. Officials were uncertain about how the accident [...]Continue Reading →
Anchoredforsafety.org, an organization that seeks to educate players, coaches and the general public about the dangers of improperly securing soccer goals, has a list of fatalities and injuries as a result of soccer goals unsuspectingly tipping over. It is a sobering reminder of [...]Continue Reading →
UMA – A fourth-grader at a San Luis elementary school has been killed by a portable soccer goal that fell on him and another student.
The second boy was being treated for a non-life threatening head injury.
Authorities say the incident happened Thursday morning on the playground at Rio [...]Continue Reading →