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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.

Futsal coaching courses with the IFA

Developing a competent workforce for English futsal remains one of the main objectives of The International Futsal Academy. We are organising FA Futsal Level 1 and FA Futsal Level 2 coaching courses to contribute towards the education of new futsal coaches.

FA Futsal Level 1

The FA Futsal Level 1 has no pre-requisite to join. It is ideal for anyone looking to take their first steps into Futsal, whether a player, referee, parent or an aspiring coach. The course will be delivered at Loughborough College by FA qualified tutors . The aim of this course is to provide candidates with an understanding of the techniques and skills related to the game of futsal. This course will help candidates organise and deliver basic Futsal practices, and will provide an introduction to the structure of the game, the laws and the role Futsal can play in developing underlying techniques and skills.

Click here to book into the upcoming FA Futsal Level 1, at Loughborough College on Saturday 18th March.

FA Futsal Level 2

The FA Futsal Level 2 is for individuals wishing to understand more about the three core strands of Futsal: defending, attacking and counter-attacking / transitional play.

The course content covers:
– Develop an appreciation and understanding of the application of the basic techniques of Futsal within game play
– Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying core strands of Futsal: defending, attacking and counter attacking / transitional play through a games based approach
– Demonstrate an understanding of the Futsal Laws of the Game
– Develop a better understanding of Futsal as a stand-alone game in its own right and the significant variances from conventional five-a-side
– Show an awareness of the part Futsal can play in the development of young players
– Reinforce the different coaching interactions possible when coaching players

The Futsal Level 2 will be led by Ian Bateman, and will be held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of April. Click here to book into the upcoming FA Futsal Level 2

There are significant discounts for Loughborough College and Loughborough University students. Please contact [email protected] for more information on these discounts.

New 11-15 sessions at Brockington College

There’s a new session for 11-15 y/o players in our Leicestershire Academy centre at Brockington College. Please get in touch for more information!

U7 to U11 Summer futsal camps announced

The Leicestershire Academy of the IFA have announced three camps for August, to be held in two different locations across Leicestershire.  Crown Hills Community College will host two futsal camps. The first one will run on the 1st and 2nd of August, with the second one on 15th and 16th, both 10am-3:30pm

There will also be a football camp on 9th and 10th August, 9am-3pm, where futsal concepts and how they can be transferred to football will be put on practice.

All three camps are for U7 to U11 players

Grimsby Town host Berdejo-del-Fresno and Forrest

On Monday, Grismby Town Futsal Club hosted Head of Coaching & Sport Science, Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno and Head of Development, Marc Forrest as part of ongoing coaching workshops for FLT Clubs, players and staff.

The session was a FREE International Futsal Academy coaching session based on pressing and attacking combinations open to Football League Trust Clubs players and staff to support clubs and give an insight into the environment of the Leading Elite Futsal and Education Programme in the United Kingdom

“Grimsby Town Sport and Education Trust were delighted to be offered the opportunity to have the IFA coaches come in and work with our Futsal learners. This gave our learners the opportunity to showcase their ability to the IFA coaches while at the same time receiving coaching from two elite experienced coaches. The sessions gave the learners great content and lot of ideas to take away and implement into their own games. We want to thank Daniel and Marc for their time, it was appreciated by all players and staff.”
Mark Westerby, Grimsby Town Futsal Head Coach

“Grimsby Town Futsal Programme has a depth of talented young players that possess and
demonstrate great potential both within their academics and Futsal. Mark, Scott and the staff must be commended on their efforts being made to develop their students who are a credit to their programme.”

Head of Development, Marc Forrest

Tue, 13th Jun 17

How the youngest team in the National Leagues qualified to the FA Futsal Cup Finals

Loughborough Academy, the team that serves as competition programme for International Futsal Academy players, are making history after becoming the first ever Development squad to reach the FA Futsal Cup finals.  And they did it in style, after beating one of the powerhouses in the FA Futsal Super League, Genesis Futsal Club. If you haven’t watched the game… View Article
Wed, 24th May 17

Loughborough Students miss on a second consecutive BUCS gold

Loughborough Students Futsal Club BUCS 1s, including many IFA players and coaches, travelled down to the Copper Box Arena in the London 2012 Olympic Park on the 10th May to play Cardiff University in the BUCS Final, with hopes of making history in a fantastic sporting arena which hosted events such as Handball in the Olympics… View Article