The FFAST Program was launched in July of 2010 and is a program designed for the Futbol Funatics’ camp enrollees who have an advanced skill level and who simultaneously maintain a good attitude towards the sport and learning, as per the assessment of the Futbol Funatics coaching staff. Based on your child’s performance and progress at the regular camps, players are selected and invited to participate in this program where they engage in supplementary training that will help him/her grow as a player and gain an even deeper understanding of the sport.
The main objectives of the FFAST program are the following:
- It aims to take your child’s skill and knowledge in football to another level. Through this supplementary training program, the knowledge your child gains from the regular camps is further enhanced through advanced training sessions, games with other schools/club teams and exclusive workshops.
- The mental preparation and emotional growth of a player who is of a more advanced skill level than other children his or her age must be carefully monitored and guided. The FFAST Program also places great emphasis on this aspect of their growth as these children may have to deal with more pressure or higher expectations given their abilities.
- The FFAST Program is also used as a training pool for the Futbol Funatics Selection Team that represents the club in 7-aside tournaments throughout the year. FFAST players are also invited to be a part of the Forza FC Youth football program (which is also handled by the founders of Futbol Funatics), and are able to participate in the Youth Football League (YFL).
Based on the coaches’ assessment of your child at the regular camps, you would be receiving an email invite from the Futbol Funatics program director if your child is deemed ready and fit to participate in the FFAST program.
For further inquiries on the FFAST program or to inquire if your child is a candidate for FFAST, please contact us at 0917-329-00-11. Interested players who did not originate from the FF camps can request for a tryout.
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The FFAST Program opened a branch in Cebu City last August 2015 and currently trains at Campo GFC, Sanchez Compound. The FFAST-Cebu training program is the selection utilized for FF’s representation in Cebu-based competitions as well as a training pool for possible inclusion in Manila-based tournaments and other FF programs. It is supplementary training to the players’ school-based varsity programs to help enhance players’ advanced skills as well as deepen their understanding of the game. Participation is currently by invitation only but if you are interested to try-out and apply for membership in the program, pls. contact FF Cebu Coordinator, Jess Abao at 0916.597.6381 for inquiries.
Football Immersion & Cultural Exchange Program (FICEP) is Futbol Funatics’ international football immersion program geared towards giving its players further opportunities for extensive growth and personal development in the sport of football.
Through FICEP, a delegation of Futbol Funatics players (ages 10-17) are brought yearly to Spain during the month of May, particularly the Andalucian region, to train with professional Spanish coaches under CEDIFA, Centro de Estudios, Desarrollo E Investigacion del Futbol Andaluz (Center of Studies, Development and Research for Andalucian Football). This immersion experience not only entails extensive football training with highly qualified Spanish coaches but also includes exposure games and tournaments with local Spanish youth clubs in the Andalucian region and enriching excursions to special cultural and tourist sites including visits to famous football stadiums such as that of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
In line with Futbol Funatics’ goal to develop well-rounded players who not only excel skill wise but also have a deep understanding of the game as well as a good attitude towards fun and healthy competition, FICEP was launched to give the players boundless opportunities to grow in countless ways. Effectively, FICEP provides them a venue to engage in international football training, interact with Spanish youth players and expose them to the kind of football culture and atmosphere that boosts their love, appreciation and knowledge of the sport. Moreover, the unmatched experience of traveling with their team abroad is a priceless opportunity for the kids to hone self-responsibility and social skills as well as gain appreciation for other cultures.
The first two delegations of FICEP (2012 and 2013) were composed of players from Futbol Funatics’ Advanced Supplementary Training Program (FFAST). Beginning FICEP 2014, Futbol Funatics expanded the program to accommodate players of all skill levels, not limited to the players from our advanced program, so as long as they meet the criteria required for participation in FICEP.
FICEP has also extended invitations to players from partner schools who share the same vision and coaching philosophies as Futbol Funatics.
To learn more about FICEP or to inquire on the details of the next delegation, please contact 0917-329-00-11 or email email@example.com.