At First Touch we are aware of the pressures that has been put on everyone worldwide and hopefully this come to an end, but until then we need to take the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy.
Some good news our league football matches will be kicking off during September and we are looking forward to the club starting with training sessions. These dates will be announced as soon as we have confirmation.
First Touch coaches are aware of the negative impact pressure can put on kids, this is why we focus on individual needs and the benefits of kid’s football.
Football involves a lot of movement, even the goalkeeper gets his/her exercise. These exercises will help kids stay fit and healthy by improving cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Our coaches continuously focus on the need for kids to be entertained and kept busy as they get bored very quickly. It is a good thing that football is such a fun activity involving exercise and fostering a positive mental association with staying healthy.
Individual skills are important when playing football, but it is also necessary to play as a team, as teamwork is one of the most beneficial life skills kids need to learn, as it provides a positive impact on school, family, and work.
First Touch teaches kids that being part of a team is not just about learning how to work together and share talents, it is about teaching kids’ leadership and how to gracefully lose. Kids are taught that being part of a team they learn how to take responsibility, if one player is slacking off the rest of the team suffers for it.
Smartphones, TV, and Games have become a large part of kids life during lock-down, but unfortunately this causes them to lose out on valuable motor skills. By playing youth soccer, kids will get a chance to develop their motor skills and physical strength in advance.
We believe that kids should get at least 60 minutes of exercise daily, this is not just for the physical benefits, as exercise improves self-esteem and moods.
Playing as a football team is one of the great ways to get some exercise, it provides the usual benefits of an active lifestyle and improves kids’ self-confidence. When kids are learning new skills successfully and playing in front of other people, they get more comfortable doing so.
Parents watching their kids play a match helps bring families and neighbours together, which is an important factor in developing social interactions for kids and parents. There is no better way to meet new friends than on the field and kids practicing and playing together regularly, develop a bond.
Exercise and sports help kids perform better in classrooms, their concentration and focus improve, especially when playing a sport like football. Football is a fast-paced game and kids learn how to solve problems efficiently and quickly.
Football involves getting the ball from point A to point B, their visual-spatial awareness is improved at the same time.
There is no doubt in our minds that youth football is a great way for kids to develop physically, emotionally, and mentally.