Recently, Baltic Futsal Marketing company presented to the reader the first futsal school in Estonia, which has the main goal namely promotion of the sport in the country and the upbringing of high-quality futsal players, starting from childhood.
Moreover, we reminded parents that it is futsal with its specificity, that helps young pupils of football schools to establish both general coordination and technique of ball handling. Today we continue our conversation about the school of FC Cosmos regarding today’s unfavorable realities. COVID-19 and regular exercise. How is this even possible? Our interlocutor is the head coach of the school, Oleg Kaljurand.
— The school has announced the recruitment of young pupils into groups of 5-7 years old, but the situation with the coronavirus may prevent this. What will happen after parents enroll their children and require classes?
— First, we will wait for the authorities to decide on restrictions, and then we will make a decision. In any case, we have experience in conducting classes in conditions of partial and complete quarantine.
— Please, share with us.
— Everyone who is already training at our school today has gone through all kinds of restrictions. When there were restrictions on the number of pupils and the social distance, we divided the group into two or three groups and made sure that, firstly, they did not overlap, and secondly, that within the groups the guys worked at the prescribed distance. This influenced game interactions, but it’s a coach’s job to come up with an interesting workout that will not allow football players to get bored without close contacts.
— And regarding the ban period on sports events?
— In quarantine, we conducted classes online. On the same training days, the children were given tasks to perform a technical set of exercises. In addition, they had a decent physical activity. All of this was controlled through the Zoom platform.
— What equipment was used and how many chandeliers, mirrors and other table lamps were broken?
— The equipment was the simplest: a jump rope, a ball (number three, lightweight) and preferably a mat to exercise. And in order to maintain order in every house, we asked our little athletes to remove all unnecessary things and to clear the «working area» as much as possible. Up to the point that we asked them to take off their socks if the apartment had parquet on the floor.
PR Director of Baltic Futsal Marketing