The Danish National Team is selected and trained by Ombold, which was established at the beginning of 2003.
Organisation - Ombold
OMBOLD has drop in sessions in 9 cities across Denmark, which means approximately 110 players each week play streetsoccer in Denmark. In each city OMBOLD works closely together with the community, the local shelters, drug treatments centres etc. At each drop in session, they have at least two coaches assigned. Most of the coaches are social workers but they also have former players from the National team.
From the Danish FA all coaches and national players get a coach education. Beside the coach education, OMBOLD have network meetings for the coaches, were OMBOLD educates, discusses and develops various aspects of working with socially disadvantaged people and sports.
OMBOLD and the Danish FA also educates streetsoccer referees to be used in their tournaments. The referees being educated are primarily former players.
OMBOLD has at least 8 tournaments a year, the Danish Championship being the biggest which is held over two days. All OMBOLDs tournaments have both a mixed/men and a female league. On average they have 16-18 teams playing each tournament.
It’s from participating in the tournaments that a player for the National team gets selected.
The National team is a longer and more intense programme. Apart from getting a DFA coach education, focus is on football and the personal and social skills you can learn from the game. Such as teamwork, self-esteem, self-confidence, communication and conflict management.