There are many helpful ‘toys’ that you can purchase that will help you have more fun while improving your soccer game. One of these ‘toys’ is the soccer kickback. These ingenious little goals will help your player train. The concept is simple, the ball is kicked into this specially designed goal (it’s designed to ‘kick’ the ball back to you) so the player can either practice their trapping skills or they can just kick the ball back into the net.
The ‘Kickback’ is the only net designed exclusively for soccer. One or more players can use the net at a time. One of the best features of this goal is the patented anchoring system. This ‘Secret Stake’ system keeps the goal where it is supposed to be, no matter how hard your little (or big) player kicks the ball.
The system includes 20″ stakes inside of the uprights. According to the manufacturer, no one has ever been able to knock the goal over by kicking soccer balls into it, not even when 3 professional players tried to do it all at the same time.
The Kickback comes in several models and one is bound to be perfect for your needs. One of the best selling for home use is the “Select”. This model offers a large target (it’s 7’x15′) and it sells for around $300. The “Starter” model is made for younger players under 6 and it is 5 1/2′ x 9′.
The Kickback goals also all come with a travel kit which includes a zippered canvas carrying bag, a resealable cable tie, a smaller drawstring bag for the net (this helps keep it from tangling). All of this helps keep set up time to a minimum, usually no more than 5 minutes. If you take your goal with you very often you will quickly learn to appreciate how easy it is to set up and take down.
If you find yourself practicing in tight quarters, you’ll be happy that the Kickback has an adjustable rebounding feature. You can increase or decrease the tension to increase or decrease the rebounding action. You can even change the angle of the rebound by adjusting the location where the net is attached. This will allow you a greater variety of options in practice shots.
The first time you assemble your Kickback it will take a little longer, usually around 40 minutes (after the first set up, you don’t have to put as many things together so it only take around 5 minutes or so). You don’t need any tools to assemble the Kickback, just a hammer to drive the stakes into the ground.
The nets will usually last anywhere from 3 to 5 years and many Kickbacks sold in the late 80’s are still going strong!
Practice makes perfect, and for the budding soccer star having access to a
soccer kickback can really help them improve their skills. With such a wide variety of prices, sizes and features available there is a model for virtually every need and every budget.