May 2 2023
Soccer has always been referred to as the beautiful game and of course Futsal remains a brother with soccer. One can argue that Futsal is soccer on “ice”, due to its speed, creativity, the number of top soccer players developed and amazing excitement. Both games are beautiful, and for the purposes of this writing, I will refer with the beautiful game for both sports.
So what is the beauty of authentic soccer and futsal development? Is it the uniforms, the buildings, the repeated word “development”, or wining a trophy? No, regardless how much effort is put in all else, the beauty of authentic soccer and futsal development lives in the beautiful and creative play. Playing beautiful, is a form of communication, a form of expression, a beautiful piece of art. And no one can make beautiful art simply by talking about art, in the end everyone will want to see what was produced. Here I am not referring to wining but the process of development and yes performance as well. In order to cultivate beautiful and creative play, the training environment has to display these strong qualities.
a. Coaching Education
b. Training Details
c. Work Rate
d. Level & Impact of Correcting
e. Teaching Methodology
f. (and most importantly) Passion
So, while the field quality matters, status of league play matters, and many other things matter. What matters the most is a player that aims to build beautiful play and a coaching environment that provides authentic training. Life has an amazing balance here, this is not a process that can be taken or given, only earned. One, can not simply claim they have coaching education or they are good in details. Instead, coaching education is something one can very easily read on the training pitch and coaching details are mirrored clearly during competition (games).
If soccer and futsal are the beautiful game, player are the artist that make beautiful art and authentic coaching is a beautiful action. Passion remains the anchor that will move mountains, and make what seems impossible, possible. Live and breath what you love and give all you have. You may or may not win the trophy, because in life there are no guarantees. But you will have the best trophy ever, a beautiful life.