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What others think of Goal Alert & Goal Secure
"While on a pre-season trip a few years ago during training I was almost hit by a goal. It was raining and was very windy that day. We were going through a normal session and our coach called us in. I had only taken a few steps when the goal fell behind me. If there was a device to secure the goal to the ground I know it would not have fallen. Soccer is supposed to be about having fun. If you are worried about the goal falling on you, you are not focused on having fun."
"I was playing in college at UNC-Charlotte at the time, and I remember very vividly standing at the 18-yard line and hearing a deafening crash behind me. The goal had blown over. It was a perfect sunny day, not a cloud in the sky, and if I was standing closer to the goal then I may not be here today. It's clear that Goal Alert addresses this very valid concern and creates a safer environment for the players."
- Jon Busch, Chicago Fire Goalkeeper, 2008 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year
"As an eighteen year advocate for increased awareness of the dangers of portable soccer goals, I understand the importance of safety when playing and practicing soccer. A concern largely unknown outside the soccer community is improperly anchored soccer goals. My son was killed by an unsafe goalpost in 1991 in Witham, England. Soccer goal tip-over injuries and deaths are a danger that leagues and clubs should be aware of and fear, unfortunately this has not put an end to these extremely high consequence accidents. In my country, I have attempted to have legislation introduced that will make the soccer community and the public at large more aware of the dangers improperly anchored goals present. I believe a goal-to-ground monitoring device will accomplish this lifesaving task by exposing the hidden danger we all fear and providing a backup anchor, just in case. For these reasons, I believe such a device is a step in the right direction towards making soccer a safer sport and I fully endorse its use."
- Brenda Smith, Advocate and Author of A Football Goalpost Killed My Son
"Anyone who coaches or administers the game of soccer must think safety first. All across the country there is a hidden danger to our players. With the high use of portable goals, we have created an unsafe environment for our players. As we all have seen and heard goals can tip over very easily, causing great bodily harm and even death. Goal Alert was invented to think safety first. With its design to easily secure goals and issue an automatic red card to unsafe goals, Goal Alert is a must have for any playing field. Goal Alert will become part of the equipment of soccer safety. As a former coach and administrator of the game I completely endorse its use, for safety's sake."
- Hank Steinbrecher, Former CEO and Secretary General of US Soccer (1990-2000)
Chairman of Goal Alert LLC
"As a former national team player and son of the former president of The US Soccer Federation, I have been around soccer my entire life. Soccer goal tip over injuries and deaths are a danger that leagues and clubs should be aware of and fear, unfortunately this has not put an end to these extremely high consequence accidents. I believe Goal Alert will accomplish this lifesaving task by exposing the hidden danger we all fear and providing a backup anchor, just in case. For these reasons, I fully endorse its use."
- Steve Flamhaft, Eastern New York Soccer Hall Of Fame Member
"Several thousand children play in our soccer facilities on a daily basis and their safety is my main priority. Goal safety has been a hot topic over the past 10-15 years and the Goal Alert device is the first product I’ve run across that gives an immediate and obvious indicator when something is wrong. I feel much more confident that since we have installed the devices (and the goal banners explaining their purpose) our athletic community is more aware of the potential for injury; and we now have a tool that will allow coaches, parents, and children alike to see immediately if there is an inherent danger. With 12 soccer fields and well over 40 pairs of goals I believe we have invested in a piece of equipment that will make us safer."
- Don Decker, Director of Parks and Recreation Weston, Florida
"As part of the North Texas Soccer mission to educate our members, one of our top priorities is increasing awareness of goal safety and we feel that, when monitored and used as directed, the Goal Alert device offers towns, clubs and complexes an effective goal anchoring solution. Goal Alert works by bringing the goals on the fields to the attention of parents and officials and we endorse its use on all fields."
- John Sutter, President of North Texas Soccer
"Soccer goal tip over injuries and deaths are totally preventable. While soccer goal tip over incidents may be low frequency they can be devastating and tragic to those involved and their families. We feel it should be a high priority of all organizations to educate everyone involved in soccer of this danger and what they can do to prevent the occurrence of these injuries. With Goal Alert you get a visual monitor of anchor reliability and, importantly, a backup anchor, just in case. That is exactly the kind of system that should be in place when children's lives are involved."
- Bob Black, Executive Director of North Texas Soccer
“Physical solutions to injury exposures to children are very important, especially when they concern attractive nuisances such as soccer goals which are left unattended where children play. The Goal Alert device is such a solution and should be used by all organizations that are responsible for moveable soccer goals. In fact, not using Goal Alert’s anchoring device could increase the liability exposure for organizations that are aware of this safety product and choose not to deploy it.”
- Mike Kelly, Insurance Industry Professional, concentrating on municipal & school district property and casualty (35 years)
"As President of the Western New York Soccer Association, I understand the importance of safety when playing and practicing soccer. A concern largely unknown outside the soccer community is improperly anchored soccer goals. Soccer goal tip-over injuries and deaths are a danger that leagues and clubs should be aware of and fear, unfortunately this has not put an end to these extremely high consequence accidents. I believe a goal-to-ground monitoring device will accomplish this lifesaving task by exposing the hidden danger we all fear and providing a backup anchor, just in case. For these reasons, I believe such a device is a step in the right direction towards making soccer a safer sport and I fully endorse its use."
- Arman Capan, President, Western New York Soccer Association
"Part of the responsibility of all soccer clubs, leagues and associations is to ensure that all players, and in particular those young children learning how to play the game, are doing so in a safe environment. That includes time spent on the playing field where soccer goals, if not properly installed, can be a danger to youngsters. Tragedies have occurred throughout North America over the past many years and the time has arrived to eradicate these needless and most unfortunate incidents from the game. Goal Alert can be a tremendous asset in helping clubs and leagues in assisting the prevention of soccer goals from tipping over and 'alerting' all when a Soccer Goal is not safe to use via the red flag warning system. This is a tremendous step forward in protecting the health and safety of players on the pitch and why clubs and leagues should invest accordingly. I support the usage of Goal Alert in our quest to protect the health of our players."
- Kevan Pipe, Former Chief Operating Officer, The Canadian Soccer Association