ALL GOALS MUST BE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SECURE, IF NOT, DO NOT USE THEM.
Coaches, managers, players and parents,
Recently, there was an unfortunate incident in Prince William County where an unsecured goal fell over and injured a youth soccer player. I ask you to join NVSC in working together to make this coming season a safe and accident-free season for our players. It is the responsibility of all of us to make that the goals are secured to the ground to prevent them from falling over. This goes for Practice and Games -- under no circumstances should a goal be used if it is not secured. Our coaches and referees have been instructed not to start a game without checking the goals, whether its a home or an away game. Safety extends beyond our home fields and should be a priority no matter where games are played. All it takes is for a kid to hang on them, for a gust of wind to come up, and while it is an accident, it can be avoided. NVSC has all of the necessary equipment to secure the goals, so there is no reason they should not be secured for play. We need the help of each member of NVSC to make sure that accidents do not happen. Again, this is for both Practice and Games.
For additional information, there are some excellent web sites and below is an excerpt of MYTH vs FACT from the Kwik Goal web site, please click on the Continue.
Again, we ask that all Coaches, Managers, Players, and Parents to support the NVSC goal to make the playing environment safe for our youth.