This is the third and final part of a three part shopping guide for soccer goals. If you happened to find this page first, you can look at part one, choosing a class, by clicking here, and part two, picking a size, by clicking here. This portion of our soccer goal shopping guide will go over choosing the correct model. There are basically two different models that most soccer goal companies will offer, they are traditional and lightweight. As with everything else, each company has different names for each of these models, but in order to keep it simple we will use and define these terms for the purposes of this shopping guide.
Traditional Model Soccer Goal
A traditional model soccer goal has a top depth of one foot or more. Because of that little feature, most of these goals have a framework that runs down the back of the goal and that framework makes the goal both heavier and safer than lightweight model goals.
A traditional soccer goal looks cool, it has the classic frame that you see in pro games. The extra framework means that it is unlikely to tip over.
Traditional soccer goals are heavy, they have more material involved in their construction and so they are tougher to move and in the unlikely event that they do fall, there is more weight to cause injury, always anchor your soccer goals and this won’t be a problem.
Why You Should Choose a Traditional Model of Soccer Goal
This type of goal is a great choice for leagues and for families who are planning to set a goal up and then leave it up, or move it only a short distance. If there is a field in place that is used solely for soccer, the traditional model is the way to go.
Lightweight Model Soccer Goal
A lightweight model soccer goal has no top depth. Thanks to that little feature, these goals don’t need a lot of framework to keep shape. This also makes them less expensive and as the name states, much much lighter than traditional models.
Due to the fact that there is less framework involved, these goals last longer. While this sounds counter intuitive, it is true, the more welding that you do with a soccer goal, the shorter the lifespan of that goal. Lightweight goals often need little to no welding at all to work. They are also easier to move and cost less.
Anchoring is more important with these goals than with traditional goals as these goals have less weight pushing them down. They don’t have that cool traditional look.
Why You Should Choose a Lightweight Model of Soccer Goal
This type of goal is a great choice for leagues and for families who may not be leaving the goal up all year round. They are meant to be moved. They are also great for families and leagues on a budget as they cost less and last much longer.
That is all that we will be covering in this year’s shopping guide, we hope that the guide was helpful and that it enabled you to narrow down which goal would be ideal for your home, league or school. We will end this guide with a list of soccer goals that we recommend you take a look at.