First priority should have been the instructors’ teaching but this was soon overshadowed by the Futsal game itself. This is ofcourse because a lot of instructors are still working as a coach and then start thinking from that role.
The difference between coach and instructor was presented by Graeme Dell; former National Coach of England and now instructor only. His presentation was very clear. I was asked to tell something about the Methodology of Teaching. After teaching 25 years teaching, for me it’s clear that teaching (like the Futsal game itself) has changed significant. Previously it was common that the teacher handed over the information and results. But nowadays it should be that the pupils fill in themselves through good teaching.
Also there were several presentations focused on the Futsal game: countering, physics, tactics etc. Furthermore there was attention to Grass Roots where nowadays the Youth Futsal is housed; this has not my preference. In my opion Grass Roots is for youth to have fun, play several games and priority is that everybody can join.
End conclusion of the seminar for me was that it is always good to come together, learn from each other, brainstorm etc. But if there is actually going to change anything, I doubt it.