How To Build A Soccer Goal
Everyone loves a professional soccer goal, but buying one can be expensive, which is why you should learn how to build a soccer goal. Although this isn't the easiest do it yourself project, it shouldn't take even a novice more than an afternoon to build.
To build a soccer goal, you will need
- Four ten foot sections of PVC pipe
- PVC pipe glue
- Deer Netting
- Pipe elbows and tees
- Tape measure
- Utility Scissors.
- Zip ties
- Start by deciding on the dimensions for the soccer goal. This all depends on how professional you want your goal to be, but a good rule of thumb is to make a four foot by five foot post.
- With the help of a tape measure and marker, use the hacksaw to divide your PVC pipes so that you are left with two five foot sections and two four foot sections. Continue dividing the pipes until you have an additional four three foot sections and four one foot sections. These are all the pieces you will require to assemble the frame, and you will have some extra in case you make a mistake with the hacksaw.
- Now use the sandpaper to smoothen out the edges of the PVC pipes. This will prevent you from cutting yourself, and will make it easier for the pipes to fit into one another.
- Now start by building the base of the soccer goal. To make the corners, attach a three foot pipe to a one foot pipe using an elbow, and then add tees to the other ends, which should be connected using a three foot section. Remember that every piece has to be glued together using the PVC pipe glue.
- For the top of the soccer goal, repeat step four. The only difference is that at the elbows, you should attach one foot sections to four foot sections, rather than attaching one foot sections to three foot sections.
- Now you will need to connect the base to the top. Attach elbows to the smaller sides of the base, ensuring that they face upwards. Now, insert the four foot sections into the elbows of the top sections, which will give you an L shaped goal frame. Use a five foot frame to connect the top and bottom sections together at the tees.
- You will not need to make the net. Spread deer netting over the back of your goal post. Allow it to have some slack, so that it can take tension from when a ball hits it. Use utility scissors to cut any excess netting you don't need.
- Wrap the netting firmly around the soccer goal, and use zip lines every few inches to secure it to the frame. Use scissors to cut off any extra netting to make it look as neat as possible.