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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsSPEAKER 1: As you would have seen, using a games-based approach is one the cornerstone of the faith coaching fundamentals. When working with young players, it's vitally important to allow them the opportunity to play games that are realistic, relevant and appropriate to their stage of development. Futsal is one such game that can deliver many of the desired returns associated with a games-based approach.

Skip to 2 minutes and 30 secondsSPEAKER 1: Futsal and other small-sided games must be used for players to express their newly acquired skills, abilities, and decision-making within this carefully crafted, playful environment. The game of futsal is perfect for a more playful approach. The game itself challenges the players' ability to cope with limited time and space, and the high levels of repetition in the area of ball contact, physical literacy, and decision-making. Futsal provides many tactical challenges. Under the guidance of a knowledgeable coach, the players can experience pressing, zoning, counterattacking, and rotational movements, all with a game that is highly motivational to the young player.

Futsal

As you will have seen, using a games-based approach is one of the cornerstones of the FA’s coaching fundamentals.

When working with young players, it’s vitally important to allow them the opportunity to play games that are realistic, relevant and appropriate to their stage of development.

Futsal is one such game that can deliver many of the desired returns associated with a games-based approach.

Further reading

Futsal - Laws of the Game

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Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players

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