Category Archives: Goal Safety

It is the intention of the Board of Directors of the Perry Township Youth Soccer Club (PTYSC) that goal safety be a priority. Therefore, the following policy is adopted.

1. PTYSC will require for all programs and every activity:
a. The coaches for each game or other responsible person will make a physical inspection of each goal prior to the game/activity to assure that goals are securely anchored in accordance with the CPSC guidelines/manufactures guidelines…see attachment.
b. The coaches for the last game of the day or practice session will be sure the goals are safely stored according to the CPSC guidelines.
c. That all parents and guardians are reminded of certain dangers of unsecured goals and the parents’ responsibilities in keeping their children away form playing, or climbing on goals, and also to watch for unsecured goals.
d. PTYSC officers will conduct random site surveys.

2. To achieve this, all coaches will receive a copy of the CPSC guidelines, and clear instructions as how to make goals safe and secure.

3. Coaches will remind players, and discuss with team parents, the necessity of players and siblings not playing, climbing or moving the goals. It is deemed appropriate that players violating this rule may, at the coaches discretion, sit out a half game or entire game. Players consistently in violation will be subject to Board discipline, and possible dismissal from club functions.

4. For non club/league owned fields and/or goals, it is important to remind the owners of the fields and/or goals of safety requirements, in addition to the checking of goals as previously listed.