Futsal is taking the world by storm and more youth soccer players are turning to this fast-paced and fun filled game which enhances technique and skill with 1,000s of touches on the ball. Widely recognized as a key developmental tool by the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Assocation, the top soccer players in the world plays Futsal — yes, Ronaldo and Messi are just two of many world-class players who play Futsal.
Keith Tozer, the current US Men’s Futsal Coach, spent 5 days with 28 coaches conducting the FIFA Futsal Coaching Course. This course covered the basic techniques and advanced tactics of futsal. Coaches participated in discussions and training activities designed for coaches who wish to lead high level youth futsal training sessions and matches. “This was the first futsal coaching class offered in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Keith Tozer did a terrific job over the 5 day period. The coaching course was non-stop futsal to help coaches understand the game of futsal, and to apply it to our own curriculum. It was an amazing experience,” said Craig Harrington, TCIFA Technical Director. “The FIFA Futsal Coaching Course was such a great way to educate coaches on the fundamentals of futsal. It was eye opening experience for the coaches who completed the course.
“Futsal is the future! Our youth is the future! From improved footwork, to better movement off the ball it’s clear that futsal enhances technical and tactical knowledge. The likes of top professional players Ronaldo, Messi and De Gea have paid tribute to the beneficial effects of playing futsal in their youth,” said Harrington.
ABOUT Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) – TCIFA is a non-for-profit organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIFA has been in operation since 1996, and a member of FIFA, since 1998. Persons interested in becoming volunteers should contact the General Secretary at 941-5532.
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