We’re now into Week Two of FooTea at Cumbernauld Colts and it was great to see the kids again from Eastfield and Westfield Primary Schools.
This week, the football hour focussed on the benefits of warming-up and cooling-down and the difference between dynamic and static stretching. The kids are pictured here on the pitch at Broadwood before they went into their groups to learn about the variations in passing the ball from short, crisp runs to long, driven passes. The kids were all enthusiastic and practised calling for the ball, communicating with each other and listening carefully to the coaches’ instructions. They then went into their small sided games – there were definitely some budding stars in the group!.
The second hour was spent learning about the importance of fruit and vegetables in their diet and encouragement was given to the youngsters to try and eat five portions a day. They were particularly impressed that blueberries, whilst small, offer huge health benefits including boosting brain power! It was then off to the café for dinner and this week the youngsters enjoyed home-made lentil soup, followed by baked potatoes and a choice fruit. Next week, Alex and his team will teach the kids dribbling skills and the nutritional session will focus on water and hydration.