Futsal is an ‘urban sport’. It is an exercise optimized for modern society where there are not many large playgrounds.
It only requires 10 people, half the size of soccer, and does not require a large playground. In a small space, there are many opportunities to touch the ball as fewer people step in.
Futsal is gaining great popularity regardless of gender and age, riding on the recent SBS entertainment program ‘Goal Hitters’ and the craze for life sports. According to the Korea Futsal Federation, the number of domestic futsal clubs is about 250,000. This is the background in which many cities, counties and districts claiming to be sports mecca and sports hubs are promoting the construction of futsal fields.
It has high potential as a sports industry. Futsal is considered to be an easy sport to secure a large number of consumers with a high purchase rate in many aspects, such as facility and lesson reservations, community activity, and entry into the goods market.
Kim Tae-woo, head coach of the Spartans soccer team, who became the first Korean to obtain a Brazilian Futsal Association leader’s license, said, “Futsal is a sport that has both charms as ‘watching’ and ‘playing’. “The situation is similar to Japan 15 years ago. (Recently, I hope that Korean futsal will develop further with the foothold of the futsal boom of ‘.
The following is Q&A with Kim Tae-woo, head coach of the Spartans soccer team.
-I’m curious about what made you fall in love with futsal.
The first time I encountered futsal was in the 6th grade of elementary school. He liked technical football and experienced that breaking through and creating chances using individual abilities were very advantageous in futsal, and he became interested in it from then on.
The charm of futsal is really diverse. I think the biggest advantage is that I can own more balls and create more goal chances because I run with a small number of people. In fact, you can go to the opponent’s goal with one or two passes and create a shooting chance. From the viewer’s point of view, I wonder if the dynamics of the fast tempo, the techniques close to stunts, and the cheers and unified play would be attractive.
-I went to Brazil to study abroad twice for futsal.
I went to Brazil for 2 years when I was in my first year of high school and for 6 months when I was in my second year at university. (Going to Brazil in high school) was to study soccer, but he played futsal once every 1-2 weeks on the team. Only that day, he remembers eagerly waiting for it. What I felt then was ‘I must play futsal’. I thought that I had to master Portuguese first in order to watch and learn proper futsal, and after that, I focused on learning the language. 메이저사이트
Once a day, I went to my Korean friend who spoke Portuguese the best and harassed him (by asking questions). I asked about the words I didn’t understand that day and the words I should use, and learning the language like that made my life in Brazil more interesting and satisfying because I heard what I wanted to know and learned to talk about what I wanted to express.
The second study abroad was to learn futsal in earnest. He continued to study Portuguese in Korea for two years and took on the role of interpreter. At that time, he wanted to be able to study futsal even if he went to Brazil alone, so he took a six-month leadership certification course and training for a Brazilian professional futsal team at the same time. It was a time when he saw and felt many things.