How To Make A Small Soccer Goal
If you have a child who loves soccer, you should find out how to make a small soccer goal that you can put in your backyard. Your child can get more practice by having his/her own goal at home and you won't have to take your child to a park to play often, which can save you some time. It is not difficult to make a small soccer goal, but you will have to dedicate some time and effort if you want to do the job right.
Things you may need:
- PVC pipe
- Measuring tape
- Zip ties
- Go to a home improvement store to purchase the materials. Decide how big you want the goal to be and buy the appropriate amount of PVC piping. To allow yourself some margin for error, it is a good idea to buy more PVC than you actually need. Buy some glue that works on PVC pipe, as well as a netting material to use for the back of the goal.
- Cut the PVC pipe into the lengths you need to make a small soccer goal. You need a crossbar, two vertical posts for the front sides of the goal, two small base pieces that run behind the vertical posts to a large base piece that is the same size as the crossbar, and two diagonal braces that run from the crossbar down to the main base PVC pipe.
- Once you have the pieces cut, fit them together and apply the glue. Apply the glue to the ends of the PVC and use an elbow piece of PVC to slide the goal together. Let the glue dry as indicated on the container.
- Cut the netting to the appropriate size using scissors. Leave a few extra inches of net so you can wrap it around the PVC pipe before you secure it. Once you have the net around the pipe, use zip ties every six inches to fasten the netting in place. When you make a small soccer goal, be sure to leave the net a bit loose so the soccer ball does not bounce straight back once it hits the net.
- Cut the excess netting to finish the job. You may also want to trim the zip ties with scissors. Take the small soccer goal out to the backyard and let your child test it to see if he/she likes your creation. If you have enough space in your yard, make a second goal so your child can have friends over to play some small-sided short field games.