Whether you are buying your first soccer goal nets or you need a replacement since your mini “Beckham” has battered it to the point where it needs to be replaced, you have a lot of places to buy your nets as well as a lot of choices in the size and type of your net. You can go online or just look at your local sporting goods store.
Most nets are made of polyethylene which is a nylon cord material. But beyond that standard, there are a lot of differences you can choose.
The overall size of the nets will vary significantly. The thickness of the cord, for example can range from 2mm all the way up to 5mm. The bigger the cord, the stronger the net and the longer it will last. Of course, the thicker cord, the more expensive it will be.
The mesh size can vary too. The mesh size is the size of the squares that make up the net. The squares, or mesh, can vary from 2″ to 5″ inch squares. Taking the overall size of the net into account as well as the thickness of the cord and the size of the mesh will determine how much the net will cost you.
There are a lot of places you can go to find a good quality net, and don’t forget to check out the classifieds and online auction sites to find a good deal. The older, and stronger, your kid is the heavier the net should be. Don’t try to get by with the thin cord or big mesh if your kid is older. They will likely be stronger and the balls will hit the net with much greater force, which will cause it to wear out more quickly if the net isn’t as heavy duty.
You will also need to consider fasteners for your net. You can use cheap materials like bungee cords or twine or you can invest in the more expensive velcro fasteners.
If you don’t have a big back yard you may not want a pair of nets, you may just want one. If that’s the case than you will need to do some digging to find a supplier that will sell you only one net at a time.
There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to picking out a new, or replacement, net for your backyard soccer field. To make sure you get just the right size net and all the features you really need, and avoid those things you don’t, than you will need to expect to spend some time. There are many places online and off where you can go to find a great net.
If you do go online to find your new soccer goal nets make sure that you carefully check out any website to make sure it is reputable before you order from them. Your kid will be thrilled that you took the time to help them get better at their passion.