Saturday, 8 April 2017


It is my pleasure to inform that again I will be collaborating with The Khalsa Football Academy. After the success that we had in September 2016, my good friend Bal Singh and myself decided to try to continue finding ways to develop futsal in England.

This time it will be with a Futsal Coaching Course that it will be delivered on Sunday 9th April. We will cover the main tactical aspects of futsal. 

Also, Monday (10th), Tuesday (11th) and Wednesday (12th) we will deliver a futsal camp for kids aged 11-15 years old. Both activities will be in Letchworth.  

During the activities and the different sessions kids and coaches will be helped by FA Futsal National League players and England Futsal players.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Friday, 10 February 2017


Great futsal opportunity and family event put on by a local professional Futsal team, La Famiglia Futsal Club.
Join La Famiglia team members as they host a Fundraising Event offering futsal clinics for boys and girls (2002-2005 birth years) followed by a fun Professional Futsal exhibition game for the entire family. Clinic spaces are limited so register now!
When: February 17,2017 starting @4pm
Session 1: 2002-2003 4-5:10pm
Session 2: 2004-2005 5:10-6:20pm
Exhibition Match kickoff 6:30pm
Where: Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94306
Costs: Clinic+Match $80 (includes training, La Famiglia tshirt, water bottle and 1 raffle ticket); Match only $5
For more information contact:
Call or Text: (650) 888-7086
About La Famiglia FC:
La Famiglia Futsal Club is the culmination of a family’s lifelong dream. Their ultimate goal is to bring beautiful, professional Futsal to the Bay Area, and along the way, provide outlaying communities with the opportunity to play Futsal and grow together through the sport. La Famiglia FC is a group of family members who all grew up playing soccer and futsal together in the Bay Area. Along the way they added their close soccer friends from over the years. La Famiglia FC is truly a family of soccer and futsal players, coming together to promote something special. They all love to play the game and believe it can be a great vehicle for peace, unity, diversity, community, and positive change.  
La Famiglia played their first professional season in the Major League Futsal (MLF) as a new franchise team in 2016. They placed 1st in the Western Conference and made it into the playoffs, where they lost in the semifinals to a great opponent from Mexico (Knowens Futsal). La Famiglia also played in the Regionals and Nationals Tournaments reaching the Finals in both. The team is growing stronger as they train hard for the upcoming season and they are looking forward to traveling to Hawaii to participate in an international tournament with teams from all over the world. More about La Famiglia @

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


The full session with the individual graphs and explanations can be checked in LA WEB DEL MISTER. From Simply Sport, we would like to thank LA WEB DEL MISTER for sharing our sessions to the community.

We strongly believe "sharing is caring" and the only way to improve is to share our experiences and knowledge.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

SIMPLY SPORT ON TWITTER Sport has its new Twitter account. The account started about 6 months ago, but it is now officially confirmed as the Twitter feed for Simply Sport. 

The new account will help to spread out the publications published in our Simply Sport blog as well as publish futsal drills, comments, papers, researches, events... related with sport, physical education, exercise, physical activity, sport science, coaching, training, education, CPDs...

Please follow us on: @SimplySport_DBF

Friday, 2 December 2016


I would like to thank "La Web del Mister" for publishing one of our futsal sessions delivered to our U8-U9 futsal players. The session was performed on the 30th November with the World United Futsal Academy team that will participate in Rocklin (California) in the US Youth Futsal Northern California Regional Championships and will travel to Barcelona (Spain) at the end of December. In Barcelona, we will have a futsal training camp at FC Barcelona Futsal and will participate in the World Futsal Cup 2016.

The session has been published in Spanish and English and you have full access in both languages following the next link:

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


I am very glad to announce that I have been invited to deliver a futsal workshop with kids and a futsal coaching certificate in Bermuda. As Futsal Coaching Director at the World United Futsal Academy, I will travel to the islands at the end to October to participate in the events organised by our friend Peter Rickards. 

World United Futsal Academy is commited to be the leading futsal organisation in the country, and again it has showed its commitment to the cause participating in these events. The Futsal Coaching Certificate Level 1 will be the third educative event after the one held in Palo Alto in August and the second one in Sacramento (September).

Registration is open for the events. Please check the flyers below and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

See you all in Bermuda!!!

Thursday, 8 September 2016


On Saturday 10th September I will be delivering a coaching experience for my friends in Grimsby.

Anyone: parents, managers, coaches, tutors  involved coaching children are welcome to come along and observe the sessions that I will deliver.

Personally I would like to thank Kevin Bryant for his tremendous effort and dedication to put together this great event in the last minute.

For more information about this event please check the next link or contact Kevin.


James Radford is a futsal goalkeeper that played for me at Sheffield FC Futsal. He was the third choice, I have to be honest, but his attitude and desire to improve was inmense. Also, he knew that he had 2 goalkeepers in front of him and he accepted the situation but never gave up. He always helped the team, he was a team player as he showed in London at the Grand Finals 2013, when he travelled down to support the team from the stands... because he LOVES futsal...

For his final year dissertation he decided to do a research about futsal in England. I participated in his research. Once it was done I helped him at the American Journal of Sports Science & Medicine to publish a paper from a baseline audit for futsal participation in England. Full article can be read here.

Life moves on. He left Sheffield FC Futsal, but kept playing for a different team. Then I left Sheffield FC Futsal. He came back to play for Sheffield FC Futsal. We were rivals on the court now. He improved a lot as a goalkeeper. We kept our good relationship. He took a role with more responsability ath Sheffield FC Futsal at the same time he was playing. He is still in Sheffield FC Futsal. He is still working on developing the sport he loves. He is still James Radford. He is still my goalkeeper. Yesterday, he published an article entitled: "The Rise and Stall of Futsal in England". I would like to invite everybody to read his piece. It is really worthy. Well done James!!

Friday, 2 September 2016


Our free "1st World United Futsal Academy Futsal Coaching Workshop" Material has now been published in a completely FREE ePub thanks to the help of David D'Errico

We would like to thank David for his hard work doing this compilation to give us the opportunity to have access totally free to the material presented in Palo Alto, California last week by Vava Marques (USA Futsal National Assistant Coach) and Dr Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno (England Futsal National Team Assistant Coach/Sports Scientist).

The new ePub publication can be read following the next link:

Also, the downloadable pdf version can be accessed in the following link:

Finally, if you would like to host a futsal camp for players, a futsal clinic for coaches or any futsal event/exhibition do not hesitate to contac us. World United Futsal Academy is more than happy to help clubs, associations, teams... to develop futsal players and coaches. Check our website to find out phone numbers and email addresses.


Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Our free eBook "Futsal: Technical & Tactical Concepts" by Berdejo-del-Fresno, Steel and Jennings (2015) has now been published in a completely FREE ePUB thanks to the help of David D'Errico

We would like to thank David for his hard work doing this compilation to offer us the possibility to read the eBook in a more modern version and definitely more accessible one. 

The new ePub publication can be read following the link: 

Also, the downloadable pdf version can be accessed in the next link: