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This weekend I have been in Milan, Italy to translate a clinic held for futsal coaches. Presenters included Venancio López, Head Coach of the Spanish National team and Andrés Sanz, who has been educating coaches in Spain for over 15 years.
|Providing translations for Venancio|
For me, Spain’s way of playing is the best in the world. Despite losing the World Cup in the final I think that Spain are ahead of Brazil and I think the distance between the two nations will increase over the next few years. I believe this because in the past most of the top players from Brazil played in Spain. This created a situation where Brazil´s technical mastery, combined with Spain´s tactical understanding, led to the formation of incredible players such as Neto, Schumacher and Gabriel. With the economic situation in Spain leading to a reduction in salaries this is no longer the case. Brazil struggled in the final against Spain in Thailand and I think in Colombia 2016 Spain will go on to win the competition.
|Sanz discusses some tactical points|
Andrés Sanz topic was “Current trends in the teaching and training of individual technique and tactics”. He talked about the methodology of integrated training, which I discussed recently here, he utilises in his coaching. He detailed the different types of training that can be used to teach various concepts of the game. I especially enjoyed his practical sessions, some of which I will definitely use in my future coaching.
|58 Coaches from 9 Countries|
It was a pleasure to work at this event, not just because I was able to listen to these leading experts discuss their ideas during their presentations and sessions but also the downtime where we would chat and discuss the game. It was great to hear Andrés and Venancio give their insights and talk about experiences from their distinguished careers in futsal.