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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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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 […]

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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Interesting Facts About Football

According to FIFA, there are more 240 million people playing football around the world. The game evolved from the sport of kicking an animal-hide ball around into the World Cup sport that it is today. History records tract football/soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient Greece, Rome and China, but parts of Central […]

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How to Keep Your Brain Health

By treating your brain right from the inside out is the first great step, as a healthy diet is very important.  There are so many things that make a healthy diet, but it is not always the same for everybody, but getting enough nutrients into your diets is one of the crucial steps. You should […]

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