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The FA Futsal Course for Referees

Futsal Referee Course

Due to the ever increasing popularity of futsal within Durham County FA we have arranged a Futsal Referees Course for anyone interested in getting involved in futsal as an official. The demand for qualified Referees continues to rise with the rapid expansion of both our school and community futsal programmes. More and more opportunities are arising for players to play competitive futsal through schools leagues and FA Futsal Fives leagues and we need to ensure we are also providing referees with the opportunity to get involved in this format.



Heworth Grange Comprehensive School, High Lanes, Gateshead, NE10 0PT


2nd May 2015




3rd May 2015

10:00am – 4:30pm

Theory / Practical

Cost: £105 per Candidate or £55 if you are already qualified to referee 11aside football and are affiliated with Durham County FA.


(All Cheques made Payable to Durham County FA)

The FA Futsal Course for Referees

Course Information:

  • . Minimum age 14
  •   Course Duration: Minimum of 21 Guided Learning Hours
  •   Course Prerequisites: None

The FA Futsal Course for referees is designed to provide training for those planning to referee futsal and will focus on the following areas:

 • Understanding the difference between futsal and other formats of the game
• Understanding the laws of futsal and their practical application
• The realities of your role – dealing with practical situations including misconduct
• Putting your skills and knowledge into practise by refereeing games

Course Content

Unit 1 – The Referee and Fouls

  • Introduction to the course
  • The ethos of futsal
  • Role and responsibilities
  • What the qualification is

Unit 2 – Misconduct and Reporting

  • Law 12 sanctions
  • Cautioning and send off procedure
  • Misconduct report writing

Unit 3 – Recognising challenges, advantage & other roles

  • Law 12 sanctions
  • Recognising challenges
  • The second referee, timekeeper& third official

Unit 4 – Practical Day

  • Free kicks, penalty kicks, small games
  • Over 1-3 months; refereeing a minimum of 6 games

Unit 5 – Reviewing your role as a Referee

  • Opportunity to reflect on previous learning and experience
  • Examination to confirm competence to qualify as a futsal referee

 If you are interested in attending this course please complete and return the application form below and return to

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