Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Today’s post is going to be a mix of three aspects. Firstly, I would like to give you some resources about how futsal can develop a football player. The second one will be an interesting piece of news about a specific match. And finally, I will show you a new futsal magazine that has just been launched in England, for which I have written a guest column.

After this short introduction, let’s start with the first topic: Can futsal be a means to develop football players? In February, I read an article in a Spanish newspaper about how Pep Guardiola uses futsal skills to train at F.C Barcelona (click here to read the article translated into English by Google Translator). The article was based on several videos done by professional futsal coach Miguel Rodrigo. Currently, Miguel Rodrigo is the Japan Futsal National Team Head Coach and he has created a series of videos comparing futsal and football matches. Here you can see all the videos:

Secondly, I would just like to let you know that on the 27th May F.C. Barcelona will play a futsal game to collect funds for the Maratón de la Pobreza (Marathon for Poverty). The teams will be coached by Pep Guardiola and future F.C Barcelona manager Tito Vilanaova. It is a very interesting game to watch.

In addition, this week a new futsal magazine – Futsal World Magazine: Inside the world of futsal... – has been launched in England. I have written a guest column about very basic specific futsal fitness for the first issue. Click here if you would like to read the piece.

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