What’s the most preventable injury in soccer? Falling soccer goals that weren’t properly anchored are the # 1 cause of preventable injuries. If you want to move a goal, please don’t!!! Most casual users of the fields and equipment used by WWPSA don’t realize that large goals are extremely heavy and can cause serious injury or death if the goal isn’t properly anchored and falls on a player. Before you think that you can simply replace anchors by hand, please be aware that our Facilities personnel use sledgehammers to keep some anchors firmly in the ground.
How many pounds of force do you think it takes to bring down a 400-pound goal? Only 22 pounds of force is needed to bring down a full-sized goal that can seriously injure or kill anyone caught underneath. So when you see kids climbing on a soccer goal net or bars, please take charge and get them down immediately before someone gets hurt.
Want to learn more about soccer goal safety? Here are some resources to give you a better perspective:
Click here for WWPSA’s Soccer Goal Safety Policy or click here to return to the WWPSA Home Page.