Introduction

socce goal
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Age Range: 5 and up

Whether you have a budding athlete in your household or you just want to get everyone to play as a family, having a soccer goal in the backyard is a win-win. The goal shown here has a basic design and is easy to build, so it can be assembled in an afternoon. And chances are good that you have the home field advantage, with the right tools already on hand and the materials easy to get at the home center. Because it’s made from PVC pipes and deer netting, this goal is so lightweight and easy to move that you can set it up whenever you’re ready to play. Just put it out to turn the backyard into a playing field, and you’ll be ready to score!

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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw
    • utility scissors
      Utility scissors
    • permanent marker
      Permanent marker

    Shopping List

    1. Four 10-foot lengths of 1¼ PVC tubing

    2. Six 1¼-inch PVC elbows

    3. Four 1¼-inch PVC tees 4. 80-grit sandpaper

    5. PVC pipe cement
    (preferably a low-VOC formula that's labeled all-weather) 6. Deer netting

    7. Five dozen zip ties

    8. Small sand bags
    (optional: to hold down the goal when you play)