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Backyard Soccer Goal

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Create endless hours of outdoor fun with this easy-to-make backyard soccer goal constructed with PVC pipe.

 Family playing soccer with backyard soccer goal

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Hacksaw
  • Tape measure
  • Sandpaper

Materials

  • All-purpose cement, #23540 (optional)
  • 100' x 7' wildlife netting, #376727
  • 4 - 1-1/4" x 10' PVC pipes, #23981
  • 6 - 1-1/4" PVC elbows, #23872
  • 4 - 1-1/4" PVC tees, #27061
  • 8" cable ties, #76023

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Instructions

Step 1

Using a hacksaw, cut the pipes into two 5' pieces, two 4' pieces, four 3' pieces, and four 1' pieces.

Step 2

Lightly sand the ends of each piece. Then fit the pieces together with PVC elbows and tees: Make the base and top assemblies following the illustration, and then join the 4' and 3' pieces to the assemblies as shown. Add the 5' diagonal pieces to brace the goal.

Good to Know

For a permanent backyard soccer goal, add adhesive to the PVC pipes. Once you achieve the desired fit in Step 2, disassemble the goal. Then apply adhesive around the sanded ends of each pipe piece and reassemble.

Step 3

Cut a 12' length of wildlife netting. Wrap it around the exterior of the frame, and connect the netting to the pipe pieces with cable ties. Trim excess netting.

Step 4

If needed, use bricks or sandbags to weigh down the goal.