The Irish FA Foundation will be delivering two futsal coaching courses in Belfast next month.
The Futsal Introductory Award and Futsal Level One Award courses are being held at Stranmillis University College – and both will be run by Irish FA Foundation Futsal Development staff.
The Irish FA Foundation hopes the education provided will enable more coaches to gain an understanding of the game and lead to greater participation at grassroots and domestic level.
The Futsal Introductory Award is being staged on Monday 11 June (10am to 1pm, cost: £30), while the Futsal Level One Award course is running from Tuesday 12 June to Thursday 14 June (9.30am to 4.30pm each day, cost: £225 including lunch).
The Futsal Introductory Award is an attendance-based award aimed at volunteers, parents, teachers and aspiring or existing coaches working in the area of grassroots football that are keen to start futsal programmes within their club and community set-ups.
The course is three hours in duration, with both theoretical and practical content. Participants who complete the course will be presented with an Irish FA Foundation Futsal Introductory Award and resource booklet.
The Futsal Level One Award is an assessed award and the foundation sees it as an important step to progressing the game of futsal in Northern Ireland and further developing the knowledge of the game among all coaches. The curriculum includes technical instruction, tactical development, conditioning, set pieces, goalkeeping and laws of the game.
The course is three days in duration (21 hours) with both theoretical and practical content. Participants who complete the course will be presented with an Irish FA Foundation Futsal Level One Award.