How to Make a Wooden Soccer Goal

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A soccer field does not require much equipment. The most important piece is the goal. One goal is placed at the end of each side of the field and teams try to kick the ball into the goal to score points. A soccer goal is a standard size and all that matters is that the opening to kick the ball in is of that standard size. Posts can be made of many materials and netting is not required.

Set the Dimensions

Measure the width of the field and make a mark at the exact center. A regulation soccer goal is 24 ft. wide, according to ExpertFootball.com, so make marks 12 ft. away from the center on each side.

Connect two 8-foot long pieces to the ends of a 24-foot piece twice, and make on a rectangle with an extra 24-foot piece on the bottom. Connect the two rectangular frames with the 2-foot pieces, on top and bottom.

Set the completed goal frame's corners on the marks made 12 feet from the middle of the field.

Make it a Goal

Hammer horseshoe nails into the frame's corners and the middle of each piece of wood, with strands of the net inside the confines of the nail. The net should prevent any ball kicked into the goal from getting through. You will need a ladder to get high enough to do the top nails.

Paint the frames of the goal with white paint to make the posts more visible to players and spectators.

Anchor the net to the playing surface with heavy objects that prevent the goal from moving when players collide with it.

Tips

Purchase wood treated with chemicals to prevent bugs from weakening the goal's frame. Buy nets of bright neon colors to make the goals stand out more than ones with white nets.

Warnings

Measure carefully and make certain that all connections are flush. The integrity of the game depends on nets of standard size. Use caution when climbing a ladder.

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