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Futsal plans to extend to provinces

The Solomon Island-based Brazillian coach says in futsal football the players must be innovative.

They can create their own soccer field from a basketball court to start playing the game – there is no need for a futsal soccer field.

Schmeling is conducting a week-long FIFA futsal course at the Don Bosco Technological Institute in Port Moresby this week.

In futsal football players must be creative in what they do on the field; it is about skills and techniques, he said.

He said the course programme was hectic for the participants who came from Port Moresby, Wewak and Manus.

Schmeling said morning sessions of the course were all on theory while the practical sessions took place in the afternoon.

The theory sessions cover futsal laws of the game, characteristics and methodology of a futsal coach, futsal techniques, futsal tactics (marking/attacking, transition/set-piece), physical preparation, goalkeeping, annual plan and futsal development plan.

The afternoon practical component include a futsal technique session, tactical practical session, goalkeeping session and consolidation.

Schmeling who is the Solomon Islands futsal coach is hoping to see a team from PNG play in the World Futsal Championships.

Solomon Island has been a regular in futsal and beach soccer on the world stage and he hopes PNG would one day be the same.

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