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Futsal programme goes grassroots

Futsal programme goes grassroots


St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation is hosting a FIFA Futsal Grassroots Festival “Skills for All,” which ends tomorrow April 9.

The programme, which is being overseen by Keith Tozer, commissioner of the Professional Futsal League, aims at teaching participants about introducing futsal to youngsters in a fun way.

The packed course began last Wednesday, with 25 local coaches attending.

After gathering the knowledge by the course attendees, 60 children will then be engaged in a festival tomorrow, as the coaches put their expertise in practice.

This latest course comes just over two months after the hosting of a four-day CONCACAF sponsored Futsal course, conducted by Constantine Constant.

Then, 21 of this country’s football coaches attended the programme in January, which served as an introduction to Futsal.

Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size four ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height.

Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to

basketball) with time-outs permitted, according to information provided by websites familiar with the game.