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Risk Management Goal Safety


Goals must be anchored or sandbagged, Parents must check
Do not allow your child to climb on goals.  Do not allow your children to move goals.





Each Goal must be anchored or sandbagged before you allow your children to play soccer.  There are extra sandbags near each of the three Paint sheds.  There have been at least 34 USA deaths associated with soccer goals since 1979.  Always secure goals in ground.  Never climb on goals.  Many of these deaths and injuries happen when children are moving goals.

Portable Soccer Goal Crushes 10 year Old Texas Boy

A 10 year old male suffered a fatal injury to the head when a soccer goal fell onto him. The victim and 2 friends were playing around and climbing onto the goal. The victim was climbing on the inside netting when his foot became caught approximately one foot from the ground. While trying to free it, the goal fell forward, landing on his head. The goal was not properly secured, non-official size and no warning labels were attached. Estimated weight: 400 lbs.
Humble, Texas,  September 4, 1993

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