England National Futsal Coach Delivers to Cornish Coaches
Last night we were delighted to welcome England U19 National Futsal Head Coach Pete Vallance to Cornwall to deliver a CPD event to coaches from around Cornwall.
The event focused on Futsal: Techniques and Tactics and for most of the coaches who attended this will have been their first ever taste of the game. Futsal is growing in popularity across the Country with many more people now getting involved, in Cornwall the Girls Football League already run a winter Futsal League and over the coming years other leagues may also look to implement Futsal into their schedules.
The evening began with a theory session that looked at the history of Futsal and its identity, how the pathways in other Countries vary from that in England, some of the Futsal basics including the laws and the main differences between this and football.
Next the group made their way to the sports hall for a practical demonstration where they were joined by players from the Girls ACC and Bodmin Youth who were participating in the session. Over the 90 minute session Pete delivered a number of practices ranging from 4 v 4 through to a full Futsal game incorporating the laws discussed before. To finish off the event the group went back into the classroom and were asked about the key messages they would take away, how they could implement what they had learnt in their own clubs and were giving an insight into what is covered on the Futsal Level 1 Course explaining about tactical formations.
We would like to thank Pete for coming down to deliver the event, the feedback we have had so far has been fantastic and we hope this encourages more clubs around the County to deliver Futsal. We would also like to thank the players and parents from the Girls ACC and Bodmin Youth for coming along on the evening to be part of event.
Here is what some of the coaches who attended had to say about it;
Jim H from the East Cornwall Youth League;
"Yesterday’s course was excellent and really enjoyable. Pete was very informative and knowledgeable and his presentation was both interesting and enthusiastic so please pass on my thanks to him.
Also the girls from Cornwall ACC were fantastic so they should be very proud of themselves and again please say well done to their coaches and let them know that the girls were great last night."
Mr Choughs on Twitter;
"Massive THANK YOU to @cornwallfa @Pete_Vallance for holding the Futsal CPD event at Newquay yesterday. One enthusiastic U8’s coach @STDAYAFC1 Really appreciate the support shown from coaches, parents & players who really excelled in the session #coachdevelopment #wintertraining"
If you are interested in attending our next Futsal Level 1 Coaching Course email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest!
Fancy watching some live Futsal? England are playing 3 games this weekend (1st/2nd Dec) in the 4 Nations tournament, you can catch the games online via the link below;