League Football

So often we hear the theory that you can only play competitive if you are “good enough” and that only “bad players” play recreational football.  This theory is not completely true, yes players try-out to make a competitive team – there is a threshold of playing ability, but what is important there must also be […]

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What Makes A Good Coach?

First Touch coaches are focused on getting their athletes to believe in themselves, part of their training is to build the athlete up rather than knocking them down. Coaches works on always building kids self-esteem rather than undermine it. First Touch coaches do not use embarrassment and humiliation as a teaching tool, they understand that […]

Amazing Football Benefits

At First Touch we strongly believe that football benefits for your kids can be tremendous, as football builds healthy kids from a physical standpoint and offers one of the best ways, if not the best way for children to get in top physical shape. Falid Shahin is the Founder and Head Coach of First Touch […]

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The Football Field

Our children love football, but have you every wonder “how big a football pitch is”? The football pitch is flexible in size, it is 100–130 yards (90-120m) long and 50-100 yards (45-90m) wide.  In international play the field dimensions are a bit stricter in that the length must be 100-120 years (100-110m) long and 70-80 […]

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Founder of First Touch

Falid Shahin is a highly experienced Coach with 16 years experience as a Football Coach, 15 years as a Tennis Coach and over 9 years experience in running First Touch Club  football and activities club for children in the Kensington and Chelsea boroughs.  His greatest asset is his communication and engagement with parents and children. […]

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