"Winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field of play when the whistle blows and the crowds roar...winning is something that builds physically and mentally, every day that you train and every night that you dream"

       

 

The correct preparation for football is as important for children as it is for adults, and the right diet is as key to, if not more so, achieving peak performance.

A well balanced diet is vital to our overall health and essentially we all need foods that contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins and minerals such as...

Carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes...)

Proteins (meat, fish, eggs, cheese...)

Fats (cakes, biscuits, sweets...)

Vitamins and Minerals (fruit, vegetables, cereal...)

These food groups should ideally see your daily caloric intake divided as follows with these figures based around children who regularly participate in physical activity...

Carbohydrates - 55%

Proteins - 20%

Fats - 5%

Vitamins and Minerals - 20%

Carbohydrates - The food group that when broken down, will provide you with your energy throughout your performance, allowing you to perform better and for longer. Carbohydrates will always make up the largest part of your meals before and after activity as they will provide your body with the fuel that will power your muscle.

Proteins - The food group that will build up, maintain and replace body tissue. Many people mistakenly think that a diet rich in protein helps build muscle and physical performance, when in fact anything more than the average of 20% of your protein caloric intake can lead to dehydration and the loss of calcium.

Muscle size is dependant on sufficient calories from a well balanced diet, physical maturity, genetics and training.

Fats - The food group that, in moderation remains an important part of your diet, as it provides you with a secondary source of energy to fuel your performance and is essential for brain and nerve function. Fats also provide you with essential vitamins A, E, D and K, which will help you to recover quickly from any inflammation or swelling caused from injuries.

Fluids - The intake of the correct fluids is just as important to general health and your physical performance as the correct diet. Dehydration - a lack of fluids - can often occur during and after exercise and lead to fatigue, poor concentration and muscle cramps. This in turn results in a drop in the level of your performance.

To avoid dehydration, a sufficient intake of water is necessary and it should be taken before, during and after activity - the other alternative to water is of course sports drinks. The minerals that they contain, particularly sodium, helps to combat fatigue and cramp, while the carbohydrate element improves energy levels.

Young people have different fluid needs to an adult and are more likely to get over heated when playing in hot weather, although fluid loss should also be replenished during cold weather, a mistake that many neglect

 

 

 

 

News

Sunday 24th December 2017

HOLIDAY TIME!

That's us now officially on holiday and all weekly classes off until after the festive holiday period. We will resume from Monday 15th January onwards.

Thank you so much for all your amazing support this last year! It's thoroughly appreciated.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you all again in 2018!

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Friday 21st July 2017


SOCCER CAMP THANKS!

A massive thank you to all who attended our Summer Soccer Camps. They were brilliantly well attended and terrific fun throughout! We really appreciate it. We really hope you all enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you at another Camp soon! Please note that October Camp bookings are already being taken. Please ask for further details.

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Wednesday 12th July 2017


CHARITY DAY DEFIBRILLATOR!

We were absolutely thrilled to have been able to recently purchase a defibrillator on the back of what was such an amazing charity day last month! A day in which we managed to raise a fantastic total of  877.45! Thanks again to everyone who very kindly made it possible. You're an amazing bunch!

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Saturday 1st July 2017


THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!

All weekly classes are now off until after the holiday.

Our normal timetable will resume from Monday 21st of August onwards.

Unless you are signed up to attend any of our Summer soccer camps in which case we will see you in the next 3 weeks.

For any further enquiries regarding our classes or camps please do get in touch. Happy holidays!

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Wednesday 10th May 2017


CHARITY DAY!

Football Themed Family Fun!

Please come and join us on Sunday 11th June between 2-4pm at Pilrig Park School. All proceeds will go towards helping us buy a defibrillator. All support will be gratefully appreciated! We hope to see you there!

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Friday 14th April 2017


EASTER CAMPS THANK YOU!

A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Easter soccer camps! They were brilliantly attended and terrific fun throughout.

Thanks so much to all the grown ups for bringing your child along each day. We hope your child had a great time! Please see our 'Holiday Camps' page for details of our next camps in the Summer.

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