Tuesday, 17 January 2023

EDITORIAL 80: EMÁSF REVISTA DIGITAL DE EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA

It was an honour to be invited to write the editorial for the number 80 of the "EmásF" Revista Digital de Educación Física. The topic of this editorial is my personal experience coaching the Libya Futsal National Team in the last CAF African Futsal Cup of Nation celebrated in Layounne (Western Sahara) in 2020. It is written in Spanish and its title is: "Copa de África de futsal-Marruecos 2020: Reflexiones y Enseñanzas". Check the links below to download either the editorial alone or the full journal.


DOWNLOAD THE EDITORIAL HERE!


DOWNLOAD THE FULL NUMBER 80 HERE!


If you prefer to check the digital version of the journal in an online reading app, please follow the next link or click here to go directly. 

Thursday, 8 December 2022

SAUDI ARABIA FUTSAL NATIONAL TEAM ADVENTURE

It has been a while since my last post. Apologies! But it has been a long year and half that I will try to resume through little text and a lot of pictures.

On the 4th of July while I was in San Diego, half working and half relaxing I received some messages from Andreu Plaza Alvarez. A week later, when I as already back in the Bay Area, Andreu and I had a conversation and we agreed our new adventure. After 10 years at FC Barcelona, Andreu was going to sign with Saudi Arabia Football Federation as head coach for the Saudi Arabia Futsal National Team and he offered me to go with him.

On the 6th of August we landed in Riyadh on our way to Dammam, the city where we would live. The adventure begins!

AUGUST 2021: OUR FIRST TRUOUTS


APRIL 2022: ASIAN CUP QUALIFIERS-UAE-JOB DONE!


MAY 2022: GULF OLYMPIC GAMES-KUWAIT- WON SILVER MEDAL!



MAY 2022 WEST ASIAN FUTSAL CUP-KUWAIT-WON SILVER MEDAL!


SEPTEMBER 2022-ASIA FUTSAL CUP-KUWAIT-AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT!


OCTOBER 2022: NATIONAL COACHING CONFERENCE-RIYADH-

And we hope that the adventure continues for a long period of time. It has been amazing to be working again with a national team, adding new experiences to my life and learning about a new country and a new culture. Let's hope 2023 can be as successful as 2022 was!

Monday, 22 February 2021

INJURY PREVENTION IN THE WORLD'S BEST SPORT: FUTSAL

Tremendous honour to collaborate with Global Sport Care YouTube Channel hosted by Dr Markus Laupheimer from Swiss Sport Care covering futsal, injuries, & prevention. Interview brought up great memories!

Below you can see some slides from the interview.





Full PDF from the presentation can be downloaded completely free from HERE!

Also, to watch the interview simply click here or watch below.





Tuesday, 16 February 2021

ONLINE FUTSAL CERTIFICATES (AMERICA SCORES COACHING SUMMIT 2020)

Last year I presented at the America SCORES Coaching Summit 2020. Presentations were some of the top upvoted out of them all. Due to the high demand for access, America SCORES had it cut up into individual lessons and plan to make it available on their CoachTube channel.



"Fitness Conditioning for Futsal Players on a National Team"

I cover my personal experiences coaching at the England National Team, the PFL USA National Team and the Libya National focusing on the fitness aspects, some conditioning drills, fitness tests and how to control and monitor players' recovery and regeneration.




"Futsal & SSG: How they benefit soccer"

All about my thoughts about the football family, a logical progression to teach it and how futsal fits into this football pyramid (1v1-(2v2)-3v3-5v5-7v7-9v9-11v11).




All proceeds to support America SCORES from both courses.

Friday, 8 January 2021

ONLINE FUTSAL COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Hello everyone, please see below the online Futsal Coaching Education Programme that Sergio Gargelli (Head Coach for China Futsal National Team) and I (Head of Performance for Bay Area Futsal Club) are delivering together since September to several organisations such as the Futsal Association of Trinidad & Tobago. Have a look to the video, the pictures and the info and let us know if you have any questions.

The programme has four different levels covering everything related to futsal from grassroot to elite level. Also, how futsal can help to develop the modern football player. We are always open to collaborate with different associations, federations or clubs. 
 

SERGIO GARGELLI


DANIEL BERDEJO-DEL-FRESNO

THE COACHING COURSES LADDER

BASIC LEVEL

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL PRO



Saturday, 14 November 2020

THANKSGIVING FUTSAL CAMP 2020


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THANKSGIVINGS FUTSAL CAMP

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Amazing news that I will be leading a futsal camp for Burlingame Soccer Club using our
Bay Area Futsal Club coaching methodology.

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Monday 23rd to Friday 27th November 2020

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9am to 12pm
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Burlingamer Sports Centre
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Spots limited
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Sunday, 1 November 2020

ENGLAND FUTSAL HISTORY

NOTE 1: Before even starting this post, I would like to acknowledge my co-author, English futsal pioneer and friend, Mr Kevin Bryant for all the help to put this document together. Also, I would like to give a million of thanks to Mr Mark Potter, another futsal friend and Scottish futsal pioneer for providing valuable information, pictures, chats with me and most importantly for connecting me with Mr Geoffrey Payton. Geoff is the another English futsal pioneer! Mr Geoffrey Payton (according to all the information collected) is the person who started futsal in Colne (Lancanshire) in 1988. A fantastic history behind that needs to be unveiled. Muchas gracias Geoff!!

INTRODUCTION

"Futsal" started on the 8th of September of 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani, a teacher in Montevideo (Uruguay) created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs. This new sport was originally developed for playing on basketball courts, and a rule book was published in September 1933. Ceriani's goal was to create a team game that could be played indoor or outdoor but that was similar to football. Ceriani, writing the rule book, took as examples the principles of football (the possibility to touch the ball with every part of the body except for the hands), and he took rules from other sports too: from basketball the number of team players (five) and the game duration (40 actual minutes); from waterpolo the rules about the goalkeeper; from handball for the field and goal sizes. Futsal, fútbol sala and futebol de salão will be covered on this project. 

Most of the images on this timeline has been hyperlinked on the PDF document to the original source of information. Click on them to learn more about those events.


OBJECTIVES

The objective of this research has been three-fold: a) to recognise and acknowledge the people that got involved and helped in this process; b) to document the history and the steps of development that futsal took in England and c) to know the history, to understand the present and improve the future (very similar to Carl Sagan’s quote). 

Of course, when this type of studies are carried out, there is the risk to miss out information or key point. We apologise in advance if that has happened. It was not our intention. We would like to encourage anyone that has more information to help us to fill in some of the gaps or to send us documents that prove some key point of the futsal history in England.

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CONCLUSIONS

One more time, and as I mentioned before when this type of studies are carried out, there is a huge risk to miss out information or key point. We truly apologise in advance if that has happened. It was not our intention. Therefore, if you have any piece of information that you think it should be included, we would like to encourage anyone to help us to fill in some of the gaps or to send us documents that prove some key point of the futsal history in England.

These last two months doing this personal project have been amazing . I only hope that you, readers, enjoy reading this document as much as I enjoyed researching, talking to Kevin, Mark, specially Geoff and others from all around the world. It has been an unforgettable experience.  

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

Again, thanks Kevin, Mark and specially Geoffrey. I really think that English futsal has been very unfair with you and here are "my two cents" to the cause. 


NOTE 2: One more note, remember that once you have downloaded the PDF document, the 90% of the pictures are hyperlinked to the original source of information. Follow the links for more deep information about it. Enjoy!