York City launch Futsal diploma

York Press: From left, Simon Wood, Richard Cresswell and John McGhee From left, Simon Wood, Richard Cresswell and John McGhee

YOUNGSTERS in York can learn how to play football like Brazil thanks to a new BTEC diploma.

The Level 1 Futsal and Education programme will be launched this summer by York City Football Club in partnership with York Learning.

Futsal is the five-a-side version of football, played with a smaller ball and largely credited with developing the skills traditionally showcased by the five-time World Cup winners.

This BTEC Sport and Active Leisure diploma will also give students the opportunity to study English, Maths and Employability, while representing York City against other Football League futsal sides.

The course presents a perfect chance for pupils who are seeking a career in the sport and leisure industry, but do not currently have the necessary qualifications.

Anybody interested in the programme should attend an open day event at Bootham Crescent on Tuesday, July 22 from 4pm to 8pm when York Learning tutors and York City coaches will be in attendance.

Places on the open day can be reserved by emailing community@yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk or phoning 01904 624447.

York City in the Community coach Simon Wood said: “The programme will give players a fantastic opportunity to develop football skills and fitness while being a part of North Yorkshire’s only professional club.

“The players will train three times a week, as well as play against other professional clubs, while working towards gaining a BTEC qualification in sport and increasing their future prospects in the work place.”

City development consultant Richard Cresswell has also given the programme his support, adding: “This is a great chance to be part of a professional football club and also gain a qualification in the sport industry. I am personally looking forward to seeing the students down at Bootham Crescent.”

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3:38pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Tug job says...

Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.
Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game. Tug job
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7:07pm Sat 5 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

Tug job wrote:
Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.
EXACTLLY. I don't see any worth in this type of football at all. I just think its a little earner for those involved , The logic that this is an aid to developing players into the 11X 11 game is a non starter. If they are saying it is another game with a smaller ball fine but don't mislead people, games are played indoors and outside 7x7. 9x9 , but 5x5 progressing to youngsters
into 11x11 is not on my agenda and I guess many others.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.[/p][/quote]EXACTLLY. I don't see any worth in this type of football at all. I just think its a little earner for those involved , The logic that this is an aid to developing players into the 11X 11 game is a non starter. If they are saying it is another game with a smaller ball fine but don't mislead people, games are played indoors and outside 7x7. 9x9 , but 5x5 progressing to youngsters into 11x11 is not on my agenda and I guess many others. bill bailey
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1:11pm Sun 6 Jul 14

chrisyboy82 says...

Surely it can't do any harm can it?
Surely it can't do any harm can it? chrisyboy82
  • Score: 9

1:39pm Sun 6 Jul 14

rockley214 says...

Anything that gets kids playing football associated with York City has to be good. The whole of the Academy and Community set ups are really motoring. In Andy Mc and Richard Cresswell we trust.
Anything that gets kids playing football associated with York City has to be good. The whole of the Academy and Community set ups are really motoring. In Andy Mc and Richard Cresswell we trust. rockley214
  • Score: 9

6:29pm Sun 6 Jul 14

heartbreaker says...

Tug job wrote:
Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.
I'd prefer to use the examples of C.Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.[/p][/quote]I'd prefer to use the examples of C.Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar heartbreaker
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12:16pm Mon 7 Jul 14

chuckabuttie says...

Liking the new home kit. Away not too shabby either.On YCFC site
Liking the new home kit. Away not too shabby either.On YCFC site chuckabuttie
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Tug job says...

heartbreaker wrote:
Tug job wrote: Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.
I'd prefer to use the examples of C.Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar
Perhaps, but it didn't do them much good against Gemrany, did it?
[quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Hadn't Ben Everson played futsal at a representative level? He wasn't able to transfer these skills to the full size version of the game.[/p][/quote]I'd prefer to use the examples of C.Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar[/p][/quote]Perhaps, but it didn't do them much good against Gemrany, did it? Tug job
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