Although it hasn’t caught on yet in the U.S., over in England the QM-1 is used quite a bit to film soccer matches. For a look at how it looks, and some highlights from amateur English soccer, go to DreamLeague
I’d like to see someone mount the camera behind the goal keeper, perhaps using the ProView Extender (we have made custom Extenders up to 4′, allowing an even higher placement of the camera. Call us for special pricing as this is a new application). The Extender will generally give way and not be damaged if hit by the soccer ball, and should result in little or no damage to the camera….In fact, the waterproof case of the GoPro would probably offer complete protection.
We are so confident in the sturdiness of the camera mount that we will replace any parts damaged by run-in with a soccer ball. Note: In filming tennis, I’ve had one direct hit by a tennis ball in 11 years of filming, and the camera was undamaged because the camera-holding bracket gave way and adsorbed the hit.