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Introduction to Futsal

This module helps you gain insight into coaching the game of futsal and how to get started with your team.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Type:




30-60 minutes

Minimum Age:


About the course

The Introduction to Futsal Online CPD module aims to help learners gain insight into coaching the game of futsal.

This is an online module, and you don’t need any previous futsal experience or qualifications before signing up.

In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you’re good to go.

Once you’re signed up, you’ll cover the following topics:

  • An overview of futsal: what is futsal and why does it require skilful players?

  • Getting started with your team: where can you play it and what might training look like?

  • Helping your players: team-based messages and core technical skills that you can share with your players.

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What you'll learn on this course

On completion of the Introduction to Futsal module, you will be able to:

1. Describe and apply the fundamental laws of futsal

2. Describe how playing futsal requires skilful players

3. Facilitate game-based activities which develop core technical skills 

4. Share some key messages with players about how to attack and defend as a team

Course Breakdown

Find out what futsal is, how it emerged and read about some of the basic rules of the game.

Discover how futsal allows players more opportunities to practice every skill.

Find out the spaces in which both youth and recreational futsal can be played.

Read our top tips and practice ideas to create fun and engaging futsal sessions for your players.

We look at the five key principles of futsal and how you can help your team.

Learn the ten core skills of football and how you can help your team develop their skills.

Frequently asked questions

No. You don’t need any previous futsal experience or qualifications before signing up for this course.

All you need is a FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

You will need to login using the email address that is on your FAN and the associated password.

If you don’t know which email address you have registered to your FAN, you can click on ‘Sign in using FAN’ or ‘Forgotten email?’ where you can either sign in using your FAN or enter some details to find your registered email address.

If you don’t know your password, click here and click on ‘Forgotten password’ and follow the instructions to reset it.

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