HEAD COACH, PORTUGAL FUTSAL
Jorge Braz was born in Edmonton (Canada). He made his debut as a coach of the National Team on 23 September 2003, but only from July 2006 did he become a fixture in the national team coaching set-up, as an assistant coach to Orlando Duarte. In July 2010 he became Portugal coach. First coming into contact with Futsal in the early 1990s, after working in eleven-a-side football, Jorge Braz immediately fell in love with the sport, especially the technical aspect. “Having the power to formulate dynamics, establish a collective language, specify the game plan, lending it quality and intensity, being part of the evolutionary process of the game and having the privilege of doing all of this in training… It’s fantastic!” he says.
His path to a coaching career began in 1997, at the University of Minho, where he studied until 2001. He then continued his learning from 2001 to 2003 at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) before returning to the University of Minho, where he remained until 2004. He worked at the Jorge Antunes Foundation between 2004 and 2007, achieving third place in the 1st Division National Championship. In terms of trophies, he has won a Men’s University World Cup and was runner-up in the Women’s University World Cup. Jorge Braz is a Physical Education graduate, obtaining his degree at the University of Porto, and has a Master’s Degree in Sports Sciences, in the specialization of High-Performance Sports Training.
HEAD COACH, FINLAND FUTSAL
Mico was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina although he also has Croatian and Italian citizenship. He was a professional futsal player (1980-2010) highlighting the 44 games and 32 goals for the Croatian National Futsal Team. He participated in 2 UEFA European Futsal Championships (Spain 1999 and Russia 2001)
and one FIFA Futsal World Cup (Guatemala 2000).
As a futsal coach, Mico managed the Croatian National Futsal Team from 2004 to 2009, and since 2013 is currently in charge of the Finland National Futsal Team. He is FIFA Futsal Coaching Instructor (2005) and UEFA Futsal Coaching Instructor (2015) and has participated in the Technical Study Group for the following competitions: UEFA Futsal EURO – Czech Republic 2005, UEFA Futsal EURO – Portugal 2007, FIFA Futsal World Cup – Thailand 2012 and UEFA Futsal EURO – Serbia 2016. Finally, Mico is also the founder and webmaster for www.futsalplanet.com (1997) and www.coachingfutsal.com (2011).
DR. DANIEL BERDEJO DEL FRESNO
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE, BAY AREA FUTSAL CLUB
Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno is a multi-sports coach, sport scientist, S&C coach, researcher, writer… he holds a Degree in PE, a Degree in Exercise & Sport Science, and an International PhD in Sport Performance by University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Daniel futsal career started in his native Spain when he played as many kids do. Coaching wise he has been coaching at Manchester Futsal Club, Salford University Futsal Club and Sheffield FC Futsal before he became the Head of Coaching & Sport Science at the International Futsal Academy in Loughborough (UK). Between 2011 and 2016 he worked for The FA as Sport Scientist and Assistant Coach for the England National Futsal Teams (Senior, U23s and U19s). Since 2016, he lives in California where he is the
Head of Performance for Bay Area Futsal Club.
His passion for sharing his futsal knowledge has boosted him to travel around the world delivering coaching courses, seminars, clinics and camps. Also, he has written 2 futsal books that can be found on the website freely.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, MASTER HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH
Sepano Hassanzadeh is a Certified Personal Trainer, Master Health and Wellness Coach, and CHEK Level 1 Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Additionally, he is finishing his Masters Degree in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Sepano is passionate and enthusiastic when it comes to studying heath, exercise science, nutrition, and the mind. Based in San Francisco, he works with individuals on a daily basis, helping them achieve the level of health and fitness they desire in order to live their best lives. His approach to health and sport performance is a holistic one and takes into account all aspects of one’s life. He loves empowering his clients by helping them develop self-awareness through mindful practices. He believes that sport is a reflection of life and vice-versa and that any performance “problem” can be solved with the right level of awareness and planning.
PRESIDENT CP ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY, CP FUTSAL DEVELOPMENT & TEAM ATLETICO CP
Peter Rickards is the Founder and Technical Director of CP Athletic Development Academy, CP Futsal Development and team Atletico CP. Commonly referred to as “Coach Pete” he is passionate about youth development programs, in particular his philosophy of the use of Futsal as a skills development tool for aspiring footballers.
Peter overseas the Bermuda operation while working to expand the CP brand into the UK where he maintains a residence. Working between the two countries has created additional development opportunities for young athletes. As the CP programs have a key emphasis on academic success, Peter is keen to work with higher learning institutions and sports academy programs to bridge the pathway between his Academy members and opportunities for progression.
Peter holds the NSCAA Advanced National License, UEFA License and various certificates in sports and nutrition management as well as the Futsal Level I and Level II licenses. He is an Advisory Board member for the Northeast Futsal Association (US) and has participated as a US Professional Futsal League assessor, coached at the US. Southeast and Northeast youth Futsal ID programs as well as the US national youth Futsal finals.
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