Tuesday 22 May 2018, 23:31

FIFA course in coaching futsal underway in Lima

Under the supervision of Argentinian instructor Vicente De Luise, the FIFA futsal coaching course began on 21 May at the Peruvian Football Association’s (FPF) main hall in Lima and will run until 25 May.

The main objective of the course is to broaden the horizons of futsal coaches. It is targeted at professionals, who have not previously taken part in training organised by the FPF or CONMEBOL, including coaches from the Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD) and the Peruvian University Sports Federation (FEDUP), as well as instructors with clubs forming part of the FPF system.

As well as being a FIFA instructor, De Luise is also the head coach of Chile’s national futsal teams.

In marking the start of the course, Guillermo Echevarria, the head of the FPF’s Development Department, thanked FIFA for the support it provides through the FIFA Forward Development Programme.

“The ongoing training and education of coaches is a cornerstone of the strategic plan for the development of futsal,” said Echevarria. “Activities such as these allow us to give qualified coaches a broader perspective, so they can continue to lend their skills and expertise to Peruvian futsal.”