‘Developing the Modern Footballer Through Futsal’

Skubala Book
Academy Director, Michael Skubala has released his first book entitled, ‘Developing the Modern Footballer Through Futsal’ in partnership with young English writer and Loughborough based Futsal player, Seth Burkett, the author of the popular book ‘The Boy in Brazil’.
In Developing the Modern Footballer through Futsal, England Futsal coach Michael Skubala, and Seth Burkett, detail the ways in which futsal can be used to develop the technical and tactical skills of players of all abilities. Aimed at coaches of all levels and ages, Developing the Modern Footballer through Futsal is a concise and practical book that provides an easy-to-understand and comprehensive guide to the ways in which futsal can be used as a development tool for football. From defending and attacking to transitional play and goalkeeping, this book provides something for everyone and aims to get you up-and-running fast with over 50 sessions included.
The book also includes a chapter from Head of Coaching & Sport Science, Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno (Chapter 6) on Futsal fitness including Anaerobic Fitness, Aerobic Fitness, General Conditioning and more. The book also includes photographs featuring International Futsal Academy players, taken by our official photographer, Matt Withers.
The benefits of futsal have recently entered the mainstream, with initiatives, facilities, and organisations being created, but there are still coaches who are wary of using the sport to develop footballers. In the ever-changing modern game of football, futsal can give players an advantage over others.
The book is now available from Amazon and Kindle for download.

England 7-3 Sweden

ENG vs SWE FEB2015
England Futsal Senior National Squad played Sweden in London last month in a double header fixture that saw England avenge a 3-1 defeat to win convincingly 7-3 in front of an England Futsal highest crowd attendance record of 1,430 for a home international.
International Futsal Academy Director, Michael Skubala led the England Futsal team to victory in one the strongest performances by England in recent time. By his side, Head of Coaching & Sport Science, Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno, who assisted in his role as England Senior Strength & Conditioning coach. England Futsal treated the fans at the iconic London 2012 venue, the Copper Box Arena, to a thrilling display that saw a professional and organised England frustrate a competent Sweden side,
International Futsal Academy and Loughborough Students talent, James Webb, featured in both matches with consistent performances contributing to England Futsal success whilst adding two more international caps to his collection. Both Friday and Saturday was a tremendous boost for Futsal in England with lots of young supporters enthused and excited by Futsal, wanting to get plenty of photos and autographs.
England: 1 James Dalton (GK; Baku United), 2 Ben Mortlock (c; Sheffield FC), 3 Agon Rexha (Baku United), 4 Doug Reed (Baku United), 5 George Nash (Bristol City FC), 6 Raoni Medina (Reading FC), 7 David Jennings (West London), 8 Luke Ballinger (Chippenham Town), 9 Will Rooke (Loughborough Students), 10 James Webb (Loughborough Students), 11 Richard Ward (Sheffield FC), 12 Stuart Cook (Manchester), 13 Jordan Parker (GK; Manchester), 14 Guillermo Wallace (Real Betis FSN).
England goals: Cook 3, Ballinger 5, 7, 32, Wallace 9, Rexha 25, 37.
Sweden goals: Dana Kuhi 23, Sargon Abraham 35, 35
Attendance: 1,430
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