Lancaster, MA (March 3, 2020) ― Massachusetts Youth Soccer, in collaboration with all other state associations in the US Youth Soccer East Region, is proud to launch a goal safety educational video to further provide Safe Soccer resources for its member clubs. The video was primarily filmed at the Wall Soccer Complex in New Jersey, with volunteer support coming from Wall Soccer Club and Soccer Specific Training (SST).
"Across the country, we have too often heard of injuries stemming from an unsecured goal," said Evan Dabby, NJYS Executive Director. "This project highlights our commitment to a fun and safe soccer environment, while leveraging the expertise and guidance from executives throughout the USYS East Region."
The video, which was produced by Double Jump Media House , provides goal safety measures that should be taken prior to any training session or competitive match. Narrated by NJYS Director of Coaching Rick Meana, the topics of discussion include moving goals, securing goals into the ground, anchoring goals, securing nets and preliminary tests that should be conducted before allowing players to take the field for a game or practice setting.
The US Youth Soccer East Region consists of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Eastern New York, New York West, Eastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Double Jump Media House is a creative agency based in New Jersey. Double Jump was founded by athletes, musicians and filmmakers to bring exciting, cinematic production of the highest standard to the social media and digital marketing platforms of brands who wish to stand out.
"We couldn't be more excited to be working with NJ Youth Soccer and assist all of the states in the US Youth Soccer East Region," said Double Jump Media House. "We hold a special place in our hearts for grassroots sport, especially soccer. We're happy to be helping the growth, safety and promotion of youth soccer culture in America with a forward-thinking association like NJYS."
For more information regarding goal safety, visit its designated page on the Mass Youth Soccer webpage.