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NJYS Memo Regarding Goal Safety

Sent on March 19, 2019

In recent seasons, we have witnessed too many reports of a goal falling on a child and seek your support to help us prevent future disasters. All reported incidents occurred during training sessions. While we know there is inherent risk from competing in soccer, injury from an unsecured goal is very much avoidable. As this Spring begins, please take this opportunity to reemphasize education on goal safety.

Before any training sessions or competition, ensure all moveable goals are safely and properly anchored or weighted-down. Goals should only be moved by adult staff members. Players or other children should not be tasked with this responsibility. If goals are not and cannot be secured, notify the appropriate officials, and consider alternate plans for training. Related, please be mindful of any offers to donate goals to schools or facilities as that could present liability issues in the future. As it relates to game competition, the game officials are responsible for checking that goals are secured but it is the home club's responsibility to ensure the necessary equipment is in place to ensure the goals are secured.

With safety in mind, we remind our membership about our partnership with Bownet Sports, a premiere portable sports net, goal and training system. Through the relationship, NJ Youth Soccer members receive product discounts (see details below). Bownet is widely acknowledged as the top name in portable sports nets, goals and training systems around the world. NJ Youth Soccer leagues, clubs, teams, friends and families can use the coupon code "NJYS" at check out when shopping online to receive a special discount (10%) on Bownet gear:

Visit: https://bownet.net/collections/njys#_l_38

Use Code: NJYS

Sincerely,

NJ Youth Soccer

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New Jersey Youth Soccer

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Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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