It has been a while since I posted on the blog. We have been working very hard to promote Futsal across the area.
We are really pleased with how things are going. 5 weeks ago we had our first session of 8 players and this last week we had 16 turn up! That is a great achievement and we are please to see so many players coming back.
It’s been an exciting few months. I believe we are already seeing players becoming better technically and I think it shows that the lads are enjoying the game as most keep coming back so we must be doing something right?!?!?
It has been an interesting few months for East Coast Futsal in Scarborough. We are currently underway with our coaching sessions in town at Pindar Leisure centre, and we have already had 5 with over 20 different players attending. Our session is for adults on Thurs 7-8.30pm.
It’s good to see some are still coming back! The Scarborough Evening News have also been a great help and we are hopefully we will have a report in the local paper in the coming week. This will be excellent for the club and town in general.
We are also working on our 3 year plan to promote the game in the town and again work towards competing in the national league in the coming 2010 season. This would be a great achievement for the club and town.
It is my goal for the club that within 3 years we have had at least 1 player selected for the England Futsal squad and that we are working to help both Scarborough Athletic and Scarborough Town by producing technically sound footballers.
We are now looking to do weekly sessions for Under 16′s and Under 14′s however we will do all we can to help anyone, boys or girls even if you have not played before.
Get in contact and just pop down to a session to see if you enjoy the game of Futsal.
Welcome to East Coast Futsal! We are a newly formed club looking to promote the game of Futsal along the East coast of Yorkshire. The Club is based in Scarborough, but aims at reaching around the district.
We have a passion and enthusiasm to improve players of all ages and our first aim is to start coaching this game for 12-16 year lods. We would also like to see an East Coast Futsal men’s team represent the town in the National league.
Futsal is an up and coming game growing in popularity with the involvement of the FA. For more info view our What is Futsal Page for rules and explanation. We are sure you will see how this fast paced game of skill, technique and tactics can be very exciting and interesting.
We will also have a new look website up and running in the next few weeks but for now we are using this as a way of spreading the word. So if you want to improve as a footballer, learn new skills and tricks or just get involved at one of our coaching sessions we welcome you all to get in touch and be part of out vision to get younsters playing and enjoying this sport, creating a safe and welcoming environment and producing a team the town can be proud of.
Having watched England get beat 2-0 in Spain and last night seeing top of the league Manchester United draw 2-2 with Portuguese team, Porto one thing really stood out for me….the gulf in technique on the ball across the whole team.
Looking at Porto, the team was made up nearly solely of Portuguese players all of whom had excellent first touches, looked composed on the ball and made it look effortless passing it around creating space and the movement of the team as a whole. Yes, Man Utd have awesome players in their own right but I still feel technically on a whole that home grown talent struggles to compete with Spanish & Portuguese players who are leading the way. With players like Torres, Villa and Xavi at the forefront with a player like Fabregas who is not an automatic first choice in the national squad shows the strength the team has technically. Portugal have the worlds best player, Ronaldo in their ranks.
I think one key to this is the introduction of Futsal into Spanish schools 15 years ago. With so man kids exposed to the game it is not hard to see the effect this has had nationally. Before the summer of 2008 Spain had gone over 40 years with no major title and now Spain are ranked 1 in the world.
Futsal is about creativity, control, skill and vision with fast paced fooball and excitement. When I watched the game last night I saw a fluent Porto side show the best team in England a thing or two and when you now watch Spain you can’t help but enjoy the football the team plays.
We are in the process of searching the town for suitable venues to hold our Futsal training and coaching sessions in.
We have been working hard making calls and viewings to many places. We are hopeful we can have a venue secured in the next few weeks. This will help us plan when our first session will take place.
We have also been looking for a large enough venue to play games in when East Coast Futsal have a team in the area and national leagues which we are hoping to have set up by the beginning of June. We believe this will help us create a positive impact in the town and attract many players to the game of Futsal.
If you would like more info on getiing involved, would like to know more about our training or want take part in a training session then please visit our Get Involved page and we will be more than happy to help you.
We are starting to gain interest in our Futsal plans for the area, especially from the FA! This is great news for the club and area as the FA are really getting behind us to get the Futsal coaching and team off the ground.
We have made contact with Simon Walker, FA Futsal Manager for the game, and his admin staff, who are all keen at helping us move forward toward a June start for coaching sessions in town. To start with I am looking to attend a Futsal course in Middlesbrough to learn more about the game and more importantly meet others who can share advice on how to make the team a success to the local area. We hope this will ultimately impact a lot of people around town and improve players.
Making contact with the FA will also allow us to tap into the expertise there and gain a look into how the National squad is run and developed, and we can ensure we follow suit to give all players a goal of one day wearing a England Futsal jersey.
This weekend saw the first knockout stages of the North Riding Mens Futsal Cup get underway.
Currently there are teams from Middlesbrough, York and Leeds participating and hopefully East Coast Futsal will have the foundations in place to take part this summer. It is being run by Middlesbrough Futsal Club and particularly by Damon Shaw the teams manager.
Damon has been working hard and has already obtained FA funding to help reduce cost to teams in order to drive the game forward in this area. Middlesbrough Futsal are part of the National league set up with 1 Engalnd international in the ranks so it will be a great experience to play them in the future and also learn from Damon and the team to help us be successful.
The first game saw Aklam of Middlesbrough beat FC Barca of Leeds 7-2.
If you are interested in getting involved to play and represent the East Coast Futsal team we would love to hear from you.
East Coast Futsal will start coaching sessions in the Scarborough area in mid may. We are primarily looking for players aged 12-16 year 9girls or boys) interested in learning this fast developing and exciting game.
We are currently working hard to find the right venue and date but we will keep you posted as new developments take place.
We are also looking into the possibility of running a free taster day in the area so you can pop along and see what we are about and try out the game for yourself.
We are looking forward to improving many players across the district and would love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more! Go to our contacts page for more info.