Most people would agree that there is no shortage of places you can go to find something to buy. There is also a great number of features you want to consider. When looking for great soccer goals this is true also. Soccer is a sport that is growing in leaps and bounds and with so many kids, and adults, getting involved in the sport it’s not hard to find just the right goal for you.
Only you cam determine what you consider ‘great’. It’s all about what you need and want. If you don’t have much room in your backyard, and/ or you do most of your playing at the local park, you’ll most likely want to invest in one of the many portable models available.
These goals can be small enough to fit in your trunk. They can be folded up so they are no more than 1″ tall. Most of the portable goals come with carrying cases and anchoring systems to keep them in the ground. You also don’t have to sacrifice size for portability. Many companies make portable goals that are 7′ wide.
If you would prefer to set up your own mini soccer stadium in the backyard, and you have plenty of room, you’ll probably want to get a bigger, more permanent style goal. You may even want to get a pair of goals. You can get full sized regulation goals and just about anything in between.
These goals can be permanently mounted (actually cemented into the ground). Or you can leave them anchored in with stakes so you can move them when you need to cut the grass. It’s totally up to you and your budget.
Another consideration is the quality of the net. Net’s are made out of a nylon style fabric that comes in several widths. The wider the cord the more durable the net. It will also cost more if you opt for the wider cord.
The size of the squares in the net is also a consideration. Again, the bigger the mesh, squares, the less expensive the net will be but it will also be less durable.
If you want to save some money, you can even easily make your own goal. With simple things like PVC pipe or wood, you can fashion a great soccer goal. Add a little foam to the uprights and you’ve got a safe place for your kids to become the soccer stars of tomorrow.
Another thing to consider is the rebound soccer goals. These goals are made to rebound the ball whenever it is kicked into the net. These goals are obviously used mostly for practice. It’s a great way to practice trapping or kicking skills. It’s also pretty fun which means that you’re kids will be more likely to practice longer.
Whether you’re just getting involved with soccer, or you’ve been an avid player for a long time and just decided it’s time to invest in your own goals, finding great soccer goals is really just a matter of figuring out what you think is great. Focus in on your needs, budget, and size restrictions and spend some time online. You’ve got a lot to choose from, have fun.