Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PVC Pipe Soccer Goal

One year our niece wanted a soccer goal for Christmas, so my husband came up with this PVC pipe soccer goal. He purchased the PVC at Home Depot and bought some netting (he can't remember where he bought it or what kind of netting it was...sorry).  This really wasn't cheaper than what you can buy at the store, I think it cost $30 to make - but, if you make it yourself, you can make it whatever size you want.  Ours is bigger than its $30 store-bought counterpart.

He built the goal with the PVC, then cut the netting to fit and sewed cylinders to fit over the pipes.  One thing we discovered is that the netting should be longer in the back to give it plenty of slack...there should be a good amount of netting just laying on the ground to "catch" the ball.

The way we made it, the back responded like a spring board when the ball hit it which works well for kids who want to practice their aim alone as it returns the ball to them, but not so great for practicing with a goalie.

Enjoy your Wednesday!


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