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Shamrocks
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September 10, 2014 6:50 am  

Weird title I know.  The game before us came down to a field goal with 7 seconds on the clock.  The teams were playing on one of those dual soccer/football goal post in which the lower bar is maybe 7 1/2 feet off the ground, then a space with an upper bar I would guess a foot or so above the lower bar.  Team kicks the field goal, it goes over the lower bar but under the upper bar, kicking team goes nuts thinking they won, D team goes nuts as well saying they won. 

Refs on the field say it is no good because it has to go over the top bar and all hell breaks loose.

Not sure about you guys, but common sense does say the ball should have to go over the top bar, no?  I mean, it would be hard to throw a ball between those two bars, never mind kick it through.  So our game was delayed for a while and the tension in the parking lot and even after my game was raw.

Anyone ever have this happen?  Kind of looks like this

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CoachOCD
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September 10, 2014 6:57 am  

oh yah but thats 4 pts

honestly never heard of this before, but yes the upper bar would have to be cleared.


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spidermac
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September 10, 2014 7:15 am  

Yeah we have those same goal posts on a lot of our city fields...and if it doesn't clear the top bar, it's no good...we have kicked it in between before 🙂

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Bob Goodman
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September 10, 2014 8:11 am  

That's an easy one to answer.  What if you're playing soccer, and the ball rebounds into the field off the upper bar?  Continue play, or goal or corner kick?


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mahonz
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September 10, 2014 8:13 am  

That's an easy one to answer.  What if you're playing soccer, and the ball rebounds into the field off the upper bar?  Continue play, or goal or corner kick?

The ball pops and everyone goes home.

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CoachJohn
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September 10, 2014 9:31 am  

I am pretty sure the ball has to clear the height of the goal post listed rules and regulations.

Most youth teams play by High school rules therefore the goal post should meet the standards and dimensions set by the organization.

I believe the upper most bar of a goal post has to be at 10 feet or 120 inches.  The width and upright height vary for league to league (NFL, Collegiate, HS, etc).

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patriotsfatboy1
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September 11, 2014 9:20 am  

Soccer goals are 8 feet high.  Football goal post is 10 feet high.  If you want to get a FG, you must kick it over the 10 foot bar.  If you want a soccer goal, you must kick it under the 8 foot bar.  Looks like the kicking team got nothing. 


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spidermac
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September 11, 2014 9:55 am  

Soccer goals are 8 feet high.  Football goal post is 10 feet high.  If you want to get a FG, you must kick it over the 10 foot bar.  If you want a soccer goal, you must kick it under the 8 foot bar.  Looks like the kicking team got nothing.

Okay, that made me laugh..almost spit out the poptart I am eating for lunch

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Bob Goodman
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September 11, 2014 10:36 am  

Considering the degree of difficulty, I've often thought that whatever game you're playing, you should get a lot of points for hitting that small a target.  If each bar is 4" thick, that's just 1'4" between them.


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patriotsfatboy1
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September 11, 2014 10:59 am  

We actually use a soccer goal as a practice set of goal posts when we don't have access to goal posts.  As long as they clear the cross bar by plenty (apparently 2 feet), we think that it is good enough given that the width is about the same.


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