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Don’t Worry Be Happy!

Have you noticed that your child is displaying symptoms of stress or anxiety? Maybe you have noticed that your child is becoming withdrawn or behaving poorly in school and at home, lacking focus, concentration and struggling to make and sustain friendships and may even be displaying physical symptoms such as tummy ache or headaches. Our […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

As a kid what I enjoyed most about new Year’s Eve was trying to stay awake until midnight.  My parents always gave me the opportunity, but my heavy eyelids usually got the better of me well before the new year arrived.  If I remember correctly eventually when I was 11 years old I managed to […]

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Gaming Consoles & Kids

As parents we find it more difficult to control our kids when it comes to gaming consoles, tablets or smartphones.  Some games might improve kids’ problem-solving skill and hand-eye coordination other games actually require kids to move or manipulate the game through their own physical movement, but not as much as it they were actually […]

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Shake the Holiday Flab

It is almost the festive season and some of us are concerned about gaining weight over this period.  It is difficult to stick to your healthy eating habits and not overdo it a bit during the holidays. When the holidays are over and we need to get back to our “normal” life, we find it […]

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Life is Competitive

Life is competitive and kids learn that it is best to be good at things from a young age.  In kinder garden some kids can do things faster or better than other and in school some kids do very well in sports and others in spelling.  It is important for parents to teach their children […]

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Reclaim your Ho-Ho-Ho

Sometimes the holiday season leaves you feeling overwhelmed and out of control, it feels like the Grinch has stolen your holiday spirit and you need to reclaim your ho-ho-ho. There are some amazing ideas to help you through your holiday season by keeping you healthy and happy.  Try to move more and do something active […]

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Football at a Young Age

Football at a young age has many benefits, but player development is long and a method that requires very thorough approach.  Each age group has specific demands that will enable young players to reach their potential.  To understand what football players of a certain age can process and what is suitable for them to work […]

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Street Football

Way back before social media, TV and videos games, playing football in the parks or in the street was something that kids did on a daily basis.  Kids would race home from school to be able to get at least 1 hour of football before they had to start their homework.  This would be repeated […]

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Be Health Conscious

Most parents are aware how important fitness and football are for their children, as children need to have exercise and if possible be part of a football team, but somethings we are incline to forget about healthy eating. Eating well can be hard, family schedules are so hectic today – grab and go food is […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

At First Touch we believe that creative and skilful football should be encouraged from the beginning of a young football player’s career.  Our coaches accept failure when it comes to winning trophies and always focus on encouraging players to have individualism and game understanding. Our young football players should understand that it is important for […]

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