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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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Parents & Football

For children that play football, their parents play a critical role in their development.  Parents should examine whether they are supporting their children’s development or hindering it. It is a fact, and we have seen the extremes, from the raving and ranting parents on the side-line as well as the parent who does not even […]

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FITNESS & FOOTBALL

Your children may not be getting enough exercise! We often think that our dedicated and driven children are getting more than enough exercise, children need at least 1 hour exercise every day. Unfortunately obese children are even less active than normal-weight children and inactivity may actually be a consequence of obesity. There is a link […]

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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 […]

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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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