Coaches Association (AFSCA) Launches in Affiliation with Spanish Futsal Coaching
NEW YORK (1-30-15) - The American FutSal Coaches Association (AFSCA) has announced the beginning of
operations in a joint venture with ANEFS (Asociación
Nacional de Entrenadores de Fútbol Sala de España - National Futsal Coaches Association
AFSCA stated in a news release that, "a new initiative has been created to promote
Futsal in North America with the purpose of preparing educators and coaches with the same
methodology used in the Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala (LNFS),
the best Futsal league in the world."
AFSCA outlined plans that would make it a major
coaching force in the U.S.
"As Futsal develops in the United States, it is necessary to
implement other models to foster the professional practice of this sport throughout the
country. It is with this need in mind that the American FutSal Coaches Association (AFSCA) initiates their activities to
become the leaders in Futsal coaching education in North America. Through an important
agreement with ANEFS, four levels of Futsal license courses will be provided to shape
future coaches in America."
According to the news release, AFSCA will provide coaches "the unique opportunity to
learn first hand the way the game is taught in Spain, one of the most important Futsal
nations and home to the best Futsal league in the world."
Miguel Santolaria Gil, international representative for AFSCA, said the affiliation
with ANEFS "allows us to offer our coaches a license that is developed and certified
The courses will incorporate the leading tactical and technical Futsal methodology in
the world, Gil said.
"It's a valuable opportunity to improve the way the game is run in the Americas by
bringing the best Futsal coaches in the world to provide courses, clinics, and conventions
throughout the United States. Our first guest will be Paco Cachinero, President of ANEFS,
who brings a wealth of experience through many years as a coach and now as the leader of
the Spanish Futsal Coaches Association. Paco's knowledge will provide American Futsal
coaches with an amazing opportunity to learn.".
AFSCA said its first major event will be their FutSal Monitor Course, a 16-hour bilingual
course Paco Cachinero will lead in the New York City area. AFSCA hopes to partner with
existing futsal clubs in the United States and the Americas to aid in the growth and
expansion of Futsal. Additional information on AFSCA and their future events is available
at www.americanfutsalcoach.com as well as
throughout the social media.