Getting your children involved in sports is a great way for them to receive needed physical activity. Playing football in the backyard is a great way to bond with your kids and help them develop the abilities they need to play football within leagues, at school, or just with friends. A simple and easy to construct backyard football field goal can be constructed from plastic PVC pipe and parts purchased at a home improvement center or hardware store. The entire goal can be constructed in an afternoon and can be broken down later for storage.
Cut the PVC pipe to the proper lengths.
Insert a 2-foot PVC pipe into the side of one of the tee connectors. Insert an 8-foot length of pipe into the other side of the tea connector. This will complete one side of the base.
Attach an elbow to the other end of the 8-foot length of pipe and adjust it at a 90-degree angle to the tee connector. Insert a 10-foot length of pipe into the other end of the elbow. This will act as the back of the base.
Attach another elbow to the other end of the 10-foot length of pipe. Insert the other 8-foot length of pipe into the other end of the elbow. Attach the side of another tee connector to the other end of the 8-foot length of pipe and align it in the same direction as the first T connector so that they are both facing upward. Insert the other 2-foot length of pipe into the other side of the tee connector. This will complete the base of the football field goal.
Insert a 4-foot length of pipe into the upward-facing tee connector. Repeat this step with the remaining 4-foot length of pipe and the other tee connector.
Attach the remaining T connectors to the end of the 4-foot pipes. Align the stems of the two tee connectors on the 4-foot pipes so that their stems face each other. Insert the ends of the remaining 10-foot length of pipe into the stems of the two connectors. This will form the crossbar.
Insert each of the 6-foot pipes into the tee connectors that form the crossbar. These will act as the verticals for the field goal.
You can glue the entire structure together, although the field goal will usually stay together by simple compression and friction when you assemble it without glue. This will allow you to easily disassemble and store the field goal.