I accepted an offer to coach at a recent youth training camp in Croatia organised by Futsal Week. I like to get involved in coaching when I can and I am always looking to extend my knowledge and experience. The opportunity to work in a beautiful location with great people was one I wasn’t going to turn down.
The camp was held in Zadar, which is a city located on the picturesque Croatian coast by the Adriatic Sea. The accommodation was located next to a marina and just 1 min walk from the beach so that was where I spent most of my free time. As a group we had a trip to the historic city centre where we went swimming in the crystal clear waters next to the Sea Organ, which creates musical sounds from the waves. It is a great city that I recommend everyone to visit.
We have already discussed about next year’s edition and I would strongly recommend it to any youth players. It is incredible value and provides an unforgettable and enriching experience. I am sure everyone who attends will learn something that makes them a better player and, knowing from my own experience, spending time in another country with different people is very rewarding. I don’t know of anywhere else providing an experience like this in the world. It would be great to see even more players there in 2015.
Next up for FUTSAL WEEK is a youth and senior tournament they are hosting in August at the spectacular Visnjik Sports Venue in the same city of Zadar. With teams from around the world coming it is sure to be another exceptional futsal event and is still open to entries. I won’t be able to attend as I have commitments with my club where I will begin next season’s preparations this week but look forward to hearing all about it.