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My name is Artyom Samoylov. I was born in Latvia, Liepaya - in 1984.

 

FALL IN LOVE WITH FUTSAL

I started to play futsal, when I was about 19 years old and just joined one of Universities in Riga. That time I didn’t have too many opportunities to play, because I was new in the city and didn’t know, where to play and which team to join.

 

   

 

 

CREATED MY OWN FUTSAL TEAM FROM NOTHING (became the Manager and Head Coach)

We were getting together with my friends from time to time – to play outside on a small futsal court. Later – I found some guys, who were playing inside, so I started to attend those training sessions from time to time. The problem was, that I always had to ask someone to let me play. Very often other guys didn’t want someone new to join them. That’s, when I first realized, that I got to do something about it.

 

   

 

Then in August of 2008 I sat down and started to think, what I can do to change things around. I figured that I have about 15 friends, who would constantly play, but – no place to play. A month later I found the school, signed a year deal with it and created my own futsal team. In October, same year, we already played our first tournament game.

 

CREATED FUTSAL CLUB (First Team and Farm Club)

 

We participated in a tournament for two years (best Latvian amateur teams were playing there). In the second year we promoted to a higher division. This year was my last as a coach of this team – I went to Norway that time.

 

 

During these two years I have built my team from zero and got it playing in a very tough futsal division. We had no sponsor, we didn’t buy players – what we achieved, was only thanks to a training and discipline.

 

DECIDED TO TAKE MY FUTSAL COACHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

I was so eager to improve my futsal management skills, that I was reading many books on futsal, getting all possible information from the internet and even attended training sessions of the best professional Latvian futsal teams to learn their way of coaching and handling things.

 

Aleksandr Dibrivniy - FK Nikars director

http://www.fknikars.lv/

 

The person, who inspired me the most was the head coach of Latvian Champions FK Nikars – Aleksandr Dibrivniy. He is the one, who I learned from the most.

 

 

 

Before leaving the country I have created a couple of small and one very big (with a couple of professional teams participating) tournament. This is where I made a lot of contacts in a futsal world – I got acquainted with local futsal team managers, players and referees.

 

 

U15 COACH IN PROFESSIONAL NORWEGIAN SOCCER CLUB

Then I went to Norway and applied for a job as an assistant to a football coach of a local club – Terje Rongsoy. He gave me a job, where my priority number one was to help 15 and 16 y.o. boys from the club to improve their core football skills. My futsal background and my passion about the game served a lot here. I got my own time in a futsal hall, got all the necessary equipment and we started to train. The guys were very good and very talented, so all I had to do is to give them a right treatment. As a result the popularity of futsal in the city started to rise and guys were attending training sessions with pleasure.

 

Terje Rongsoy - FK Flora (Norway) head coach

http://www.florosportsklubb.no/fotball/lagene/seniorlag/lagkontakter/

 

The head coach of a Flora Football Club (Norway) – Terje Rongsoy is the one, who gave me another way of thinking – I learned a lot of his coaching manner that time. I can say, that he is the second of 2 persons, who had the biggest influence on me as a futsal coach.

 

  

 

At this moment I live in Latvia again. 

 

ARTYOM SAMOYLOV AS A FUTSAL PLAYER

One of the games of my futsal team in Latvia:

(I am wearing nr.10)

 

 

 

FIFA FUTSAL COACHING COURSES

MICO MARTIC

In 2015 I attended two FIFA futsal coaching courses.

One lector was Mico Martic (Finland national coach, former futsal player and the owner of futsalplanet.com).

 

JOSE VENANCIO LOPEZ

Another one was one of the top futsal coaches at time - Hose Venancio Lopez - the Spanish national team's head coach.

 

HEAD COACH OF RIGA FUTSAL TEAM

The Year 2015 was also a good one for me in terms of coaching, because I got the job at local futsal club. Coaching this club gave me a lot of new experiences and opportunities to test my futsal coaching knowledge and put my ideas in to practice. After 2 seasons and the best run of results in the history of this club I quit it for the job in Latvian Futsal Association.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN LATVIAN FUTSAL ASSOCIATION

From JUNE 2015 until OCTOBER 2016 I was an executive director of Latvian Futsal Association, the main objective of which is developing futsal in Latvia and organizing main futsal Latvian tournaments (Highest and 1st division, Latvian futsal cup and other tournaments).

 

CREATED MY SECOND AMATEUR TEAM FROM ZERO

In April of 2016 I founded my own amateur futsal club. Since then I am the head manager and coach in this team.

 

HEAD COACH OF NORVIK BANK FUTSAL TEAM

 

From November 2016 until March 2017 I was appointed the head coach of Norvik Bank team with the objective to lead the team to medals in yearly tournament among financial institutions.

We got Bronze medals in this tournament, which became the best ever achievement of Norvik bank team in the history of this tournament.

 

PROFESSIONAL FUTSAL COACHING LICENCE

In 2016 I got my  professional Futsal Coaching Licence.

 

YOUTUBE BLOG

I also have a blog on YouTube.

 

FUTSAL DVDs and PDF sets

I am the author of more than 50 Futsal DVDs and PDF sets

 

Right now I am coaching my team and working with my Youtube blog.

 

Futsal is my passion and the most important thing in my life – after my family;)

 

Working for your victories!

Artyom Samoylov, CEO

www.futsalico.com

www.futsalico.ecwid.com

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