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December 2018

E learning system


Win over 800 dirhams With Starfootballacademy 7 days countdown

Star Football Academy is excited to present the first E-Learning Football Academy System. To celebrate our launch there will be a 7-day countdown of the amazing features of our new E-Learning System.

A lucky dip will take place at the end of the countdown where a name will be pulled out of a box to win a month’s worth of free football sessions valued at over 800 DHS. To be in the draw members will be given name tags at each session this week. Also, anyone who tags a friend with #starfootballacademy or #onlyelearningfootballacademy will get a ticket for each tag.

The more tags the more chances to win. Come join the fun at Star Football Academy Visit our website to know more

E learning system2018-12-30T11:17:28+00:00

healthy lifestyle at Star Football Academy


The Most Important Meal of the Day!

At Star Football Academy we promote a healthy lifestyle for our players to grow strong and remain healthy throughout their lives. The most important way for a healthier life is to eat breakfast. Many children forgo breakfast as they find it difficult to eat early in the morning or simply with our busy lifestyles we tend to run out of time in the morning. Studies show that breakfast in the morning gives our metabolism a kick start, with the right breakfast we have an intake of the right energy throughout the day and our bodies burn calories more efficiently which leads to a healthier body weight.

So what breakfasts are most beneficial


This food can be tricky with the vast variety available, however, provides 

It is important to look at the sugars added and the vitamin values added. A nutritious cereal should be whole grain with

no added sugar and low in sodium. Fresh banana, berries and nuts add vitamins and minerals to help young bodies grow and are a great way to

add natural flavours to your cereal. For children, full cream milk is always best as this provides calcium to help with strong bones. Other alternatives to cow’s milk is almond milk and soy milk. Living in the UAE I have even used camels milk on cereal it has many health benefits and rich in calcium. A dollop of yoghurt is also a great calcium source and helps the stomach digest food.


Egg are high in protein and have choline which helps transport nutrients throughout the body. Eggs have been found as a very important key in helping infants in their memory functions and development. There are many ways to prepare eggs: scrambled, boiled, poached, grilled and fried or made into an omelette. Eggs are great with toast, with salad and with vegetables and are very versatile. My favourite memory as a child is having a boiled egg with the yellow slightly runny and dipping bread fingers into the yolk in my favourite egg cup.

Fruit and Yoghurt:

For a quick breakfast, nothing beats fruit and yoghurt. Full of vitamins and minerals it is versatile as you can use your child’s favourite fruit. The fruit has so many benefits and adding breakfast makes sure your child receives their daily intake of fruit. Yoghurt, as mentioned before, helps with calcium, aids in digestion and have many minerals that also help to keep a healthy body weight. For an easy option to blend the fruit and yoghurt together to make a smoothie that can be put in a cup and taken in the car. It saves time whilst giving your child something to do in the car and filling up on a nutritious breakfast at the same time.

We at Star Football Academy look forward to seeing our players excited and happy during their football classes in Dubai and Sharjah. Having a fresh start in the morning with a healthy breakfast makes a big difference to your child’s day. These are just some ideas that may be helpful to you and I am sure there are numerous other ideas that you as parents have come up with. It would be wonderful to share these ideas. Please feel free to share your own ideas and post photos or recipes. The Star Football Academy wishes you and your families a healthier and happier year ahead.

healthy lifestyle at Star Football Academy2018-12-18T10:50:59+00:00

August 2018

Asian Cup coming to UAE


The United Arab Emirates will host the Asian Cup over 21 days fromasian games in uae the 5th January to the 1st of February in 2019. This major event brings football together with 24 nations and will host 51 games across 8 stadiums in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah. With an estimated 1.1 million attendees the UAE will have the eyes of the world watching them and will be the hub for football fans all over the global market. This amazing event is to encourage schools to support their nation and to help support each other’s nations across Asia and the Middle East. It gives school children the platform to express themselves and their nation through football and is intended to be an educational experience for all involved. Preparation for the Asian Cup starts this year with officials and educators monitoring closely the focus on student engagement in the event. Although the game of football is the platform celebrated the teams will also have the opportunities of school trips and a scheme to adopt a Nation so that students feel fully supported in their time in the UAE.

The UAE has many Initiatives in place to make this Asian Cup an amazing event. The private football academies will also partake and will have opportunities to watch some games. The Star Football Academy encourages their members to support their nations and will have the opportunity to watch a game or two. Mr Anees Makrous the Manager and Head Coach of Star Football Academy is encouraging schools and clubs to get involved in the exciting event.

Asian Cup coming to UAE2018-08-25T08:02:28+00:00

July 2018

Six pathways for Arab countries to perform better at the World Cup!


1 – Starting age of playing football:

Football clubs in the Arab Counties offer kids football classes at the age of 6 or 7 wherein the European counties children are starting their football learning journey at the age of 2 years. Although a lot of private academics began these programs in countries like UAE, Oman, Qatar, and KSA unlike other countries we need to see more kids involved with football coaching at a very young age for example in the UAE most kids are 6 years old when playing in the clubs.

2 – An organized pathway between the school competitions and the Arab Clubs

In most of the countries that have developed good sports teams other than football teams, there are many advantages to starting with school and club competition. Arab counties often lack these qualities compared to other countries, as there are ongoing competitions for the kids, however there is no time where the actual football association is scouting the players. In my experience, I have seen football clubs organize some coaches or a sports teacher similar to private work to look for good optional players in the school which I believe this is a better option and the right way. The football association should help to organize a better interschool competition system and make sure to push physical education in the schools as it is a vital subject.

3 – Tables of results at the youth football competition

Often Football clubs in Arab countries care more about the results in the youth football competition and are interested to see which team will be on the top of the table at the end of the season. This pressure is creating an adverse effect on the players and the coaches. The children at this stage should join the club to learn and have fun, otherwise putting immense pressure on these players and youth coaches results in kids dropping out of the football games. Coaches are then under pressure as having only a certain number of players to use in games and not giving a chance to other players to play. In real life nobody in the world can guess the future of the kids, mistakes have also happened with top football clubs like Barcelona. In Barcelona coaching staff had given up on Jordi Alba and sold him when he was in the youth football team, however they had to buy him back as he developed as one of the best full-backs in the world. In most European counties there are no more tables for the youth league. The aim is to let the kids play football for enjoyment and to let them get the experience rather than focusing on winning or losing games. The European football clubs concentrate on the performing teamwork fitness side, healthy lifestyle, listening skills, independence which is more important than being the first on the league. The aim of the youth academy is to make sure every year two to three good players play with the first team that has the same philosophy of the club.

4 – Coaching course

The Football Association needs to run more professional coaching courses for coaches to increase the number of quality coaches that will effectively develop more players. For example, in Iceland which is a tiny county where the weather conditions are a lot harder than the UAE they have built 16 indoor Football venues that the government has paid for. This is so every child has the opportunity to join football classes and every coach has the opportunity to undertake professional development and coaching courses. Now every 600 people living in Iceland have a qualified Football coach. In the UAE because of the hot weather during 5 months of the year, the children have training for only around seven months. This shorter time is affecting their development of football skills as the children are not active for five months of the year. In my opinion, every football club should be investing more with building Indoor football venues for all their young teams and they should be concentrating on running football camps and regular football training during the summer time when the children are on holidays as this will be an excellent time for the kids to develop their football skills. There is another excellent example of countries that have changed their strategy in football coaching after England failed to place in the last two world cups. The UK wants more coaches to have a UEFA license and A license as they found that in Spain the number of people that have UEFA coaches is a lot of higher than England. The UK want more coaches to participate in more organized Professional development for all coaches and even run online courses for coaches that could not attend the lessons. The Arab Football Association needs to work on a long-term strategies with the clubs, and the community, to try to improve the coaching level which helps the player to develop their potential, tactically and be ready to play football at a higher standard.

5 -Youth League

Most of the Gulf nations at the moment have many ex-patriate children that are living there and clubs should be using the benefits of these kids in their leagues. These ex-patriate children should be training with the local kids of the clubs as they will help the Arab players to learn the good habits of eating and sleeping well, listening to instructions and being a good team player. The western kids are a part of the clubs and open the club for all the expats to be part of each country youth programs like other European counties. If you look at the French national team for example most of the players come from different backgrounds that are not originally French. I believe the Arab countries should try to organize International Football tournaments to be held in the Arab countries. They should concentrate on the youth generation to give them the experience and try to play friendly games with the top clubs in the world. The important point is that Arab players need to be exposed to other forms of strategies that can help develop good habits in players.

6 – Adult league

The Football Association should try to push more for their nation to watch the league football games and try to encourage the young generation to support their country league teams. The football association can try to accomplish this in two ways.
The football clubs could bring big stars that may be at the end of their career to play in the league, also having more than two expat players to be on the pitch. Perhaps governments need to support the clubs financially.
The High level of the country football league will improve the level of the National Football team. The clubs could send players to play in the European league. For example, KSA sent players to play in Spanish football teams. However, the mistake that happened in KSA this year was the national teams they were training with in football clubs in Spain were not playing regular football. Instead of buying a clubs in UK, France or Spain they should try to purchase clubs to make it easy for your national team player to be part of the club as this will help to play at the highest level. The national team players or the first team players visit the school more often, organize TV appearances in shopping centers and push the media to cover the football league news. People will be interested more to follow their own national and local team and then this will help the nation to discover better players.

Six pathways for Arab countries to perform better at the World Cup!2018-11-26T08:36:47+00:00

June 2018

20 % For Star football academy Members


Dear parents,football academy offer
Star Football Training Academy Dubai  would like to offer for 20 % ( on Food & Drinks ) for the World-Cup Event with an exclusive and unique experience of watching a long-awaited World Football 2018 on a giant LED screen from the infinity swimming pool with the floating bar & in the large landscaped gardens at the Doubletree by Hilton JBR. We are also creating different zones in the Garden – VIP seating, Kids corner with face painting, games and lot more  a live band and/ or DJ every day depending on the matches, food specialties based on the match, etc.. We will also have a football pitch and 3 volleyball pitches on the beach, Football tables, goal posts, etc., perfect for a friendly match.

Star football academy has the partner with to offer this great experience for our members of the academy this an exclusive offer how you get the discount just Fill up the form below and I will contact the hotel and your name to the guest list so you get the 20% discount.

If you are looking for football classes in Sharjah During the summer holiday Star football academy have regular classes four times per week on Sunday, Tuesday Friday & Saturday. we have classes for all age group and all abilities. Kids Summer camp is back this holiday for half a month please follow to link to know about the summer camp program.

Parents that live in Mirdif area or Festival city area and looking for football classes in Dubai we have also three days on Monday, Thursday, and Friday on Monday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm while on Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm .please have a look at the main page for all the information. Should you require any further details please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. our aim to work all the summer holidays and to provide quality indoor football classes for our clients in Dubai and Sharjah thank you for the support and I hope you will enjoy watching the world cup with your family and friends.

20 % For Star football academy Members2018-06-14T17:10:50+00:00

April 2018

Dealing with disappointment


Favicon 72 logo for star football acadmeyRicky Barton, an U11s grassroots coach, explores the topic of dealing with disappointment and offers up some key learnings from his experiences.

I think one of my favorite things in the new England DNA Foundation Phase group on Hive is the emphasis on development rather than winning.

As a parent watching on from the sideline, it was very easy to get caught up in the score-line and project my disappointment with a loss onto my son after the game, even though I was only a spectator (a symptom of English football followers in general).

This can only have been detrimental to his development.

So having learned to remove this pressure from the game for the players, only now do I understand the potential damage I could have done!

For me, I think the key to avoiding this (prevention is better than cure for me) starts at training through the week.

When I first started volunteering, the match at the end of training would always end in a squabble about the scoreline and the losing team would finish on a very low note, which is very disappointing as a coach. I want them to end the session with a big smile on their face!

I felt that this was transferring to their match on a Sunday and detracting from their experiences of the game. I took fairly drastic action to start with: the next week I gathered them all together to discuss the practices we had performed before our match at the end of the session and explained that they were with me for that hour to learn and enjoy themselves rather than to win, and we would not be keeping score for the match at the end.

I know this is somewhat contradictory to the training we now all receive with regards to making it realistic but I felt it had the desired effect.

“Once they understand that they are not under pressure to win, they play with a lot more freedom and enjoy the game much more.”    

I investigated a little further into possible solutions using Hive to look for tips.

The following week, they were allowed to keep score but for the last few minutes I put them in a scenario to finish – “Reds are losing 0-1 and have 2 minutes.” This gave each team an individual focus and removed any negative feelings on whatever the scoreline had been before. It re-motivated the players and made the last few minutes more exciting for them. They all left the session much happier.

I have developed a few ideas to counteract this when I spot it happening now.

I will mix the teams up by swapping players in the middle of the game, giving the losing team a player from the winning team to give them an overload, or just reset the score to 0-0 and let them start again.

The main thing though is to heap praise on the players for effort instead of outcome – i.e. for trying to compete rather than for winning so they understand that this is what we are looking for from them. Once they understand that they are not under pressure to win, they play with a lot more freedom and enjoy the game much more.

Another technique I use is to split the cliques at the start of a training match.

I use lots of different ways to keep them guessing but along the lines of “split yourselves into 2 teams” (this will result in the cliques gathering together), then “now number yourselves from 1 – 6” (this way they still have ownership over where they end up and accept the outcome more easily). I will then ask the number 2’s from each group to put their hands up, “now swap teams”. I will do this with 3 of the 6 in any random order. I find this removes a lot of the rivalries within the group, e.g. school v school or friends v friends, which reduces the desire to “beat” the other team.

“The main thing is to heap praise on the players for effort instead of the outcome.”   

I translate this to match day after a loss by reminding the players (having laid the groundwork during training) that we are there to develop and not to focus on the score, just the same as we are with training. I will remind them of the success they have had in their individual challenges (these are carefully selected to ensure the player can achieve some success while still being challenged – in line with the DNA) and team challenges throughout the match (which are linked to the previous training session). I then ask the players what they think they could have done better and would like to work on in the next training session, but will always end by asking them what they thought they did well so they go home with positive thoughts in the front of their minds.

I think that inevitably there are some players who are just built with the desire to win ingrained in their DNA (do you like what I did there?) and they will be disappointed with losing no matter what methods you use.

There will also be pressure from outside influences that you can’t control so accept that some kids just don’t like losing and manage it as best you can by letting them know that it is perfectly fine to have a great desire to win, but, you are interested in improvement before winning.

About the coach – Ricky Barton

Ricky is a volunteer dad at Dexters Sports Youth Football U11’s, and is also director of Bournemouth Youth Futsal Association (foundation phase).

He loves The FA’s new approach so much that he wants to continue learning. He currently holds The FA Level 2 qualification, while also being a Level 1 Futsal coach. He plans to do the UEFA B and Futsal Level 2 when possible.

This the link to the original article as I am a member of the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club

Dealing with disappointment2018-04-10T18:10:22+00:00

December 2017

7 Reasons Why You Should Never Try Star Football Academy


football coaching in sharjahRegistration

The hassle free online booking & database system. You can register your child for Football coaching in Sharjah & Dubai. Available soon you will be able to make online payments.  register here 


The high quality coaches that work at Star Football Academy. Our coaches have qualifications from UEFA.  The coaches speak fluent English and Arabic and have a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree. The head Coach Anees Makrous has 12 years teaching experience in International Schools in the UAE with children from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. Whatever you are looking for in Football coaching in Sharjah or Dubai we will make sure your child will get the best Football coaching in UAE.


The Star Football Academy has impressive indoor and outdoor facilities that beat most other UAE academies. Sessions are held at different times to suit and accommodate all family’s needs. If you are looking for high quality Football coaching in Sharjah or Dubai our academy has high quality coaching and excellent facilities to match.


The Star Football Academy offers UAE Camps and overseas camps in the UK and Spain. We have individual training programs for players that take place in the UAE venue. We also offer overseas tryouts with elite clubs in the UK with our partnership with the Espirt Football Academy.

Pricing and Free Tryout

No academy can beat our affordable prices for Football coaching in Sharjah or Dubai compared to the quality of the training that we offer in our sessions. We have an open door policy where parents are welcome to watch training and games. To reinforce our quality coaching and training we offer a free tryout session. We have great discounts for monthly, quarterly and yearly registration.


The Star Football Academy offers transport of pick up and drop off services. A coach accompanies the players on the bus to make sure all children are in safe hands.

Frequent Games

We offer friendly games to all our players on a regular basis. Unlike some other Football Academies we make sure all our members have the chance to represent the academy in each and every game. The Star Football Academy reflects consistently on improving the team performance and not just focusing on the results of winning or losing. We have a strong philosophy that we follow and our goal is to always do what is the best for our students.

If you don’t think these are 7 Reasons to try the Star Football Academy then you are missing out. Come join the fun!

7 Reasons Why You Should Never Try Star Football Academy2018-01-15T21:24:01+00:00

Star Academy Football Summer kids Camp


Star Academy Football Summer Kids Camp

football camp in SharjahThe Star Football Academy Football camp or Multi-Sport Summer Camp and is designed for players to build their skill development in many different areas using exercises to promote maximum participation by creating a fun learning environment through different sports and creative activities to help improve player’s general coordination, fitness, teamwork attitude and self-confidence. The players will be separated into 3 different groups depending on the age and the abilities of the player. The camp is open for boys that are between 6-14 years old.   Take a look at the schedule below to view the activities your child will engage in:

TimeSummer HolidaySummer HolidaySummer HolidaySummer  Holiday
9:00amCamp Orientation and Briefing for the day.
9:15amMulti-Skilled games for Multi-Sports such as Basketball, Hockey, Football and Swimming
10:00amRotational Multi-Sport Games –Technical Skills
11:00amMulti–Sport Tactical Session for the different Sports
12:00amLunch and Various Fun Activities – Fun quizzes, karaoke, funny soccer movie clip, nutrition etc.
1:00pmRotational activities between Art and Craft and Multi-Sports Team Games
2:45pmSwimming Training Sessions – Fun Pool Games, Competition, and Team Building
3:30pmHome time


Daily Routines:  Each day players need to bring:

  • Packed lunch each day with snacks and a water bottle. (We have a refrigerator to keep the players lunches fresh if needed)
  • Wear sports clothes and shoes
  • Swimming clothes and towel for pool and water activities.

Supervision and Coaching Staff

The safety and supervision of your children is very important to us and that’s why we have staff that are well qualified and have the experience to oversee this camp. There are staff members with first aid training. And all have teaching and coaching degrees.


The cost of the Star Football Academy Football summer kids Camps is Very affordable. Should you wish to register your child, please complete the registration form and send the payment to Mr. Anees. In order to secure your place in the camp, payment should be sent with the registration form.

A bus is available if you would like your child picked up and dropped off at the camp.

soon we will publish all the information.

Star Academy Football Summer kids Camp2018-06-04T10:41:18+00:00

November 2017

Nutrition Fоr Yоur Yоung Kid Athlеtе


Nutrition Fоr Yоur Yоung Kid Athlеtе Youth Football Academy

Nutrition іѕ extremely іmроrtаnt for any young person, especially an аthlеtіс оnе, and еvеn mоrе so durіng thе dеvеlорmеntаl уеаrѕ оf thеіr lіfе. Whеthеr your сhіld іѕ involved іn soccer youth academy or youth football academy gуmnаѕtісѕ оr swimming оr Lіttlе Lеаguе, hе оr she nееdѕ a gооd nutrіtіvе bаlаnсе in оrdеr to be successful іn аnу еndеаvоr. It саnnоt bе ѕtrеѕѕеd enough thаt anorexia and bulіmіа, сhrоnіс mаlnutrіtіоn, аrе аbѕоlutеlу devastating not оnlу to аn аthlеtе’ѕ саrееr, but аlѕо to оvеrаll hеаlth аnd well-being. You should always watch for dесrеаѕеd еаtіng іn уоur child, no mаttеr how rоbuѕt аnd hеаlthу thеу mау seem. Intеrеѕtіnglу еnоugh, vеrу fеw scientific ѕtudіеѕ оn thе nutrіtіоn оf сhіld аthlеtеѕ hаvе bееn published. You dоn’t rеаllу nееd tо be a ѕсіеntіѕt (or an аlсhеmіѕt) tо create a healthy mеnu fоr your асtіvе youth, though. All you nееd іѕ a lіttlе bit оf creativity, аnd, оf course, the fасtѕ аbоut dіffеrеnt kіndѕ оf fооdѕ. Aѕ is dісtаtеd by соmmоn ѕеnѕе, іt’ѕ nесеѕѕаrу for kіdѕ whо аrе асtіvе tо соnѕumе mоrе саlоrіс energy thаn their couch роtаtо counterparts. Sometimes, thеу must tаkе in several hundred – or еvеn a thousand – hеаlthу саlоrіеѕ more thаn thе average child, depending uроn thеіr аgе аnd upon thе іntеnѕіtу of the sport thеу’rе раrtісіраtіng in. So whаt tуреѕ оf fооd ѕhоuld you gіvе уоur gуmnаѕt? I’ll help уоu оut.

In General: Youth Football Academy

healthy snaks at star football

Evеrуdау nutrition calls fоr a hеаlthу bаlаnсе оf рrоtеіn, саlсіum, vіtаmіnѕ and minerals. Thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt type of саlоrіс іntаkе fоr a сhіld athlete is саrbоhуdrаtеѕ. Wіthоut саrbоhуdrаtеѕ, thе bоdу cannot rеаdіlу rерlеnіѕh its ѕtоrеѕ оf energy in thе muscles аnd іn thе liver. Simple саrbоhуdrаtеѕ, lіkе thоѕе fоund in mоѕt саndіеѕ аnd chocolates, аrе not enough & hаrmful іf consumed еxсеѕѕіvеlу: they are used up tоо ԛuісklу аnd іf eaten bеfоrе соmреtіng саn cause changes іn blооd pressure (of соurѕе, уоu саn ѕрlurgе еvеrу оnсе іn a whіlе — juѕt nоt constantly). Lоngеr tеrm еffесtѕ may bе changes іnѕulіn ѕесrеtіоn аnd resulting рrоblеmѕ. Pаѕtа, brеаd, аnd rice — іn оthеr wоrdѕ, foods frоm grаіn

— Аrе best оvеrаll fоr саrbоhуdrаtе intake. Fruits and vеgеtаblеѕ аrе еxсеllеnt ѕоurсеѕ оf carbs аnd of vіtаmіnѕ аnd mіnеrаlѕ. Dairy рrоduсtѕ аrе еѕресіаllу іmроrtаnt fоr building strong bоnеѕ and tееth. Mеаt — or mеаt ѕubѕtіtutе — Іѕ needed fоr protein іntаkе. Did you knоw thаt if уоu know if уоu рut bеаnѕ аnd rісе together, they сrеаtе a реrfесt protein? Mоѕt рlаntѕ dоn’t рrоduсе аll оf thе рrоtеіnѕ wе аѕ humаn beings nееd to ѕurvіvе , but if they are еаtеn at thе same tіmе, thеу gіvе уоu all thе protein уоu nееd. That mеаnѕ уоu саn have refried bеаnѕ with rісе, оr mеаtlеѕѕ сhіlі with rice, оr a variety of оthеr соmbіnаtіоnѕ, іf іndееd you dоn’t wаnt to eat bееf, chicken, оr other аnіmаl proteins. check these 9 healthy snack ideas.

at Star football Academy we prepare the players for the games by speaking about the food that they should be eating during the week. If you are looking for youth football academy in Dubai or Sharjah star football academy registration is still open.

Bеfоrе аn Evеnt: Youth Football Academy

Aррrоxіmаtеlу twо tо thrее hоurѕ bеfоrе your child is tо раrtісіраtе іn аn еvеnt, оr іndееd іn trаіnіng, уоu ѕhоuld hаvе them еаt a lіght mеаl fіllеd wіth carbohydrates: a bowl оf ѕраghеttі, a ѕаndwісh wіth lеttuсе and a glass оf fruіt juісе, саrrоt ѕtісkѕ аnd a ріесе оf сhееѕе, оr ѕоmеthіng еlѕе tо thеіr tаѕtе. It’s always advisable to hаvе them еxеrt themselves оn a slightly еmрtу ѕtоmасh because they mау еxреrіеnсе cramping or fаtіguе оthеrwіѕе.

During an Event: Youth Football Academy

During an event or рrасtісе, іt іѕ vіtаllу important thаt your аthlеtе remain hydrated. Whеn hе оr ѕhе ѕwеаtѕ profusely, wаtеr іѕ lost tо thе аtmоѕрhеrе vіа еvароrаtіоn. A lоt оf vароr іѕ аlѕо lоѕt thrоugh dеер breathing. Thіѕ іѕ thе bоdу’ѕ natural сооlіng ѕуѕtеm. It needs tо bе replenished, juѕt like thе cooling elements in уоur аіr соndіtіоnеr. Evеrу twеntу tо thіrtу mіnutеѕ durіng ѕtrеnuоuѕ exercise, уоur сhіld should drink ѕіx tо eight ounces of wаtеr. A sports drіnk is ассерtаblе ѕоmеtіmеѕ, so long as іt has fеw саrbоhуdrаtеѕ (undеr 15-20 grams іѕ best). Even dіlutеd fruit juісе (оnе раrt water tо оnе раrt juісе) wіll wоrk wеll. Kеер іn mіnd thаt dеhуdrаtіоn is a vеrу ѕеrіоuѕ problem wіth аthlеtеѕ — and whеn they bеgіn to fееl thirsty, it mау аlrеаdу be tоо lаtе. Whether оr not thеу аrе thіrѕtу, уоu ѕhоuld kеер thеm hуdrаtеd wіth wаtеr, juice, or ѕроrtѕ drіnkѕ.

After an Evеnt: Youth Football Academy

After аn еvеnt, it’s a gооd іdеа to lеt your child have something full оf саrbоhуdrаtеѕ tо eat – just lіkе thе pre-game mеаl. Thіѕ wіll rерlеnіѕh thеіr energy ѕtоrеѕ аnd еаѕе their rесоvеrу time. Star football academy is  a way of life our players live, breath and enjoy football. check our website for all the deatils.

With аll оf thіѕ, gооd luсk!

Nutrition Fоr Yоur Yоung Kid Athlеtе2018-11-26T08:28:18+00:00

October 2017

6 Tips for Happy Kids & Happy family


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Parents always want the best for their children and to have their child be happy, healthy and successful.  The Star Football Academy have the best kids football training and our staff enjoys being a part of the lives of the children that we regularly get to coach. It is a reward to see children develop, build confidence and gain friendships that shape the players. The old proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” means every experience whether immediate family, relatives, friends, school or sports give children building blocks to developing their social values, lifestyle choices, and to grow into healthy and happy adults. In our ever evolving technological age and increasing busy schedules it can sometimes be frustrating in trying to keep a balance in these areas. Here are some factors to consider to in guiding your child on the right path to a healthy adulthood.


Sleep kids football training

Research has shown strong evidence that not getting enough sleep can affect the cognitive development of children as they develop and grow. Children before reaching their teenage years need at least 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night. Bedtime can be difficult however regular routines mentioned below can help such as preparing for bed (bath, pajamas brush teeth etc.), lowering the light, reading a bedtime story, having your children speak about their day helps children relax.  Avoiding technology such as ipads, video games and alike is important for at least 2-3 hours before bedtime. A study showed the effect on the brain of using technology at night increases problems of sleeping and can caused the brain to not reach a deep restful sleep. For further information please view At Star Football Academy part of our kids football training includes us speaking about the importance of sleeping and how it will affect the performance of the players.


Routine kids football training

Consistency is the key to developing independence and organization. A simple routine such as a child packing and unpacking their own school bags at the beginning and end of the day builds responsibility. A schedule on the wall or fridge can help your child prepare for the day ahead especially any events they may be looking forward to such as a friendly game. Have similar times for waking up, going to bed, having dinner etc. As difficult as it sounds it makes your child aware of what is happening and siblings can help each other in the process also. Please view for ideas. Routine in kids football training during the weekly training session and games will help our players to know the training routine and we teach them to be more responsible for signing up for the academy sessions and friendly games etc.


Healthy Eating kids football training

Food is a major factor in the health of children as it gives your child the need to sustain healthy energy levels throughout the learning day and during sports training and events. Proteins, carbohydrates a well as vitamins and minerals are very important in a well-balanced diet. Treats and snacks can be a part of a regular day however if well planned these can also serve a sweet tooth and remain equally healthy. Please refer to the blog ‘Snacks to help your child be active throughout the day’ at for more ideas. Friendly games are a major part of the kids training program that our players really look forward to it. we use these sessions to outline the importance of eating healthy food to have a healthy lifestyle and get the best performance during the games


Physical Activity kids football training

Joining a team sport such as Star football academy or swimming school can benefit the fitness of the child as well as making friends, building self-confidence and gaining leadership skills. Being active can also mean riding a bike, walking to the park, using the stairs instead of the elevator or going to the beach for a run or swim. Being active at a young age improves your child’s fitness, wellbeing and leads them to a healthier future. For further information go to . At Star Football, we have the most flexible kids football training program we have football training in Sharjah for 6 days a week except Wednesday as well as transport option available on the weekend for busy families. We have the best youth football academy in Sharjah for players that are 3-16years old.


Technology kids football training

 In today’s society being part of the technological age have many benefits, on the other hand technology can also consume many hours of your child’s time. It is important to set time aside in the day for technological use for fun or schoolwork, however when that time is over it is important to have time engaging in other activities like kid’s football training. Studies have shown that overuse of ipads and video games can impact the development of a child, it can prevent sleep, create social avoidance and cause a host of other issues. Technology is not inherently bad as it has many educational benefits and like most things in life should be used in moderation. Please see article on for more information.


Consequences/Setting Boundaries kids football training

This can be a difficult subject as many parenting skills are different from one family to the next. Setting boundaries does not mean setting impossible rules and likewise consequences does not mean severe punishment. Setting boundaries means that open communication is used to set expectations or rules within the family and in different environments and following through if those rules are not used. At Star football academy, we base our kids football training program on consequences and boundaries during every training session, games and the way the kids deal with each other to help them take it to the real life. At home for example, you may expect your child to complete their homework at a certain time in the evening and one day they continue to play outside. A consequence may be having lost the privilege to play outside the following evening and to engage in something you have chosen. Following through with the consequence is vital as it reinforces that inappropriate behavior will not be rewarded. Equally good behavior should be rewarded with verbal praise or something to your discretion such as an outing to a favorite place. Look at for further information.

Conclusion Star Football Academy

Remember there is no exact recipe for parents to follow as each child is an individual who responds differently. When looking at kids football training the coaches have to be very flexible and understand that kids are different and their response to learning a new skill is different according to the days, times food a lot of other factors. The village that was raised earlier is also very important and can help parents such as teachers, sport coaches and relatives or friends that have had similar experiences. At Star Football Academy we value each player as an individual and recognize the special talents each child has. All children deserve the care and support of the people around them as they move forward in their own futures.

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