Soccer Goal Safety
Keeper Goals Takes Soccer Goal Safety Seriously
Keeper Goals has 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.
Keeper Goals recommends duckbill anchors to secure movable soccer goals.
The Issue of Soccer Goal Safety:
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “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 Makes Soccer Goals By Keeper Goals 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 equal. At Keeper Goals, we use high-performance materials that are stronger and thicker than those used by most of our competitors. The result: Our goals can sustain more abuse, without deforming as compared to those goals made out of less expensive materials.
Keeper Goals sells a variety of stake and anchors to suit your specific needs. Keeper Goals recommends duckbill anchors to secure movable soccer goals.
*U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report on Soccer Goal Guidelines, Jan., 1995.
Here are links to some important safety links and documents:
Learn more about ASTM regulations pertaining to movable soccer goals of various weights.