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Instructions for Safe Goal
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Safety Tips

During Practice or Play:
  • Always instruct players on the potential dangers associated with movable soccer goals.
  • Movable soccer goals should only be used on level (flat) fields.
  • Soccer goals - especially movable goals - must be securely anchored or counterweighted at ALL times.
  • Check the structural integrity and proper connecting hardware BEFORE EVERY USE.
  • Replace damaged or missing parts immediately.
  • NEVER allow anyone - especially children - to climb on the net or goal framework.
  • Ensure safety/warning labels are present and clearly visible (placed under the crossbar and on the sides of the down-posts at eye level).

When Moving or Storing Goals:
  • Children should NEVER be allowed to move soccer goals.
  • Adults must always exercise extreme caution when moving goals, allowing adequate manpower.
  • Remove nets when goals are not in use.
  • Fully disassemble goals for seasonal storage.
  • For storage:
    • Chain one goal to another, to itself in a folded down position, or to nearby fence posts, dugouts, or other similar sturdy fixture.
    • Ideally, store movable soccer goals where children WILL NOT have access to them.

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AFS is an initiative of the Zachary Tran Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing youth access to worthwhile educational, athletic and artistic activities, and advancing the education of the general public on the dangers of unanchored soccer goals and promoting overall soccer goal safety. Click here for legal disclaimers.