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Want Access to some Great Futsal Coaching Material?

Want access to some great Futsal Coaching material?

If so use link below, shared by Albert Sabate – Futsal Coach & Co-Coordinator

Principle of Playing the Futsal Pivot Position

I have watched several UEFA B plus coaches work on the technique of the ‘pivot’ player both in football and futsal.  None have gone into the depth of thought showed by Albert.

It is important both as a player and a coach to understand  pivot position; a weak pivot will see your team struggle; a dynamic pivot will put opposition defense onto their back feet.


This is Last Week before Leagues Summer Break

Under water footballEnjoy those balmy days round swimming pool with a bottle Sangria too hand.

Summer breaks are a welcome break for ‘organisers’ too, but not a complete break. The LFA has just sanctioned GFL Laws and Management Rules for 2019/20 season. Everyone will get a pdf copy in due course. Or should I say when a professional has taken them from a KB word format and into a professional pdf format.

The follow on from the Laws & Management document will be a League Welfare process for teams. System FA has used in past has not been ‘fit for purpose;’ surprised it has taken them so long to realise. Last month I re-sat the Welfare Course as a starter to updating Welfare Processes. All will be in place for September restart.

For most teams, those attached to a club, it will mean affiliating as a futsal team through your club to play futsal. Your club in turn will affiliate you to the Lincolnshire County FA to play futsal. Once registered with a ‘club’ the club will then check right people are running team.

Teams not affiliated to a club the process will be similar, cannot say more as I am waiting for clarification.

National League team Sheffield FC have made contact for an August friendly in preparation for their FA National league Season. Another chunk of my August break taken.

Add into all this ‘project new venue’ which is currently a paper trial, that if all goes to plan, becomes a funding operation. More lost August hours.

Just as I was about to close I get a phone call nudging me ‘when are League starting u9 matches?’ I promise shortly and at same time feel my nose start elongate.

Enjoy your break, I’m determined to make most of mine.

League Organiser

Kevin Bryant

Article I have copied describing how futsal started in Iran. It should be noted Iran are nearly always in the top 5 FIFA futsal list

The history of futsal in Iran became from more than 50 years ago, they were playing on asphalt 4*4 or 5*5,

Or even 3*3 (they called it Goal-Koochik) means small size game.

After that we started real Futsal in Ramadan month, after Iftar, in this month, the football tournaments were closed and all clubs participated in futsal at the nights. With good TV coverage and a lot of fans.

Few years passed and we started our league of futsal step by step, first we invite football clubs to participate and then others understand that investing in Futsal is easier than football and we had Futsal clubs.

Till now we are running these leagues for more than 15 years in 5 divisions for men’s and 3 for women.

But how we are supporting these leagues and how we convince children to play futsal is another matter

[07:48, 9/7/2019]: Hereby I would like to mention some important ideas which helped us before and now

[07:51, 9/7/2019]  1ts areas for this purpose

[07:53, 9/7/2019]  we started a program to show families which all the best football players started their careers from Futsal because it gives more opportunity to play with the ball to everyone and improves technical and tactical aspects together

[07:56, 9/7/2019]- starting Futsal tournaments in the football’s offseason was very nice because we gathered a lot of fans and TV and sponsors came for them

[07:59, 9/7/2019]   then we reached to a Futsal league with its professional players and national teams. So it was a good motivation for them to play in the national team in AFC or FIFA cups

[08:02, 9/7/2019]  Last year, we had Futsal in youth Olympic in Argentina 🇦🇷 and I heard which the Olympic Committee is looking to put Futsal in their games instead of football. I think it will help our sport more than before and sponsors will come to it.

[08:03, 9/7/2019]All of the above-mentioned reasons helped our national team to reach the 3rd rank of FIFA world cup 2016, and also 3rd in FIFA’s Futsal monthly ranking