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Brief History of Soccer Goal Safety


1990

The Consumer Product Safety Commission summoned several soccer goal manufacturers to Washington DC to announce that records indicated that, prior to 1990, 20 kids have been killed by soccer goals accidentally tipping over

1992

Staff member of SafeSoccer Goals received a US Patent #5,273,292 for a Collapsible Soccer Goal… Patent was assigned to Jaypro LLC of Waterford, CT. The goal can be collapsed and locked each day but it is not easy to move.

1995

The CPSC released ineffective safety recommendations that only apply during games.

1997

ASTM devised “soccer goal safety standards” that are confusing and mimic the European EN standards that are not appropriate in the US market but give the goal manufacturers a “little wiggle room”

2009

SafeSoccer Goals applied for a US Patent that includes two large polyethylene rollers that rotate on a fixed size rear bar and filled with sand. System does not effectively retro fit other rear bars

2013

SafeSoccer Goals received approval for US Patent #8,579,736 that includes rear bar rollers that provide safety and portability. We were proud of this design but there are flaws that hinder its effectiveness. Roller plugs routinely pop off, sand falls out of rollers, and nets constantly catch under the rollers and make the goals impossible to move. We sold the patent to Bison in 2017.

Soccer goal roller empty of sand
Rollers getting caught in a net
old style soccer goal rollers with sand are dangerous
2015

Recognizing the need for a ballast system that could be attached to the rear bar of any existing goal on the market and offer total safety and portability, SafeSoccer Goals applied for a US Patent for a double roller design.

2018

SafeSoccer Goals received US patent #10,010,776 for a soccer goal safety device.

SafeSoccer Goals has experienced more than 28 years of innovation focused on making portable soccer goals and we have failed. Since 1990, thirty more kids have been killed by accidental soccer goal tip-overs. We sincerely hope that our SSG-14R retro fit kit and our innovative soccer goal designs will finally “make a difference”.

2024

SafeSoccer Goals developed the newest combining safety and technology into the brand new, fully improved Safest Soccer Goal.

SSG-14R prototype
Garage Prototype
SSG-14R
SSG-14R
1990

The Consumer Product Safety Commission summoned several soccer goal manufacturers to Washington DC to announce that records indicated that, prior to 1990, 20 kids have been killed by soccer goals accidentally tipping over

1992

Staff member of SafeSoccer Goals received a US Patent #5,273,292 for a Collapsible Soccer Goal… Patent was assigned to Jaypro LLC of Waterford, CT. The goal can be collapsed and locked each day but it is not easy to move.

1995

The CPSC released ineffective safety recommendations that only apply during games.

1997

ASTM devised “soccer goal safety standards” that are confusing and mimic the European EN standards that are not appropriate in the US market but give the goal manufacturers a “little wiggle room”

Soccer goal roller empty of sand
2009

SafeSoccer Goals applied for a US Patent that includes two large polyethylene rollers that rotate on a fixed size rear bar and filled with sand. System does not effectively retro fit other rear bars

Rollers getting caught in a net
2013

SafeSoccer Goals received approval for US Patent #8,579,736 that includes rear bar rollers that provide safety and portability. We were proud of this design but there are flaws that hinder its effectiveness. Roller plugs routinely pop off, sand falls out of rollers, and nets constantly catch under the rollers and make the goals impossible to move. We sold the patent to Bison in 2017.

2015

Recognizing the need for a ballast system that could be attached to the rear bar of any existing goal on the market and offer total safety and portability, SafeSoccer Goals applied for a US Patent for a double roller design.

SSG-14R prototype
Garage Prototype
2018

SafeSoccer Goals received US patent #10,010,776 for a soccer goal safety device.

SafeSoccer Goals has experienced more than 28 years of innovation focused on making portable soccer goals and we have failed. Since 1990, thirty more kids have been killed by accidental soccer goal tip-overs. We sincerely hope that our SSG-14R retro fit kit and our innovative soccer goal designs will finally “make a difference”.

SSG-14R
SSG-14R

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For orders or questions about SafeSoccer Goals‘ innovations or products, call now!

WE’RE READY AND WAITING!

For orders or questions about SafeSoccer Goals‘ innovations or products, call now!