September 13, 2021

Over the next 6 months I will doing my UEFA Futsal B course in Finland where I will learning from the vastly experienced Finnish Head Coach Mico Martic and his team, whilst learning beside other candidates from across the world. I am excited to be pushing my boundaries and to be learning from different cultures.

The course covers many learning objectives including the below:

  • develop the team´s performance in different phases of the game and in accordance with
    the technical/tactical principles of futsal
  • develop individual qualities of players in different phases of the game
  • develop individual physical qualities of players in accordance with the principles of
    strength, speed and endurance training
  • understand the meaning of holistic life management for the development of an athlete
  • recognize the meaning of interaction skills and the effects of different coaching styles on
    the holistic development of the players and the team
  • develop the cooperation of the team by leading the team
  • guide the players to take responsibility for their own development
  • plan and implement holistic training processes on annual, periodic, weekly and training
    session level, taking into consideration the starting levels of the players and the team
  • analyse the fruition of the plans and based on the analysis develop the training processes
  • understand and follow futsal laws of the game

Coaching continues to evolve and it is important that our Academy and Teams do likewise.

Once I return from Finland mid next week I will arrange to host a Futsal Escocia coach education day at Michael Woods towards the end of October (date tbc), in preparation for the winter leagues. The course will cover the following:

  • the rules of the game
  • basic formations
  • training methods
  • the difference between football and futsal
  • the benefits of futsal

Please let us know know if you would like to be involved.