What is it about?

Looking for Futsal as a dynamic sport and with different variables, this research finds different parameters and connections to help Futsal Coaches developing their decision-making moments with better decisions, to do that we looked for two different subjects related to the action process. The main focus is the dynamic decision-making process by the Futsal Coaches during competitive action, looking for thinking parameters according to different situations and behaviors. The momentary process and the thinking steps for each of the proposed situations are presented to help better and faster dynamic decisions with the final goal to present thinking processes for each situation allowing Futsal Coaches to develop their decision capacities and speed, helping to avoid mixed ideas or non-important details.

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Why is it important?

Futsal Coaching Education have a lack of knowledge in this area, with this study it's intended to create guidelines to make decisions more effective and fast. Also share ideas and work principles from ten of the best Futsal Coaches in the world.


I hope this article help Futsal Coaches to develop their capacity to anticipate problems and their capacity to react to them, always being able to surprise and to avoid to become surprised in games situations.

Joao Almeida
Loughborough University

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This page is a summary of: Coach decision-making in Futsal: from preparation to competition, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, July 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2019.1648717.
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