Soccer nets are usually sized one of two ways:
|Example A ("with depth"): 8' x 24' x 4' x 10'||Example B ("without depth"): 8' x 24' x 0' x 10'|
- The 1st number (8) is the height of the goal opening, from the ground to the top of the inside of the goal.
- The 2nd number (24) is the total width of the goal opening, from side to side.
- The 3rd number (4 or 0) is the "depth" of the goal top, measured from the top/front of the goal to the top/back of the goal. Some goals do not have a depth measurement.
- The 4th number (10) is the "base" of the goal, measured from the bottom/front of the goal to the bottom/back of the goal.
Some manufacturers (for example, Champion Sports) reverse the first two measurements of their net sizes so the examples above using their sizing would be 24' x 8' x 4' x 10' and 24' x 8' x 0' x 10', respectively. Nets sized in this manner can usually be dicerned by knowing a net or goal is not going to be 24' tall.