FIGC commit to beach soccer youth development

The recently created Technical Commission for Youth Beach Soccer is developing a plan to improve the education of young talent at all levels

Italy continues to invest in the forming of new talents and strengthening the next generation of beach soccer stars.

With this idea in mind, the FIGC’s has created the Technical Commission for Youth Beach Soccer, which had its first meeting last week at the FIGC headquarters in Rome.

In that first working session, led by Ferdinando Arcopinto, Italian beach soccer experts Emiliano Del Duca (Italy’s national coach), Paolo Larocca, Massimiliano De Celis, Massimiliano Rizzello, Leonardo Vetere and the SGS General Secretary, Vito Di Gioia, discussed the first measures towards ensuring the young beach soccer players enjoy a proficient formation plan.

The main objectives of the commission is develop and promote the beach soccer formation within the youth categories, and the first steps include the creation of formative and informative courses for coaches.

The Grassroots Livello E di Beach SocceR will take off this coming April under the guidance of Emiliano del Duca and Massimiliano De Celis at the Olympic Preparation Centre of Tirrenia. The experts will focus on the didactic role of the beach soccer formative figures and the educational weight they have in the formation of young players.

The plan also includes the creation of different multimedia campaigns to attract younger athletes to beach soccer, aiming at not only increasing the sport’s fanbase but the potential players pool that will, in the future, nurture the Azzurra and the clubs in the higher divisions.

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