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UEFA´s Coach Education seminar

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A pilot UEFA futsal coach education seminar has taken place at the Royal Spanish Football Federation´s in Madrid´s  complex. The objective of the four-day event was to fine-tune futsal coach education criteria at UEFA B licence level by showing essential elements of a futsal coaching course which could be implemented at national level. The course content was based on guidelines stipulated in the UEFA Coaching Convention.

"Education means progress," said Javier Lozano at UEFA´s first Futsal Coach Education seminar in Spain, aimed at continuing the game´s development throughout 2013.

UEFA began to organise European futsal tournaments in the mid-1990s, and futsal has advanced rapidly in terms of quality, while coaching and coach education have also developed alongside it. UEFA stages the UEFA European Futsal Championship for national teams and the UEFA Futsal Cup for club sides.

Three national team coaches gave presentations. José Venancio López, in charge of reigning European champions Spain, talked about futsal teaching methods, tactical skills and leadership; Italy´s Roberto Menichelli highlighted individual skills in game situations; and Portugal´s Jorge Braz portrayed the organisation and managing of a futsal training session. Practical sessions examined other training aspects of this popular branch of the game.

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