The Irish FA will be delivering two Futsal Coach Education courses at Stranmillis College, Belfast next week.
The Futsal Introductory Award will take place on Thursday 11th August from 09:30 to 12:30 at a cost of £30. The first ever Futsal Level One Award will take place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August at a cost of £225 which includes a buffet lunch each day.
The Futsal Introductory Award is an attendance based award is aimed at volunteers, parents, teachers and aspiring or existing coaches working in the area of Grassroots Football that have a desire and the confidence to start Futsal programmes within their club and community setups.
The course is 3 hours in duration, with both theoretical and practical content. Participants who complete the course will be presented with an Irish FA Futsal Introductory Award and resource booklet.
The Futsal Level One Award is an assessed award and is an important step to progressing the game of Futsal in Northern Ireland and further developing the knowledge of the game amongst all coaches. The curriculum includes: Technical Instruction, Conditioning, Set Pieces, Goalkeeping and a Referee Award.
The course is 3 days in duration (18 hours) with both theoretical and practical content. Participants who complete the course will be presented with an Irish FA Futsal Level 1 Award.
Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor lectures and indoor practical sessions. Candidates should also bring writing materials.
Application forms for the courses can be downloaded by logging on to www.irishfa/futsal and search via the Futsal Coach Education pages. Coaches can also pay for the courses online.