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The sleeves can be placed either before or after the sod is put down. Whether it’s better to put them in before the sod or after the sod depends on several factors.

If putting the sleeves in place BEFORE the sod is put down you will need to;

1.)  Be able to correctly estimate the finished height of the field when the sod is in place to put the sleeves the proper distance into the ground so that the goal post will be the proper height. Our semi-permanent soccer goals come with an adjustable collar so you have some room to adjust the height of the goal posts. For example, if you estimate the finished height to be 8’-0” and it is really 7’-10”, then you could adjust collar location on the goal post to achieve a finished height of 8’-0”.  However, if you estimated the finished height to be 8’-0” and it ends up being 8’-2”, then you could not adjust the finished height down to 8’-0”. The collar would not be of use because it functions to hold the goal post up, i.e., the goal post cannot be lowered farther down into the ground sleeves because it would “bottom out”. 

 2.) The tops of the ground sleeves for the goal posts will be exposed above the ground if they are installed prior to the sod. You will need to be certain that those working on the field will be careful to avoid the exposed sleeves so that they don’t crush them with equipment or damage them in some other way. 

 If putting the sleeves in place AFTER the sod is put down the goal post height should not be an issue as long as the finished height is established correctly.  However, you will need to be aware:

1.) The sod may have to be repaired in the area where the foundations and sleeves were installed.

A zinc primer is a spray on coating that goes on before the powder-coating finish. Zinc rich primers are unique from regular primers because they contain zinc which has highly sacrificial anodic properties. High concentrations of zinc dust act sacrificially when in direct contact with steel by providing cathodic protection and galvanizing properties. Simply put, the zinc primer provides a secondary layer of protection. This is an extra measure to help prevent any corrosion that the typical powder coating (without a zinc primer) may not provide during ordinary conditions over time. However, because zinc primer isa spray on coating, it can be scratched or nicked just like paint.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection.

A powder coated finish provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can and are more resistant to impact, moisture, ultraviolet light, and weather which reduces the possibility of scratches, corrosion and fading. Our powder coating finish utilizes a process of “dry” painting or coating a metal part with a polyester resin. This polyester resin is in a dry powder form that is applied to the metal parts of our equipment using a spray gun. The spray gun applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles which causes them to be attracted to the electrically grounded metal parts as it is sprayed. After the application ofthe powder coating, our equipment parts enter a curing oven where the powder is “baked” or melted to form a thin film coating on the parts. After removing from the curing oven, the coating eventually cools and dries to form ahard, scratch-resistant shell on the equipment parts.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection

The process of hot-dip galvanizing results in a metallurgical bond between zinc and steel. It is the process of coating steel with zinc by immersing the steel in abath of molten zinc. The result of this process protects the steel from corrosion. Galvanized steel is widely used in applications where corrosion resistance is needed without the cost of stainless steel, and is considered superior in terms of cost and life-cycle. It is a more robust measure compared to the zinc primer. The galvanized coating could potentially be deeply scratched or nicked to expose a base layer of steel but this is much less likely to happen.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection.

A zinc primer is a spray-on coating that goes on before the powder-coating finish.  Zinc-rich primers are unique from regular primers because they contain zinc which has highly sacrificial anodic properties.  High concentrations of zinc dust act sacrificially when in direct contact with steel by providing cathodic protection and galvanizing properties.  Simply put, the zinc primer provides a secondary layer of protection.  This is an extra measure to help prevent any corrosion that the typical powder coating (without a zinc primer) may not provide during ordinary conditions over time.  However, because zinc primer is a spray-on coating, it can be scratched or nicked just like paint.

The process of hot-dip galvanizing results in a metallurgical bond between zinc and steel.  It is the process of coating steel with zinc by immersing the steel in a bath of molten zinc.  The result of this process protects the steel from corrosion. Galvanized steel is widely used in applications where corrosion resistance is needed without the cost of stainless steel, and is considered superior in terms of cost and life-cycle.  It is a more robust measure compared to the zinc primer.  The galvanized coating could potentially be deeply scratched or nicked to expose a base layer of steel but this is much less likely to happen.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection.

 

A low-rise bleacher is a bleacher with the first row of the bleacher being less than 12” from the ground. If this is the case, more than likely, adults will have a difficult time sitting in the first row as it will be too low to the ground for them. It will get used more as a step then it will for a seat. As a result, if you purchase a low-rise bleacher you may not want to count the first row into your total number of spectator seats.

There are multiple materials that can be used for gym dividers. The most common are;

    • Netting
    • Flex mesh
    • Snyder mesh
    • Vinyl
    • Combination of vinyl and flex mesh
    • Combination of vinyl and Snyder mesh

Which material is best for your project will be determined by your budget, what the curtain will be used for, whether or not you want people to see through the curtain, how you want your curtain to look, and what type of structure your facility has to hang the curtain. We’ll be happy to discuss your options with you and help you decide which material is best for your situation. Call us at 800-594-5125 8am-5pm CST M-F or contact us by email.

A box-style soccer goal is a goal that has equal back-depth on the top and the bottom of the goal. For example a soccer goal with a height of 8′, a width of 24′ a top back-depth of 6′ and bottom back-depth of 6′ would be a box-style soccer. Whereas another popular size goal with a height of 8′, a width of 24′ a top back-depth of 3′ and bottom back-depth of 8′ would not be.

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Keeper Goals, 12400 W. Silver Spring Dr., Butler, WI 53007

Residential deliveries, lift gate request, and phone request to schedule a delivery appointment may occur additional charges. School/Non-Commercial deliveries and deliveries to athletic fields may incur additional charges.

Yes. All custom work must be pre-paid and is non-returnable.

We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Prices are subject to change without notice. All orders are subject to credit approval. Payments on approved accounts are due 30 days from invoice date. All past due accounts are subject to a 1 1/2% per month (18% per year) interest charge and collection cost.

All orders without credit approval must be prepaid. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express at the time of order and will be billed as soon as order ships.

All returns must be authorized, and return-freight prepaid by the customer. All returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Custom orders are not refundable.

On all M88w goals the height of wheel takes into account the height of the goals – so a 8 x 24 goal is 8’ from ground up- the wheels on these goals always stay attached. The slide comes down in front to take up the room. (See pictures on web site and You tube video on moving them.)

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The key factors to consider when determining this are:

A) What age groups will be using the goals?

  • You will want goals that use 8’ h x 24’ wide goals
  • For kids 12 and younger playing 8v8, 5v5, or 3v3 you will want smaller goals

B) Will the goals stay in place after the event is over to be used for the future? And Do you want the goals to meet USYSA, FIFA, NFHS, NCAA regulations?

  • If leaving goals in place after event and you want official goals that can be used for future events we recommend the MAL or Elite 4” round soccer goals (8×24). However, if you don’t need to meet NFHS then we recommend MSG 3’ round
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  • If just for a one time event then we recommend 2” aluminum goals SGE2-824 or #PSGE2-824-BB (with back stays) OR Bow Nets
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  • If keeping the shooting goal in one area we recommend Economy Flat Soccer Shooting Goal (Ask for model ##EFSG-2-824, #EFSG-2-618, or #EFSG-2-49). These shooting goals are also great for breaking down into small pieces for storage.
  • If looking for a shooting goal you want to breakdown and easily transport in a car then we recommend the FFIT Soccer shooting Goal
  • If looking for a shooting goal in your back yard we recommend one of our Soccer Rebounder Goals (Ask for Model #SGR-612, #SGR-6618, or #SGR-Custom)
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It is time-consuming to weld connectors and string cable. We feel it is worth the time to create an easier product for our customer.

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No net attachment system is perfect. We believe our cable, clip attachment system is the best available. This system has two advantages over other systems. First, the clips secure to cables that remain attached to the goal; attached clips mean less daily preparation for putting up the net. Second, in this system the stress is on the cable as opposed to the net or the clips. The clips move on the cable, which also alleviates stress, thus prolonging the life of both the net and clips.

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No. All of our full size goals have crossbars that are a single piece; therefore the crossbar cannot be broken down. We make full size goals that are to be left on site; in doing so, we maintain the safest soccer goals possible. We do manufacture/distribute several types of small-sided goals, some of which can be easily transported. We also carry a 8′ x 24′ shooting goal that breaks down into 4 ft. sections. This can be easily transported. However, it is not to be used for competition.

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Only adults should move goals. Wheeled goals are the easiest and safest option and help prolong the life of the goal.

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Keeper Goals recommends the use of duckbill ground anchors to properly anchor soccer goals to meet ASTM guidelines.

Sandbags and weights may be used but are simply not as reliable as anchoring or locking goals. Please be advised that anchor weights and sandbags can be easily moved off the goals. The anchor weights or sandbags should remain fastened to the goal at all times and should be monitored as such to ensure the safety of those using the goals. If using anchor weights or sandbags to anchor your goals please obtain information from the goal manufacturer regarding how much weight is needed for your goals to meet ASTM guidelines.

In unison with the use of weights or sandbags we suggest locking goals face to face when they are not in use or securing them to objects so that they cannot be moved.

 

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All movable soccer goals should be secured or anchored. Keeper Goals recommends the use of duckbill ground anchors to properly anchor soccer goals to meet ASTM guidelines.

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Light goals, when tipped, can still cause serious injury. The design of the goal, and proper anchoring of the goal, plays a greater role than the weight of the goal. Goals anchored correctly dramatically improve safety – our number one concern.

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While Keeper Goals products are built for longevity – all products break down in time. Here are some tips for making certain your Keeper Goal product lasts:

  • Re-apply paint to bare metal spots annually to protect the goal from the elements.
  • Be prepared to re-paint the goal at some point in its life span.
  • Move soccer goals with wheels instead of tipping, dragging or lifting them. This helps alleviate stress on the framework and joints.
  • Expect that net attachments will need to be replaced.
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Keeper Goals recommends the use of duckbill ground anchors to properly anchor soccer goals to meet ASTM guidelines.

Category: Soccer