How Does Your Region Secure its Goalposts?
Play it Safe
would like to remind all AYSO Safety Directors of the importance of safely securing all movable soccer goals while not in use. The majority of goal-safety incidents happen when goals are left unsecured and unattended (researched by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC]).
When goalposts are not in use, AYSO recommends that they are disassembled, if possible. If this is not possible, be sure to lock goals to a fixed structure (such as a fence) or lock them together, face to face. See examples of locking goals here
. For guidance on how to secure goals while they are in use, please refer to your AYSO Safety Director manual.
If your Region is located in Illinois, Arkansas, or Wisconsin, be advised that legislation has been passed in these states that requires movable soccer goals to meet CPSC guidelines.
What kind of goals does your Region use? How does your Region store its goals? Send us an email with info on your Region's goal safety practices
, and you'll be entered to win an AYSO prize!
Also, read 7 Tips to Ensure Goal Post Safety.
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