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# How To Build An Indoor Soccer Goal

By: Nick Blair

Break Studios Contributing Writer

If you are interested in playing ,occer, then one of the things you will need to know how to do is build an indoor soccer goal. There are many benefits to building your own soccer goal, the most obvious being that you can save a good amount of money. Doing so will also give you a little bit of pride in knowing you made your own soccer goal!

What you will need:

• Long pieces of PVC pipe
• (6) curved corner joints
• (4) 3 way joints
• Net
• Hacksaw
• Zip ties
1. The first thing you will want to do to build your indoor soccer goal is cut your PVC pipe. The best thing to do is figuring out how big of a goal you would like. For little children, you want a smaller goal, but if it is for you or a young adult, then you will want a slightly bigger goal. Just cut about what feels right, and make sure you make the height slightly bigger than the width of the goal to keep it steady.
2. Measure for the pipe pieces that will connect the bottom of the indoor soccer goal. The best way to do this is to use the Pythagoras Theorem; A^2+B^2=C^2 . So for example, if you have a five foot by four foot goal, then you want to do (5*5)+(4*4)=36 and then  find the square root of 36 which is six. Therefore, the two connect pieces of pipe should be slightly larger than six feet to accommodate for an abnormalities!
3. Connect all of your PVC pipes by the joints. A good place to start is at the bottom by first putting the bottom piece through two three way pieces and a corner joint on each end. Then connect the bottom sides to the curved joints you connect on the bottom PVC pipe and place curved joints on the unused end of these pieces. Attach that end of these pieces to the standing pieces and place curved joints on the ends of those. Now place two more three way joints on this top piece of the indoor soccer goal and connect it to the curved joints on both standing pieces. Then connect the connecting joints to the top and bottom pieces of the indoor soccer goal using the three way joints you place earlier.
4. Glue all of the pieces once you have them connected correctly on the indoor soccer goal. The best course of action is to give each piece glue at the same time so you don’t have any problems trying to move the pieces around due to them already being glued.
5. Connect the net to the indoor soccer goal using the zip ties. Be sure to but about five ties on the top and bottom pipes of the indoor soccer goal, three or four on each side and five on the connecting pieces going down the middle of the soccer goal!
Posted on: Oct. 25, 2010