SEMI-PERMANENT GROUND ANCHORS
A soccer goal is considered semi-permanent when its anchors are installed for the purpose of remaining in the ground for the life of the goal. In this situation, the base
of the anchor is cemented into the ground, the goal is
positioned above or adjacent to the anchor and a bolt or leash secures the goal to the anchor.
A second style of semi-permanent soccer goal anchor is a ground sleeve. The sleeve is cemented into the ground, and the extended goal posts slide into the sleeve, thereby anchoring the goal itself into the ground.
PORTABLE GROUND ANCHORS
(below ground/natural surface)
Below ground portable soccer goal anchors
are used when goals are frequently moved for training and matches on natural grass fields.
(above ground/natural & artificial surfaces)
The most common above ground anchor option for soccer goals
is weighted anchor bags.These are the most commonly used anchor type due to their ease of use and low cost. The bags must be filled with sand and then placed over the base frame.
Since the minimum weight for anchoring specific models of goals varies, we recommend you contact your goal manufacturer for the proper weight amount. The anchor bags should be
placed at the back corners of the goal’s base frame and along the back bottom bar. Use a minimum of 240 lbs. (6 bags) if no other guidance is available.
Kwik Goal offers three styles of anchor bags:
Saddle Anchor Bags,
Heavy-Duty Anchor Bags and
Kwik Fill Anchor Bags
(go to Kwikgoal.com for details).
LOCKING GROUND ANCHORS
You can take control of your soccer goal anchoring method when you use locking ground anchors. These anchors combine the
newest tethered goal anchoring systems with
keyed locks that enable only authorized personnel to move soccer goals. This approach will ensure that the goals are anchored in their new location.
This three-step process includes:
1. Installing semi-permanent anchors
into the ground
2. Connecting the tether from the anchor
to the base of the soccer goal
3. Locking the tether into place