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Summer of Futsal ahead at MFC Youth Futsal Camps

by Reigan Thompson

Summer is upon us and Manchester Futsal Club are looking forward to kicking off a series of their popular Youth Futsal Camps for both boys and girls to get involved with!

 

This summer, in order to offer more futsal and more flexible arrangements for parents, the club have extended the schedule to give players a full day of different activities (see example below).

 

As part of this exciting youth camp environment, all players that sign up will have the chance to play at the home of Manchester Futsal Club at the iconic National Cycling Centre venue. This will give the players the full experience of what it is like to play for Manchester Futsal Club!

 

TIMES

ACTIVITY

09:00 – 09:30

Arrival and registration – Veledrom Café

09:30 – 10:00

Players free play

10:00 – 11:00

(Skill session and one vs one scenario) Technical

11:00 – 11:15

MORNING BREAK

11:15 – 12:15

Futsal session – technical theme based session

12:15 – 13:00

LUNCH TIME

13:00 – 14:30

3 V 3 Tournaments

14:30 – 14:45

AFTERNOON BREAK

14:45 – 15:45

Futsal game 5v5

15:45 – 16:00

Pick up time

 

Throughout the summer camps, first team players Raducio King, Giles Collier and England Futsal internationals Doug Reed and Jordan Edge will be passing on their vast amount of experience to the players and joining them on the court.

 

The camps will form part of the recruitment process for next year’s Manchester Futsal Club Youth Programme. It is recommended that if players would like to join the club’s Youth Academy or drop-in sessions then the summer youth camps are the best starting point. 

 

 

We caught up with Head of Youth Ilya Ovechkin ahead of this summer’s first Youth Futsal Camps, that begin on the 31st July.

 

 

What can players, and their parents, expect from these summer youth training camps?

 

“This summer we launched a new format for our youth futsal training camps. The camps will include a full day of different aspects of the game. Players will have the opportunity to express themselves throughout the day in team and individual activities. The timetable has been designed to give players the freedom to enjoy themselves whilst learning the game under experienced coaches.”

 

How successful have previous camps been and do we get many youth prospects progressing into the men’s and women’s first teams?

 

“Our camps have been a great success over the past four years. As a club we are always looking to improve our youth programme and we are proud to say that we provide a pathway for players from the age of seven up to the first team. This year we are giving an opportunity for the players to enjoy it further by extending the schedule.”

 

How important is futsal in the development of any footballer?

“First and foremost, it’s important that players enjoy playing futsal. The benefit of playing futsal is that it is a format of football that constantly challenges players to make quick decisions on the court.  Players are required to be technically equipped to deal with different scenarios which is certainly beneficial in helping players transfer the decision-making skills onto the football pitch.”

 

Sounds like it is going to be a great summer of youth futsal in Manchester so don’t miss your chance to sign the kids up. For full information of the camps including a timetable and directions to The National Cycling Centre follow this link HERE.

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