Two successful CPDs bring coaches and referees closer to futsal
The International Futsal Academy recently organised two successful CPDs, in partnership with the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA and the Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Development Futsal League. In both events, the emphasis was on improving the understanding of the game by both coaches and referees.
On 22nd April, IFA Head Coach Juanan García and Loughborough’s England international James Webb delivered the first one of them at Crown Hills Community College, on developing the modern football player through futsal. 29 coaches and referees attended and for 3 hours learned about the technical aspects of the game.
On 7th May, around the FA Futsal Super League game against Genesis, IFA Coach and FA Tutor James Barlow led a CPD titled Futsal Formations / tactics – a review during real play. After the game, Juanan Garcia and Genesis manager Carlos Codinha discussed with the 38 coaches and referees attending the CPD how the match unfolded tactically.
Both CPDs consolidate the IFA’s commitment to the development of the futsal workforce in Leicestershire and England.