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Do Not Hang on the Soccer Goals

Coaches and parents, please remind your players to not hang on the soccer goals (especially U6 and U8 players and goals). I saw a near-catastrophe last night on 4B, before I interceded.

We’ve been fortunate at the Soccer Complex, but there are numerous cases in the US of soccer goals falling on kids causing serious injury and death. A falling crossbar creates an enormous amount of force.

SOCCER GOAL Deaths and Injuries 1979 – 2017 42 Deaths, 59 Injuries

Chad Parish

Chad has coached recreational soccer since 2011: U10 Girls, U13 Girls, U16 Girls, and U19 Girls. He has served as Recreational League Director since 2013. He has a USSF E License, and was named Alabama Soccer's "Recreational Coach of the Year" in 2015.

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