ASTM Documents On Soccer Goal Safety
The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM has published technical standards addressing soccer goal safety since 1998.
ASTM has no role requiring or enforcing compliance with its standards. Recently in the United States, a few states have begun to incorporate and reference the ASTM techinical standars into their regulations addressing soccer goal safety. In addition, these ASTM standards are referred soccer goal safety. These standards are referred to by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Below are links to a short summary of each ASTM standard and information on purchasing.
This guide is the most current ASTM document regarding soccer goal safety and testing. It consolidates ASTM documents F2673-08 and F2056-09 into one document, tries to eliminate any confusion in interpreting the differences between these two previous documents and provides some additional requirements that the documents F2673-08 and F2056-09 did not address. This newer guide applies to all soccer goal sizes whereas F2673-08 and F2056-09 applied only to soccer goals whose inside measurements are 6 1/2 to 8 ft. high and 18 to 24 ft wide.
ASTM Document F2056-09 (2009)
Standard Safety and Performance Specification for Special Tip Resistant Movable Soccer Goals (Purchase Information/Article Summary)