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Everything You Need To Convert A Tennis Court Into A Futsal Facility

Everything You Need To Convert A Tennis Court Into A Futsal Facility Video

Summary of the video

Tennis Court Converted Into A Futsal Facility

Looking to convert a tennis court into a futsal facility? 
Keeper Goals can provide you with the equipment you need! (except flooring)

  • Goals
  • Nets
  • Padding
  • Bleachers
  • Benches
  • Windscreen

Goals & Nets

Custom Yellow Futsal Goal

  • Huge variety of goals to choose from
  • Custom goals and nets available
  • Our most popular goals are made from a 2″ square aluminum with push-button assembly
  • Custom paint to coordinate with your team’s color!
  • Bleachers & Benches
    • Our most popular bleachers include a 3 row “tip & roll” bleacher that provides mobility and easy storage

      3 Row “Tip & Roll” Bleacher

    • We offer a variety of team benches in different sizes and materials

      Free Standing Players Bench With A Back Rest

    • The materials include: Wood, aluminum and steel
  • Windscreen

Windscreen With Custom Team Name & Logo

 

  • We offer a variety of colors to choose from
  • Customize your windscreen with your organization’s name & logo
  • To receive a quote please send us your artwork in vector format, (.ia or .eps)

 

Everything You Need To Turn Your Indoor Facility Into A Futsal Court

Keeper Goals provides everything you need to turn your indoor facility into a futsal court!

Summary of the video

Thinking about turning your indoor facility into a futsal court? Keeper Goals can help make your space safe and efficient with divider curtains, futsal goals, nets and wall/pole protective padding!

Divider Curtains

Budget Track Curtain Divider

  • We offer a variety of divider curtains based on your specific needs and budget
  • The materials used to make the curtains are vinyl and flex mesh
  • Vinyl mesh is available in a variety of colors
  • Flex mesh is used for greater visibility

Protective Padding

Red protective pole pad with custom Chicago Fire logo.

Pole Pad with Custom Logo

  • We provide protective padding for posts, fences, walls and railings.
  • Customize your padding with your organizations name and/or colors
  • To receive a quote, please send us your artwork in vector format, (.ia or .eps).

Bleachers & Benches

3 Row Tip-And-Roll Bleachers

  • Our most popular bleachers include a 3 row “tip & roll” bleacher that provides mobility and easy storage
  • We offer a variety of team benches in different sizes and materials

Free Standing Players Bench With A Back Rest

  • The materials include: Wood, aluminum and steel

Futsal Goals

Round Aluminum Futsal Goal

  • Huge variety of goals to choose from
  • Custom goals and nets available
  • Our most popular goals are made from a 2″ square aluminum with push-button assembly
  • Custom paint to coordinate with your team’s color!

 

Indoor Protective Padding

Indoor Protective Padding Video

Summary of the Video

Indoor Wall, Post and Rail Padding
  • We can provide indoor padding for walls, posts, rails, floors, doors and fences.
  • Padding is made with vinyl that is resistant to rot, mildew, fungus and UV light.

Available in Custom Colors

  • Choose any color from our color card which is shown above.
  • Contact us for a sample of your chosen color.
  • We also offer custom colors upon request. Contact us at info@keepergoals.com for more information

Customize with Text & Logos

Custom Logo and Text

  • Customize your padding with your organization’s name and/or logo for a professional look
  • To receive a quote, please send us your artwork in vector format, (.ia or .eps.)

Pad Size and Shape

Pad Shape

  • Choose from three standard shapes: Flat pads, Corner Pads or Column Pads.
  • Column pads are available with three or four sides.
  • Padding for rails can be made to fit.
  • Custom shape pads are also available, please contact us at info@keepergoals.com for more information.
  • Pads are available in any size, height and width.
  • For flat pads please specify the height and width.
  • For corner pads, please specify the width of both the side and the height.
  • For column pads, please specify the width of all the sides and the height.
  • For Rail Pads, draw out railing with inside and outside measurements and provide the rail diameter.

Outdoor Protective Padding For Posts and Rails Video

Summary of the Video

Outdoor Post and Rail Padding

  • We offer protective padding on any type of goalpost, post or rail.
  • Padding panels are covered in vinyl that is resistant to rot, mildew, fungus and UV light.

Available in Custom Colors

Color Card

  • Choose any color from our color card which is shown in the above video.
  • Contact us for a sample of your chosen color.
  • We also offer custom colors upon request. Contact us at info@keepergoals.com for more information

Customize with Text & Logos

Pole Pad with Custom Logo

  • Customize your padding with your organization’s name and/or logo for a professional look
  • To receive a quote, please send us your artwork in vector format, (.ia or .eps.)

Pad Size and Shape

Pad Shape

  • Choose from four standard shapes: Flat Pads with backing, Flat Pads without backing that wrap around a pole, goalpost or rail, Corner Pads with backing and Column Pads with backing.
  • Column pads available with 3 or 4 sides.
  • Custom shape pads are also available, please contact us at info@keepergoals.com for more information.
  • Pads are available in any size, height and width.
  • For flat pads please specify the height and width.
  • For corner pads, please specify the width of both the side and the height.
  • For column pads, please specify the width of all the sides and the height.
  • For Rail pads, please draw out railing with inside and outside measurements and provide the rail diameter.

The ABC’s of Back-Up Netting

The ABC’s of Back-Up Netting (Video)

Summary of the Video

Net – The net is used as a “back up” system to keep balls in the area of play.

Net Mesh Size – Net mesh refers to the size of the squares or diamonds in the netting. The proper mesh size will depend on the sport you are playing.

  • Soccer, volleyball, football and basketball – 4” mesh
  • Baseball – 1 ¾” or 1 7/8” mesh
  • Lacrosse and hockey – 1 ½” or 1 3/16” mesh
  • Golf – 7/8” mesh

 

Net material strength – The strength of the material needed will depend on the size of the net and what it is being used for. We offer several different options based on the customers situation.

Grommets – This is an eyelet that is placed in a hole on the edge that the netting to prevent it from being torn. There is a snap hook in each grommet that is used to attach the net to the cable.

Rope binding on netting – This tape seals the edges of the net. It gives the netting its shape and allows it to be pulled tight by cables or ropes.

Posts – The posts hold up the netting.

  • Aluminum posts – These posts are used for portable netting systems. Aluminum is a lighter material that allows you to move the posts if needed.
  • Steel Posts – Steel is a heavier material that is used for a netting system that the user intends to keep in one spot. It will also hold up against high wind areas better than aluminum.

Zinc Plated “Budget” Pulley – The pulley is on the top on the pole and is attached to the upper corner of the net. When the cable is pulled through the pulley, it tightens the nets and pulls in towards the upper corner.

Halyard – This is a rope that creates tension in the net and helps to tighten the net

Rope Cleat – The Halyard Rope Wraps around the cleat after it is used to tighten the net.

Turnbuckle – This tightens the cable which ultimately keeps the net taut.

Bottom Steel Cable – This cable is on the bottom on the net and prevents the net from being damaged during grass cutting.

Eye-bolts – These bolts attach the pole to the cable.

Height Adjustment Collars – The collar is at the bottom of the pole and is a measuring point for how far to put the pole into the ground.

Hand Winch – The winch is attached the side of the posts and is used to crank the rope which will tighten the net and keep it taut.

Snap Hook Clips – These clips attach the end of the cable to the net attachment.

What Are The Most Popular 6′ X 4′ Soccer Goals?

What Are The Most Popular 6′ X 4′ Soccer Goals

 

Transcription of the Video

John – The most popular 6 x 4 goals going from the least expensive to the most expensive

include: 1. The Bownet 6 x 4 goal, which is a classical goal that fits into a bag. They can be carried

from site to site and can be put in the trunk of the car or the backseat of the car. 2. We have a

folding aluminum goal that folds flat so it is easy to store, transport and set up. 3. We have a

budget goal that is fully assembled and can’t be taken apart and it is also inexpensive. 4. We

have a one piece small-sided steel goal that is welded together, so it is extremely strong and

durable. This one has a cable-net attachment so it is easy to put the net on and take it off. It is

becoming more common for groups to look at the 3 and 4inch round aluminum goals with that

4 x 6 size. These are good for someone who wants them to have the look of a full size soccer

goal and we find those price-wise are a lot more expensive than most groups want to pay for 6 x

4 goals.

6′ X 4′ Soccer Goals

6′ X 4′ Video with John Moynihan

Summary of the video

  • Very popular size of goals
  • US soccer instituted this size for U8 and under

Who uses 6’ x 4’ soccer goals?

  • People use these goals for smaller tournaments and games
  • They are great for backyard usage
  •  Colleges and High Schools use them for small games and practices

What are some factors in deciding which 6’ x 4’ soccer goal is best for you?

  • How often are you going to move the goal?
  • Who is doing the moving?
  • Where are you going to store the goal?
  • What is your budget?
  • How long do you want them to last?

What are the most popular 6’ x 4’ Soccer Goals? (Least expensive to most expensive)

  • The Bownet – Collapsible goal that fits into a bag and can easily be moved from site to site.
  • Folding Aluminum Goal – This goal folds flat so it is easy to store and transport. It is also an easy set-up
  • Budget Goal – This goal is pre-assembled and can’t be taken apart. This is an inexpensive goal.
  • One-piece Small Sided Steel Goal – This goal is already welded together and is very strong and durable. This goal has a cable-net attachment which makes it easy to put the net on and take it off.
  • 3 or 4inch Round aluminum Goal – This goal is becoming more popular because it has the appearance of a full size goal but is only a 6’  X 4’ goal. It is strong and durable but is more expensive.

Transcription of the Video

John – 6′ x 4′ soccer goals have become a very popular sized soccer goals since US soccer

instituted that all U8 and under age groups must play with this size. We also find that people use

6 x 4 sizes for small-sided tournaments and games. It is a good size for people that have

backyards and colleges and high schools often use it for small-sided games and practices.

John – Factors that go into deciding what 6 x 4 goal makes the most sense for you comes down

to a few factors. 1. How often you are going to move your goal? 2. Whose doing the moving? 3.

Where are you going to store the goals? 4. What is your budget and how long do you expect the

goals to last.

John – The most popular 6 x 4 goals going from the least expensive to the most expensive

include: 1. The Bownet 6 x 4 goal, which is a classical goal that fits into a bag. They can be carried

from site to site and can be put in the trunk of the car or the backseat of the car. 2. We have a

folding aluminum goal that folds flat so it is easy to store, transport and set up. 3. We have a

budget goal that is fully assembled and can’t be taken apart and it is also inexpensive. 4. We

have a one piece small-sided steel goal that is welded together, so it is extremely strong and

durable. This one has a cable-net attachment so it is easy to put the net on and take it off. It is

becoming more common for groups to look at the 3 and 4inch round aluminum goals with that

4 x 6 size. These are good for someone who wants them to have the look of a full size soccer

goal and we find those price-wise are a lot more expensive than most groups want to pay for 6 x

4 goals.

Tension Divider Nets – John Moynihan (Keeper Goals)

Listen to full discussion with Keeper Goals owner, John Moynihan

Tension Divider Net

What are the advantages and uses of Tension Divider Nets?

Tension Divider Nets (Phantom Divider Nets)

  • A strong and flexible cable is put on top of the net and hangs between two walls with a pulley or winch system.

Tension Divider Net Winch System

  • Tension Divider Nets come in a variety of sizes you can pick from depending on what you want to use it for. Some popular heights are 10 ft, 12 ft, 15 ft or up to 25ft. Tension divider nets can be almost width depending on the structure it will hang on.
  • It works best for dividing an area for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey or volleyball. It can also be used for a batting cage for baseball or soccer. (Click on “batting cage” for a video)

Tension Divider Net Batting Cage

  • There will be some sag in the net, but that can be reduced by using a winch system.
  • It is cost effective and can be a fast and easy set up once you know how to do it.
  • Tension Divider Nets are easy to store and can be put away is something as small as a hamper or a roll away garbage can.

Tension Divider Net Hamper for storage

  • We recommend using netting for this system instead of a divider curtain or vinyl.
  • 4-inch netting is recommended for soccer, volleyball or basketball, while 2-inch netting is recommended for lacrosse or when younger kids are playing to avoid getting their feet tangled on the bottom of the net.

Transcription of the Audio

John – Another type of way to divide a court up is to use what we call a tension divider net or phantom divider net. These nets are hung between two points. They are normally hung between two walls with a pulley or winch system.  We actually put a cable on top of the net that is a high strength rope so it is flexible and can be moved. We then create tension in the net between those two points with the use of either Camlock, with the rope in a cleat, or with a winch on each wall. This is ideal when someone cannot have the net stored in the side of the building with a walk draw or do not have the money to do a motorized system to raise the net up.

JohnIt is very ideal for areas that just want a net at a certain height to divide for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey or volleyball. A lot of times these nets can be somewhere between 10 ft high, 12 ft high, 15 ft high or up to 25 ft high.  The good part is that you can pick the height that you need. There will be some sag in between the net from point to point, but that can be reduced by using a winch system. On those types of systems, we often see people take down the net when it is not being used and store in a hamper or something like a garbage can that could be rolled and stored in the closet. The advantage of this over motorized system is that it costs a lot less and it is fast and easy to set up for people once they know what to do.

John – On divider tension nets we recommend that you use netting and not a divider curtain or vinyl. The netting weight works where you can then hoist and lift it because there is a load that goes on each wall or off each ceiling joist that you are going to attach it to. We normally suggest people using 4 inch for soccer, volleyball or basketball and 1-1/2 inch for lacrosse or situations where the end line is close to people’s feet so kids’ feet do not get caught in a 4-inch mesh net.

Flat Shooting Goals – An Interview With Keeper Goals Owner John Moynihan

FFIT Shooting Goal

FFIT Shooting Goal

 

efsg-shooting-goal

EFSG Shooting Goal

Comparison of Two Types of Popular Flat Shooting Goals

What setting would you use a FFIT shooting goal in?

-Any place where a goal needs to be taken down and moved quickly

-Easily transported (Fits in car or trunk)

What setting would you use the EFSG shooting goal in?

-Ability to move in different places

-Heavier and more durable then the FFIT but still relatively easy to transport

What are some features of the FFIT?

-Breaks down into pieces and fits into a bag for transport

-Fit together so no tools are needed to set up

-Sledgehammer is needed to pound in steaks if ground is hard

-Very durable

-Easily transportable

-3-5 minutes to set up

-Option to have a weight and base for indoor or turf use

What are some features of the EFSG shooting goal?

-2-inch aluminum pieces

-More durable and heavy duty

-Few pieces to put together with push buttons

-Easy to assemble but stronger than other flat-sided goals on the market

-Sledgehammer needed to pound in stakes

-Option to have a weight and base for indoor or turf use

Transcription of Audio Question with John Moynihan

Cody – My name is Cody Johnson and I am here with John Moynihan the owner of Keeper Goals and this will be the first question in a series of Q&As.  John, you offer several types of flat shooting goals, tell us about two of your most popular the FFIT Shooting Goal and the EFSG Shooting Goal.  What setting would you use with that?

John – Well, these goals are used for people who want a frame to shoot at, but do not necessary need a goal with a back depth. The FFIT is mainly used for people that want the goal to be broken down and taken from place to place.  It can be transported in the car or in the trunk.  It breaks down into a 4 foot section.  The FSG is mainly used for people who want a frame at one site and can be moved around on that site easily. It is not something that is going to be taken to different sites each day.

Cody – Okay, and then if you could just talk about a couple of some of the best features of each of the goals.

John – One FFIT five phase shooting goal feature is that it can be broken down breaks into pieces that fit into a 4 foot bag. They all fit together without any tools needed to assemble the goal itself.  The only tool that might be needed is a sledge hammer if the ground is hard to get the stake into the base.  It is durable.  It is transportable and it is easy to set up, takes about 3 to 5 minutes to set up once someone knows what they are doing.

John – The EFSG is all 2-inch2 aluminum, very heavy duty.  It has a few pieces that you put together with push buttons so it is easy to assemble and it is strong, stronger than most of the other flat-sided goals that you will see in the market.  The only tool you need is a sledge hammer in order to pound in the ground if you are staking it into the ground. Both have an option to have a weight and base for indoor use or for turf.  We also have the flat base that you can add  sandbags to weight it down if you do not want to stake it in the ground.

Cody – Okay thank you very much John.  Again, this has been the first question in our series of Q&As with John.