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FUTSAL FUTSAL FUTSAL The First Futsal Magazine in U.K

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Scottish Futsal

Helvecia Futsal

Petros Konstantinou

England Futsal

Real Futsal







Be a coach


Knee Injury


Pulpis Tecnical


Marcos Sorato

Scottish Futsal

Stephen Chatila The man from Scotland Futsal As for my own involvement in the sport, I developed an interest in small sided games whilst playing professionally for Nijmeh Football Club in Lebanon in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s and and saw outdoor ‘mini football’ as a great opportunity to sharpen my skills. My first particular experience of indoor Futbol Sala (Futsal) was during a visit to Argentina in 1996. I was astounded by the number of facilities avail able to play the sport, and the first match I watched was between Boca Juniors and River Plate at youth level, with the game tel evised ‘live’ on tv. The skill levels demonstrated by the players in that game reminded me of how good I thought the sport was for developing players, and so when I returned to Scotland I decided to get involved in the sport at adult level and also started Youth Futsal.

Stephen Chatila

Chairman and Head Coach

Along with a couple of friends, we started a youth Futsal training evening and spent a couple of years introducing the sport to a new generation of kids. After a few years there was a fundamental disagreement and parting of the ways with one of the co-founders and so I decided to branch out with youth Futsal only, as that was my area of prime concern and responsibility. 4

And the rest, as they say, is history. I have taken teams to England, Belguim and Spain and won many tournaments, as well as the national First Division on 2 occasions. After many years of only using youth players in our national league teams, we changed the policy 3 years ago and included player/coaches as well so as to provide guidance on the court. This strategy worked very well, and PYF teams have been very successful, narrowly missing out on the national title by finishing runner up in each of the last 3 years. My aim now is to consolidate our reputation as one of the leading clubs in Scotland and the UK, as well as develop the coaching side of things by learning from foreign coaches, running our own coaching courses, and ultimately operating our own Futsal Arena on a full-time basis.

‘Stephen Chatila is the key of Futsal in Scotland.’ 5

Scottish Futsal

The game was officially recognised by the Scottish Football Association in 2001. Perth Youth Futsal has led the way in Futsal’s development in Scotland with the formation of the first youth Futsal leagues in Scotland. These league sessions have proved very popular (150+ participants weekly) and also include talks on youth issues, such as social awareness and responsibility.

The Perth Youth Futsal Story Perth Youth Futsal was officially formed in 2002 but had been running since 2000, and our leagues were the first youth leagues in Scotland. In 2004, PYF was awarded charity status by the Inland Revenue. We are an organisation which promotes the game of Futsal in the context of a positive lifestyle choice for young persons (aged 3 to 17). As well as providing local facilities and opportunities, we also look to participate at International Tournaments. We feel these tournaments provide the opportunity for young persons to engage in a sporting situation with teams from outwith Perth. This further enhances the youth’s development and promotes Perth, the region and the country. In liaison with Tayside Police, The Scottish Executive and Perth & Kinross Council, we arranged to run youth Futsal sessions on Friday night, as this was identified by Tayside Police as being the peak time for youth related calls. Under the auspices of the ‘Making our Communities Safer’, PYF embarked upon a diversionary project aimed at giving youths in Perth, especially problem areas such as Letham, Muirton and North Muirton, an opportunity to partake in a sporting activity, whilst also attending workshops relating to Social Awareness & Responsibility, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Education. 6

These sessions proved to be highly effective and there was an immediate decline in the number of youth-related calls being logged with Tayside Police. PYF also sought to provide the youths with a focus for their participation by providing youth leagues as well as the possibility of embarking on trips to tournaments in the UK and Europe. We have select teams playing in the national Scottish Futsal League. PYF select teams have also featured in both youth and adult International tournaments in places such as Middlesbrough, York, Chester, Sheffield, Hull, Belgium and Spain, returning victorious on many occasions. Perth Youth Futsal has also been running an annual Open youth Futsal tournament since 2004. Previous editions have featured teams from Cyprus, England, Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as the local Scottish teams and we look forward to continuing to run these Open tournaments and welcoming teams from all over the world. PYF runs 2 seasons annually – Spring & Winter, catering for kids aged from 3 to 17 years old. We have also developed a player pathway, enabling older players to continue playing the sport by joining up with one of our teams participating in the adult leagues. We run Open sessions for any kids aged from 3 to 17 years old. and The PYF Academy, where players can aim to achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold skills levels.


Scottish Futsal

In December 2007 we also started our schools coaching programme and provided after-schools Futsal sessions to Letham Primary school on a weekly basis. Letham PS are the first school in Scotland to provide Futsal Coaching sessions in-school, and Pupils from Primaries 3 to 7 are coached by PYF coach Stevie Grieve, who has come through the ranks at PYF and gained his UEFA Futsal advanced coaching qualifications last summer. We are also planning to start school lunchtime sessions, and both programmes are available to all schools in the local area. On another front, PYF made enormous headway in developing their coaching staff and promoting the name of the club. Visits by the club chairman to Spain, Italy and Ireland resulted in many contacts being made and the club were pleased to announce the link up with FC Barcelona, Real Madrid Football Club, Manchester City FC, the top Spanish Futsal club (and current European Futsal Club Champions) Interviu Madrid, and one of the oldest Futsal clubs in Spain Ourense Futbol Sala. Efforts are continuing to develop other links and help develop PYF and promote it’s name. The result of these meeting was that PYF has been linked up with these clubs and they will be providing technical support at this time as well as travelling, playing and coaching opportunities in the near future. Coaches from Spain were in Perth recently to work with PYF coaches to develop Futsal in Perth & Kinross region, and plans have been agreed for a series of games between the 2 clubs at adult and youth levels, as well as the opportunity to travel to Spain in the summer to join in with their pre-season training sessions. ‘Scottish Futsal Squad will take off ? We hope that.’ 8


By A.Diniz

Perth The Futsal Capital in Scotland

Futsal in Scotland has been played in Perth since 1997 10

United Kingdom National Clubs Is there any room for more teams?

Futsal has been growing exponentially around the United Kingdom since 2000 and we can succeed in getting more youngsters participating in this amazing sport. We believe that Futsal in the years to come will be a very popular sport in the United Kingdom, helping players to develop their skills and having another professional opportunity to be footballers. In many countries like Brazil, Spain, Italy, Russia and Portugal Futsal is already a professional sport that attracts thousands of fans who come to enjoy this high-speed game with beautiful skills and actions.

This year 2010 Perth Youth Futsal will be part of the EUFA Cup in later Be part of the Futsal world and give yourself the August, so good luck for the actual chance to be a Ronaldo, Robinho, Kaka, RonaldScottish National Futsal Champions. inho or one of the many other football players that learned their skills through the ‘Futsal School’.

If you wish to be part of that family contact your local county F.A. and register with a club. We want to see you guys in the next edition... We hope to see you in Futsal Fever...! 11

Helvecia were crowned champions of England for the 3rd time in a row today after beating Spartans 11-8 after extra time in a tense affair. They will now travel to Hungary to represent England in the UEFA Futsal Cup.

After competing in the regional competitions 6 teams from around the country had earned the right to fight for the English Championship in the playoffs. These were held in the fantastic surroundings of the brand new Surrey Sports Park facility in Guildford. The 6 teams were Sheffield and Manchester Futsal Club representing the North, Team Utd and Chippenham from the Midlands and Spartans and Helvecia coming from the Southern League. The teams were split into 2 groups of 3 with the winners of each group contesting a final game on the next day. Group A consisted of Helvecia, Sheffield and Chippenham and Group B featured Manchester, Spartans and Team Utd. There would be no draws with any fixtures ending in a tie after 40 minutes going straight to penalties to decide the winner. The first game from Group A was Sheffield v Chippenham and Sheffield showed the kind of form that had led them to the Northern Championship by pulverising their opponents 12-2. A relatively inexperienced Chippenham side showed they still had much to learn despite making huge strides since their formation. The second match would see Chippenham play the reigning champions Helvecia. Even the return, after suspension, of Captain Ballinger could not save Chippenham as they lost 4-12 to the mainly Brazilian outfit. 12

This made for an enticing encounter between Helvecia and Sheffield to see who would go through to Sunday’s final. However this fixture was not as expected as Helvecia caught Sheffield on an off day and showed why they were champions by winning 13-2, a surprisingly large margin. Sheffield’s attempt to press Helvecia didn’t work and uncharacteristic sloppy mistakes sealed Sheffield’s fate. It would be Helvecia who would, therefore, qualify to play in the final against the winners of Group B.

It was the champions of the South vs the champions of the Midlands to open Group B as Spartans took on Team Utd. England international Obasi got Team Utd off to a flyer with an excellent goal on the counter attack. However this only seemed to spur Spartans on and their superior movement meant they eventually won comfortably 6-1. The next game saw Manchester play Team Utd. Again Obasi gave his team a great start as Team Utd took the lead. Despite having the better of the chances Manchester lost the game 3-2. This meant Spartans would be through unless they lost the final group game to Manchester by more than 3 goals. With both teams featuring various former professional futsal players this may not of been as unlikely as it seemed. Knowing they needed goals Manchester opted to use one of these, Reed, as the goalkeeper player for the majority of the game. Either team could have come out victorious but Spartans showed the necessary determination to achieve a 5-4 victory. So it would be a Helvecia and Spartans in the final. 13

The finalists had played in the league just 1 month previously with Spartans winning 9-4. However Helvecia were focused on attaining a different outcome this time and took the lead after 10 minutes of play. Spartans responded forcefully by scoring 4 before Helvecia managed to pull one back before half time to make the score 4-2 at the interval. For most it seemed Spartans would go on to victory as they had been the superior side in the 1st half. Helvecia decided a change of tactics were needed and introduced the goalkeeper player in the 2nd half. Tactically naïve defending from Spartans and some dubious goalkeeping saw Helvecia score a succession of quick goals to regain the lead and make it 5-4. The game then went to 6-4. With Helvecia on 5 fouls and still 9 minutes on the clock Spartans were sure to get the opportunity to take the lead. Spartans scored two 10 meter penalties to take the game into extra time at 7-7. During extra time Helvecia went 10-8 into the lead but the final nail in the Spartans coffin was provided by a couple of incredible referring decisions. Firstly by awarding a free-kick that wasn’t and then allowing it to be taken quickly whilst the referee was still on the pitch. Spartans were substituting keepers at this time and the Helvecia forward put the ball into an unguarded net. This led to the classy Spartans’ No.10 being sent off for dissent and Spartans title challenge disappearing. Helvecia held on and remain the only team to have win the English Championship since its creation three years ago.



The standard of play continues to increase in the English Championship and it is going from strength to strength. One disappointing note was the lack of English talent represented in the final, with only England International Isa Hussein featuring. However it should be noted that both Manchester and Sheffield displayed some very good performances using squads based around English players but there needs to be an improvement in the quality and quantity of coaching available. Clearly there is still much further for futsal to go in England but there are some positive signs.


Petros Konstantinou Cyprus Head Coach

Into the Futsal World I first got to know about futsal back in 1994 when i began my studies as a mathematician at the University of Cyprus. At that time it was so difficult for young people to persue a football carrer (no professionalism) so i had to move on with my studies. The students’ futsal league was the first ever that took place in Cyprus. Playing futsal was so exciting, I considered it to be much more challenging than football - high level technical skills required, limited space and time to react requiring advanced tactical knowledge - so it provided the perfect challenge for me. This way I decided to focus hundred 100% to it.


In 1996 we took part in the World Student’s Championship in Finland getting the opportunity to play at high level international competition. The Cyprus Futsal League and the national team were established in 1999. Guided by my devotion to futsal, I persued a masters degree in Sports Management (at an English university - Leicester) with a dissertation for its Strategic Development in Cyprus. With the assistance of the Cyprus Football Association the plan has been put to effect since 2005. I began my coaching carrer in 2005 and luckilly in 2006 I was appointed as the national team coach. At this point it is really important to point out that, the most difficult job was made at the beginning years of the national team while we suffered our heavy defeats on international level. It is a quite unavoidable stage in order to get the experience of top international competition and mana ge to present a good level team at a later stage. All credit should go to my first coach of the national team Sofoullis Stylianou who managed to persusade the association to create the futsal team and took the really difficult mission.

CFA The Cyprus Association is trying its best to support the sport and promote it in our country. I can say that currently it might be number two in popularity after football. The Futsal Committee under the presidency of George Michanicos has been doing an excellent job the past four years during which we have made important steps in the development of our league. Last year we had the FIFA coaching seminar conducted by Mico Martic, that really gave the tools needed for coaches to really improve their players and teams. It is also important to say that we are lucky to have a group of clubs that have been doing a very good job in order to work on a professional basis despite the limited financial resources. 19

Future Currently we have five players under the age of twenty that have been members of the national team for the past two years and I can definetely say that we have nothing to worry about the future of the national team. We are lucky to have some clubs who have currently produced a number of very good futsal players under the age of ninteen as well. We intend to have a national team playing at least at the same level that is currently performing. It is very difficult to do this because all nations are working very hard to develop themselves and we need to consider this very seriously. We are a small country and it is always very difficult to win any opposition, we have to be really careful in the future and present a team that is keeping its tactical display updated continuously. I need to state that my players have been doing a very hard work all these years under very difficult conditions. Due to the fact they have been working under the status of an amateur athlete, they have to train hard every day after their daily occupational duties. It is really difficult for them but as statistics say, according to results, the futsal national team is one of the most succesful national teams of our country and I really need to thank them for this.

The Dream I wish that futsal someday becomes an Olympic Sport - a key point in my opinion in terms of finance that will allow it to grow and become popular even more. I am certain that some day, futsal will become as popular as football. Accidentally or whatever, its nature as a hybrid of football, basketball, handball or even waterpolo, it makes it very spectacular and it is inevitable that it will be a major success internationally.

‘Great Person, Great Coach’!


Number of players: 8+2 goalkeepers. Number of balls: 11. One in play and five above each goalkpost net.

Tactical 3vs1

Space: Half pitch 20x20 divided in two halves

Purpose: To improve counter attacks of 3vs1 (offensively) to improve the defense accordingly.


In each half we have three attackers and one defender. The goalkeeper begins the drill, throwing the ball to the other half to one of the attackers who need to score playing with one touch of the ball while the defender is trying to stel the ball. There are two outcomes. If they score, their goalkeeper repeats his initiation. If they lose the ball the defender or the goalkeeper is trying to pass to the other half to his attackers who will play the same way (one touch). The defender can switch roles with his teammate attackers accordingly. Variations: Try a limitation of time or number of passes.


England Futsal

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Between April 2 & 3/2010.

England finished runners-up in the 4 nations tournament held in Hereford, England Turkey claimed 1st place with a last gasp winner to beat England 4-3 with only 3 seconds left on the clock. Finland and Malta took 3rd and 4th place respectively. The tournament began on the Friday with Turkey beating Finland 3-2. In the other semi-final it was England v Malta with the home nation recording a 5-0 victory. They dominated the game from the start against an inexperienced Malta side. It was Mortlock who broke the deadlock on six minutes with a simple tap in. This was soon followed by a deflected shot by Colley which went past the helpless Maltese goalkeeper. Obasi made it 3-0 to give the lions a comfortable lead at half-time. The second half was a continuation of the first with captain Ballinger making it 4-0 and the impressive Ursell adding a fifth. The only downside for England was with over 50 shots on goal, they would have hoped to have scored more. However England manager Peter Sturgess will have been more than pleased to get past this tie, where England were favourites, and to get their first ever clean sheet since the national team was formed back in 2004. After the 3rd place playoff where Finland comfortably beat Malta 3-0 the focus was on the final between England and Turkey. The Turkish were the favourites as they are 30 places higher than England in the Fifa rankings. However it had been a close match between the Turks and the Finish and after a confident performance in the semi-final, England had hope of securing a victory.

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After the 3rd place playoff where Finland comfortably beat Malta 3-0 the focus was on the final between England and Turkey. The Turkish were the favourites as they are 30 places higher than England in the Fifa rankings. However it had been a close match between the Turks and the Finish and after a confident performance in the semi-final, England had hope of securing a victory.

The game kicked off and Sturgess’ side looked the better team in the opening few minutes. However Turkey shook their opposition with two clinical finishes from two half chances. This gave them confidence and they controlled the remainder of the first half, be it without converting this domination into goals. It would be the introduction to the game of Ararat winger Ursell that would pull the game back in England’s favour. His technical ability and creativity was the impetus England had been lacking and he scored a brilliant solo effort to make 2-1. Within a few minutes of his entrance he had took England into the lead after playing a crucial role in two more goals, both scored by Ballinger, to make it 3-2. England was now clearly in the ascendency.

However Turkey would regain their domination after a tired Ursell was taken off. Turkey’s far superior passing allowed them to take control of the game with England hardly seeing the ball. The shots reigned in but it was only an outstanding performance by James Dalton in goal that prevented Turkey adding to their tally. However eventually the inevitable happened and Turkey got an equaliser with a powerful strike with three minutes to go. Afterwards England was able to steady the ship a little and it appeared certain the game would be decided in extra time or on penalties.

With seconds on the clock England had a kick in deep in their own half. The ball was playedhigh to Aldred who headed it to the Turkish Yildirim in front of the English goal. Ballinger scrambled back to try and defend but he was turned easily and Yildirim fired a shot past Dalton in goal. The English players looked to the clock for hope but the game was in effect over, with only three seconds to play and Turkey took the title. England maybe deserved more but it was Turkey’s technical superiority that made the difference and nothing more. However there were signs of improvement and England will hope this continues for their next competitive fixture.

Video Four Nations

Champion Copa de Espa単a de Futsal

Il futsal è sorprendente

Le futsal est étonnant

Superb Finals!! That is Futsal

O Futsal e’ maravilhoso... Lindo esporte!!

Λατρεύω Futsal!!!!!!!!!

Volim Futsal!!!!

‫ةيسامخلا مدقلا ةرك بحأ انأ‬

Λατρεύω Futsal!!!!!!!!!

This Finals just gave me a bit more of the passion that I had alread For the Game!!

Ese fue el partido ... Grandioso!!!!!

Is breรก liom Futsal!!!

Be a Coach

How can the coach increase his credibility with his players? The credibility of the coach is a factor that fluctuates. The coach is the figurehead of a team. His daily behaviour doesn’t pass unnoticed by his players. The players note how his coach acts, speaks, feels, organises and directs the trainings, motivates, influences the game, resolves conflicts... In reality the coach is reviewed daily by his players. Whatever he does is perceived and processed by the players so that, according to their values, the coach gaines thier trust or loses it. The credibility of the coach has to do with the power to influence their behaviour, views and interactions of the members of the team. When his goals, method and philosophy are shared, accepted and followed then the coach has earned credibility. The credibility of the coach is not stable or inherent to his role. The daily behaviour of the coach adds or deducts from his credibility. It is like the value of a share on the stock exchange, which is traded upwards or downwards, according to his behaviour. The players are the traders, constantly valuing the share. The player will get closer or more distant from the coach depending on the many situations that happen every day.

What factors increase the credibility of the coach? What aspects does the coach influence that contributes to how they recognise him as their leader? Four factors can be identified that determine the credibility or leadership that the coach has before the players. The coach has full capability to affect three of these.. The coach has limited room for manoeuvre but not total for the fourth factor. These four factors are as follows: 1- Perception of domain knowledge and expertise (In this case futsal is the domain). 2- Ability to lead a team. 3- Knowledge of how to create the atmosphere that will lead to optimal performance (including motivation) 4- The performance of the team.

1- Expert in Futsal. The players will trust the coach the most when they perceive that he knows the sport in depth, perceived to be an expert. The good coach is capable of increasing his players understanding of the game, making them better players. How he trains is an important factor to the time that the players create more or less in his coach. Trainings should be structured, diverse, demanding, competitive, recreational, very much related to the patterns of the game, transfer to the game and are highly rated by the players. The players have enough information and sufficient training to assess the methodology of the coach.


Effective leadership of the team.

It is the appearance that has more weight in the assessment that the players make of their coach. How he manages, daily, the direction of the team is a key factor in the acceptance or rejection of the coach by the players. He is expected to be a good psychologist, the credibility of the coach largely depends on how he presents himself and takes control. Within the leadership of the team those characteristics that bring the players closer to the coach are as follows: · Personal respect. In today’s society nobody will tolerate a lack of respect and everybody deserves an equal amount of respect. A lack of respect should never be tolerated, not even the showing of anger. · Helping attitude. The players need to feel valued and supported. The requirement should not be in conflict with the concern of helping the player and the team grow in the domain of the game. · Generator of a team atmosphere. The coach should foster a climate that builds strong relationships with the players and the rest of the technical team. The coach must be near but not overly close to any player and trying to never be closer to one or more colleagues. Nor can he be too distant, especially not generating fear. Maintaining this closeness and warmth alongside been very demanding is not without its difficulties of course.


路 Assertive communication. The coach has to maintain assertive communication with players, speak clearly but respectfuly. His messages should be clear, specific and concise. He should say what he thinks and do what he says. He should not tell the player what he thinks you want to hear because then it is difficult to change. Even less use rhetorical arguments and cliches that result in not saying anything. 路 Fairness in decision making. The coach takes many decisions. They must not be perceived as arbitrary and unfair. In the 3 decisions the coach has to appear as fair, taking decisions that cater to the clear criteria and objectives set and which does not unduly side with anyone.

路 Consistency with the proposed values. In his behaviour and in his decisions the coach must be consistent in the values he seeks to convey to the group. He has to be an example for them. Small contradictions will be easily detected and result in lost confidence. 路 Manage conflict. It is impossible that the coach is followed totaly by the players of his team, with all being satisfied and internalising all his values and proposals. It is normal, therefore, that conflicts and disagreements arise, including arguments. The coach should know how to manage in a way that will help strengthen the shared values and encourage the growth of the team. 33

¡ Know how to be flexible. The coach has to know how to act in situations that can be uncomfortable but that are not in your hands to resolve or change. In this respect the coach must be tolerant to live in an imperfect world. The controversy may damage the team, but attempts to affect it will prove sterile because it relates to situations on which it is very difficult to act or even more so change. ¡ Emotional balance. The coach is such a reference to whom the players all look to from inside the changing room. It is necessary to transmit emotional balance to the team. After several victories one has to be cautious, restrained, quiet, satisfied and must curb any excessive joy or euphoria. Equally, after a spate of defeats they have to transmit calmness and confidence both in the work of training and in the ability of the team, they have to be optimistic and convinced that the situation will improve. 3 – Motivate create atmosphere of performance. There are many trainers who suffer during competition and the worst thing is that they are seen to be suffering. Coaches are more oriented to not lose than to win. They change their character around the competition. This can be seen as they are usually, nervous, serious, very talkative especially recalling instructions and giving guidelines for the game. The coach must know what the ideal state of mind is needed for performance. They should know how to bring their players and the team together. The opimal atmosphere for performance in the changing room must be created with respect to the individual and collective emotions. Performance comes from positive emotions ( clarity of the task, self-reliance on its implementation, desire, enjoyment, ambition) and without negative emotions (responsibility, urgency, need, obligation, anxiety, fear, anger). The coach has to be as an alchemist capable of creating the mental potion to allow the liberation of individual and collective talent. What ingredients help the coach to create the ideal performance atmosphere?

Clarity of the task and sense of competition. The coach must transfer to each player and the team the automation that enables the players to play without thinking. This is the result of many hours of training. The team constructs, little by little, the game strategy. Challenge or realistic goal. The coach must translate the goal before each game as a challenge or a realistic target, not to easy or too difficult to achieve. The difficultly of each opponent must be exposed to the team so it feels like a real challenge. This will result in the autonomic nervous system activating the production of cortical, a hormone that governs the states of alertness or attention. Live and feel the duel or confrontation with an opponent. Competion is beating an opponent or he will beat you. It is kill or be killed, there is no middle ground. Logicall weapons to overcome this duel with the rival are effort,doing a good job and knowing you have competed. Living the game as a duel helps the nervous system release the adrenaline necessary to impose the work to the rival until the game ends. Self-Reliance individually and collectively. It is necessary for the player and the team to feel competent to allow them to impose their game on the opponent and succeed. A coach with doubts about the potential yield of his team has has the affect of limiting or braking. He must rate the qualities of the team, to clarify the task, identify the weaknesses of the rival and predict the possible difficulties which will arise and offer solutions. All these aspects reinforce the collective self-reliance.

¡ Values related to knowing how to compete. Competitors have the minds of a survivor. After the idea of competing is the value of overcoming. Knowing how to compete involves a process surpassing different stages: 1) overcomeoneself; 2) to overcome the partner and; 3) to overcome the opponent. The reliable competitors are those who search throughout the process. Which work each day to guarantee the ability to compete on match day. ¡ Values shared by the team. Educate certain values in the team which make it easier for the team to achieve the optimum performance in the games. I recommend priotrising, at least, the following values: 1) the importance and role of the team. 2) Giving always, each day, maximum effort. 3) Knowing to compete or try to overcome the challenge provided by any difficulty or adversity and 4) search for the wisdom or the effectiveness in every action, both in training and in competition. Maximum demand. The team is better prepared for competition when coexists daily with a high level of demand on the part of his coach. Does not conflict the requirement with a cordial treatment or affable. The current coach should convince with arguments to support the individual and collective and not in the authority or imposition. 4 – Win... Positive results or just wins. We cannot ignore the fact that the results may have a double effect on the psychology individually and collectively. The results arm or disarm changing rooms, and strengthen or weaken the self individually and collectively. It is true that wins reinforce the work that is being done and methods that have been used, gives credibility to the coach and improves the climate of co-dependability of the teams.

But utilising the victory as the only way to enhance the self-confidence and the internal cohesion of the team is very risky. In addition this makes a win more urgent and, often, more ulikely. In conclusion credibility, leadership and authority. The coach has a power inherent in the role. He has the power of decision. But does not necessarily have the authority inherent in the office job where the effectiveness stemming from its financial year adds to the credibility. The authority of the coach has to do much with how he exercises leadership on the team. The authority of the coach is achieved when the players recognize him as their leader. The authority has to do directly with the credibility, prestige and recognition before their players will allow the management the direction of the team.

The authority is inherent in the leadership or capacity that the coach has to influence their players. By: P.D.O

‘Be a Friend, Be a Person, conquest your players and you will achieve all the throphies’!



Bones & Cartilage


Menisci Medial and Lateral

Ligaments Anterior and Lateral

Tibia The ends of the femur and the patella are covered in articular cartilage (think of the white stuff at the end of a chicken bone). Articular cartilage acts like a cushion and to keep the femur, patella, and tibia from grinding against each other.

Building Strong Legs

Bones and Cartilage The knee sits in the middle of three bones: the tibia (your shin bone), the femur (your thigh bone), and the patella (the knee cap). The patella is a flat, round bone that protects the knee joint

On the top of the tibia, extra pads of cartilage called menisci help absorb the body’s weight (if you’re talking about one, it’s called a meniscus). Each knee has two menisci — the inside (medial) meniscus and the outside (lateral) meniscus.

If you’ve ever had a knee injury, you know that you need healthy knees for many activities and sports, and that getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent knee injuries. What’s in a Knee? To understand knee injuries, first you have to understand the knee. The knee is a joint, which means it sits between the area where bones connect. It’s actually the largest joint in the body. Your knees provide stability and flexibility for your body and allow your legs to bend, swivel, and straighten. The knee is made up of several body parts like bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all working as one. So when we talk about a knee injury, it could be stress or damage to any of these parts.

Cycling is very specific for building quad strength and endurance, which is why it is a mainstay of knee rehabilitation.


Preventing Knee Injuries

Ligaments are like cables of strong tissue that connect bones to bones or cartilage to bones.

cruciate ligaments



Remember, if you experience any symptoms of knee injuries or knee pain, don’t hesitate to tell your coach, parent, or doctor. Limit your activities until you can get treatment or a diagnosis.


Preventing knee injuries from the start is a lot less painful and a lot less hassle than undergoing surgery. If you play sports, always wear appropriate protective equipment during practices and competitions. You’ll also want to make sure you wear supportive shoes that are in good condition and appropriate for Futsal. When it comes to your workouts, always warm up and cool down, and remember to work up to your training program slowly. Suddenly increasing the intensity or duration of your workouts can lead to overuse injuries. Try weightlifting to strengthen your muscles and stretching, Pilates, and yoga to improve your flexibility because strong, flexible muscles help support and protect joints. The way you move also can help you prevent knee injuries. If your sport involves a lot of jumping, make sure to bend your knees when you land, which takes pressure off of the ACL. Do you have to cut laterally or pivot frequently in your sport? Use your joints to crouch and bend at the knees and hips, reducing your chance of a ligament injury.

A doctor may do different things to figure out whether you have a knee injury. Treatment for a knee injury usually depends on the type of injury you have. First, your doctor will ask you questions about your symptoms. The doctor will then examine the different parts of your knee, checking the bones, ligaments, and tendons for any signs of injury. The doctor will probably bend, twist, and turn your knee to look for any signs of an unstable knee joint. Sometimes an X-ray of your knee is needed to get a good picture of your bones. A CAT scan or MRI may also be recommended so doctors can get a better three-dimensional picture of the bones, ligaments, or cartilage. For injuries like mild sprains, strains, and overuse, resting your knee may be one of the first treatments your doctor recommends. Remember RICE: Rest • Ice • Compression • Elevation If your doctor recommends RICE, you should rest your knee as much as possible, use ice packs for a couple of days to bring down swelling, use compression (ACE) bandages, and elevate the leg on pillows or other soft objects. For inflammation and pain, your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. Other treatment for knee injuries may involve using a knee immobilizer or having to wear a cast for a few weeks or months. You also might have to use crutches to get around for awhile. For more serious knee injuries, your doctor might recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedists take care of many kinds of knee injuries, especially those involving sports.He will know how to treat the injury and follow your progress as it heals.

Building Strong Legs Cycling is very specific for building quad strength and endurance, which is why it is a mainstay of knee rehabilitation.

Mr. John Targett Practising at: Spire Hartswood Hospital & Basildon Hospital Specialties: * Orthopaedic surgery o Sports medicine o Sports injury o Spinal surgery o Knee Surgery

Mr Targett has a specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery, including knee replacements, injuries of the knee such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures as well as surgery on the meniscus (cartilage) and to provide a new articular surface for damaged areas of the knee joint. Over fourteen years of consultant experience has given Mr Targett great experience in all aspects of knee surgery including complex reconstructions and post-traumatic injury treatments. He works closely with specialist physiotherapists to ensure the best possible recovery following surgery. Mr John Targett offers assessment of low back pain and associated conditions such as sciatica, and undertakes hip replacement surgery using well-proven implants. Mr Targett’s orthopaedic training was South West Thames based at St George’s teaching hospital. During his time training, Mr Targett gained a wide experience of all areas of orthopaedic surgery before concentrating on knee and spinal surgery. He gained the Higher Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1995, and in the same year was appointed orthopaedic consultant at Basildon Hospital. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and has held a senior clinical management position at a private hospital as well as being Director of Orthopaedics at Basildon Hospital for over five years. For more information or to book an appointment For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761.

Futsal Tactical

Flying Goalkeeper

5 vs 4

Jose Maria Pazos Mendez Pulpis 28/3/1974 Lugo - Spain Thailand Futsal Head Coach

1-2-2 or pyramid attack This system gives you diagonal passing lines and lots variants.


Superiority 5 vs 4 attack. Practical solutions with different positions. Can be used as a system of attack: 1- Very good to attack closed defenses. 2- To keep possession of the ball on the momment that your team are winning the match and do not want the opponent hold the ball. 3- When the opponent is not dominating us and we want to break they rhythm. But always used: 4- As a special situation of the game when your team is behind on the scoreboard. 5- Also in case of a draw.

Most used positions:




Note that on the other hand most of the systems are very flexible and many variants transformations can be made during the game (Example 3-2 becomes 2-1-2 and also 2-3)


Flying Goalkeeper

5 vs 4

Jose Maria Pazos Mendez Pulpis

1-2-2 or pyramid attack This system gives you more controling of the defense lines and most of time the defence are keeped in triangulo. 44

Methodological principles: How to improve on that system? - Explain the system by using the tactics board or video - Implementation of the system against an active defense - Implementation of the details: variants and corrections - Application of tactical exercises to automate the most important movements - Practise technical exercises that apply tactical principles (e.g. possession game) With this type of exercises you can gradually increasing the difficulty. You also can practise natural game situations where the only concern is to attack in superiority and gradually incorporate the difficulty by slowly integrating the difficulties of playing with the flying keeper - Real Game. Workforce management recommendations: It is very important the players are familiar with every system and position. As a coach we also must be attention to the characteristics of our players: - The keeper must have a good quality pass, good tactical knowledge and cool head to face situations of maximum risk. - It is important to note the position of the goalkeeper. (in the center, the sides, in a first line or second line...?) -The players or goalkeeper that is working in the middle or first line has to have a good outside shot. - The players in second line or wings usually must be quick and good finishers. Technical recommendations From the technical point of view we must consider: - Normally it is interesting that players in the first and second line play with the opposite leg. (Right footer on left wing so that way diagonals and shots will be more accurate) - The position of the body is very important - facing half way the team mate and half way the goal - Oriented controls will be useful most of the time - Feints of pass or shot - Peripheral vision - Maximum two touches - Control and pass 45

Obs: the fact that our players play to leg changed, dramatically wide pass options

Flying Goalkeeper

5 vs 4

Jose Maria Pazos Mendez Pulpis

1-2-2 or pyramid attack That way with strong passing and simple movimments, side play ers will have more scoring chances.


Tactical recommendations From the tactical point of view we must consider seven points: 1- We must seek quick ball circulation but we must not confuse this with rushing. 2- Try to get the ball holder a greatest number of pass lines possible. Many times we must predict or anticipate the receiver of the ball. 3- When the defense is in diamond, important to look for passes bypassing lines, either horizontally or vertically, this will not give the defense enough time to adjust their positon. 4- On square or 2-2 defense, we should try to use the space that occurs between the line. Usually in the center. 5- After losing the ball, the only player to withdraw is the goalkeeper, and the closest, and the closest player to the ball should try to block the exit and delay the action. 6- It is interesting that our team handle at least 2 sets of 5 vs 4 to attack so they have different options and variants that will make the attack very objetive. 7- Training and also taking into account the opponent’s defense: 2-2 or square 1-2-1 or diamond Nature of their defensive system: passive (waiting for error) aggressive ( provoke error)

Recommendations on training From the training point of view we must consider: Once we have implanted our system of attack, we should practise it in situations of fatigue, because that way it will be employed. Training as realistic as possible (eletronic scoreboard and stop clock) Play with several factors: The score (with adverse outcome, with a draw...) Play also with the number of faults.


Marcos Sorato Pipoca Crisciuma City Marco Sorato, could you share your story with Futsal Fever? How you started, what was your first contact with Futsal and the reasons that you took the position of coach of the Brazilian Futsal Team? Well, I started in Criciuma province of Santa Catarina in Brazil with a local team as a 10 year old boy. Up to the age of 17 I played within my city. At 17 I was invited by Fernando Ferreti, the former Brazilian National Coach, to play for a professionl team called Tigers Joinville. After my time there I went to Recife and at 19 I arrived in Spain. I played for 14 seasons there and also had the opportunity to be a coach. In the Brazilian team I was assistant coach to Paulo Cesar de Oliveira and he became popularly known as PC de Oliveira in 2005. I learnt a great deal and obtained extensive expererience during that time. PC de Oliveira left the Brazilianian National Team and I received a proposal to take over his position. Working with the National Team is fantastic and I enjoy every single day and each day is another opportunity to learn with the players, the commision and myself. I am so glad to be the Brazilian Head Coach. Did you play football or were you always involved with Futsal? We know that you had a period of success in Spanish Futsal, did this experience help you develop into a sucessfull coach? Like all Brazilians I started in futsal. I had a taste of football but some players follow a football career and others stay in futsal. Futsal is the best teacher for football players. Ronaldo, Robinho, Deco, Ronaldinho, Zico, etc., are just some of the names that have started in our sport and it was no different for me. Indeed I had some excellent seasons in Spain and I feel gratified by contributing to the growth of futsal in that country. 50


Santa Catarina

What do you expect from Futsal for the future? How can futsal become the most popular sport worldwide as in the United Kingdom many still do not know what Futsal is? Futsal needs genuine and true support from FIFA and UEFA. In Brazil futsal is INDEPENDENT, administratively speaking, we manage sponsorships and competitions. If FIFA and UEFA, or the FA in this case, really want futsal to grow they have to work at the grassroots. Children are the key. When countries discover how much futsal helps to develop footballers they will invest without doubt. However they have got to have futsal people managing futsal. Not football people because they are different sports but it will lead to the same results... Building amazing footballers!!

Is there the possibility that one day futsal will experience an international federation to take care of it and give the necessary support for it to take its place in the sporting world? Or is that another battle that futsal will have to face to break this barrier to the recognition, as well as the dream of futsal at the Olympics? It already had it’s own federation and had its own national and international competitions. Today we are in the hands of FIFA, and as I said, they need to look to our sport with affection. They must enhance the grassroots, host a women’s World Cup, and if the COI does not want Olympic Futsal, FIFA should create the world league

as there is with the volleyball league. That way futsal will take its deserved place and be recognised. What are the 10 topics that a good player should get his eyes to achieve their highest performance on the court and what advice you would give positive and negative to the readers of the magazine also your fans and followers? Have Discipline Enjoy Futsal A lot training Have Emotional Balance Put team ojetive first A disire to always improve Learn from more experienced players and coach Respect Friends and ...

Humility .... The advise is to be humble, not only in sports, but also in life, because all of our problems arise by the lack of humility or bloated pride.

For me it has been a pleasure to talk with Futsal Fever. Congratula exchange information with courses, etc.. I’m sure that our sport has dy England, it just needs real and sincere support.

ations to those who fight for our sport and I put myself in the position to ynamism and the spectacle guaranteed to create a great sport in

God’s Plan of Salvation Trust Jesus Christ today! Here’s what you must do: Admit you are a sinner. 1-“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23) 2-“Therefore, just as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and in this way death came to all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12) 3-“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:10) 4-‘‘For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.’’ (Romans 6:23) That means that no men can go to Heaven with sin. The men with sin goes to Hell Good works cannot save you?

1-“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith in Jesus; and this not from yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not by works, so that no-one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven

2-“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this, while we were still sinners. Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) 3- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) 4-Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father (heaven) except through me.” (John 14:6) Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead. 1-“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised him Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.”(Haven) 2-“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified; and with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9,10) 3-“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) What to pray:

Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)

If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian you should: Talk to God in prayer every day. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16) “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

This magazine is a collobration between ourselves and players, teams and adminstrators from around the UK. We appreciate all your support and hope you will continue to help us to improve this edition by emailing us of any errors we may have made in this edition. Therefore Futsal Fever would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that made this magazine possible and we look forward to bringing you further editions in the future.

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