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The FA Futsal Course for Referees

The FA Futsal Course for Referees



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


16th January 2016

9.30am - 4pm

Theory / Practical


17th January 2016

9.30am - 4pm

Theory / Practical

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

            Cost: £105 per Candidate or £55 if you are already qualified to referee 11aside football and are affiliated with Durham County FA, WHICH MUST BE SENT WITH APPLICATION FORM.

            (All Cheques made Payable to Durham County FA)
            0191 3872929 Email:


            Completed Applications (Found below) should be returned to:
            Eve Walker, Durham County FA, Riverside South, Chester-Le-Street, DH3 3SJ

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