The leaders of Football in Education in the North East
IMPROTECH Soccer Elite Academies in Houghton, Hartlepool and at Sunderland College are helping develop pro footballers within the education system. We offer a unique service - an innovative, long-term development programme delivering the highest standards and best training - to select schools across the North and beyond.join Improtech: become a better player
the technical soccer specialists
IMPROTECH Soccer provides the perfect preparation for aspiring professional footballers and if you think you can be among the best, then we want YOU!
Young players learn the best habits, best techniques and best way to improve their game thanks to specialist training programmes devised by former Premier League player Martin Scott – one of the country’s most highly qualified coaches. Improtech delivers results too, as Premier League clubs Sunderland and Middlesbrough would testify, and North East neighbours Newcastle United and Hartlepool United agree.
WE are producing young players for the professional game in increasing numbers, equipping them with the tools needed to realise their full potential. Improtech offers a unique method of coaching for the elite soccer player, which will improve football technique in a professional, relaxed, educationally-based environment. Our main goal is to develop players who will consistently rank among the best in the country in their age groups.
Kepier U14s reach national English Schools FA Elite Schools Cup final
February 11, 2018, 1:45 pm
KEPIER U14s Academy side have reached the English Schools Football Association’s Elite Schools Cup final – a national competition to find the ‘best of the best’.
They beat Shropshire’s Thomas Telford …
Boro sign Improtech defender Lucas Reed
January 31, 2018, 2:45 am
IMPROTECH centre-half Lucas Reed has joined Middlesbrough FC Academy on a two-year contract.
Lucas, with Martin Carter, head of recruitment at Boro Academy …
what we do
WATCH the super skills of Improtech Soccer youngsters demonstrating the uses of Crazy Catch rebounder nets. This video was specially commissioned by Crazy Catch to demonstrate the functions of the nets to a UK-wide audience.
The international football equipment company specifically chose Improtech students to showcase the function and quality of their rebounder nets in specialist training sessions.The equipment is innovative, it improves technique when used under the guidance of good coaches and our young players love it!
great attitudes and great efforts bring great rewards...
We are proud of the way Improtech Soccer offers a unique method of coaching for the elite young soccer player. At the heart of what we do is the aim of improving football technique in a professional, relaxed, educationally-based environment.
However, we are not the only ones who believe in our aims and delivery method – we’ve had loads of glowing testimonials from those who have used Improtech, as well as the seal of approval from a Premier League club captain and current England international!
In the half dozen years we have been operating the number of players who have experienced Improtech in education has exceeded 100, covering the age ranges from 5 to 18, with many of our players being picked up by professional football clubs in the region.
During that time, thousands of youngsters have attended our training sessions and soccer camps.
Click on ‘read more’ to see the long list of potential stars of the future who have already benefited from Improtech.
the academies - Kepier, Sunderland College, English Martyrs
The Elite Academy@Kepier in Houghton was Improtech’s first – the leadership of the school being bold enough to pioneer elite football in education six years ago. The academy is marked out by the quality of its coaching and support staff and that hallmark of our service is currently being rolled out in our new academies in Sunderland and Hartlepool.
An Improtech Soccer Academy is defined by the quality of the environment in terms of education, facilities and infrastructure. And that same ethos continues in our soccer courses and our summer soccer camps.
Research suggests elite sports professionals need to invest 10,000 hours in training to achieve mastery. Improtech aims to give players that through a long-term development programme which produces best results in an academy environment.
The academies helps the elite performer get the 10,000 hours of deliberate, deep practice needed to become the best – because it is just as important to have the focus, as it is to put in the hours.
We strive to produce technically gifted players who are tactically astute and independent decision makers, fully equipped with all the that is needed for a successful career as a professional footballer. Our long-term goal is to get as many players from within our system to sign professional scholarships at professional clubs when they leave the elite academies at the end of year 11, or for late developers, at the age of 18 when they leave the College. Our passion and our driving force is to produce footballers capable of playing top level modern football.
We are in the process of extending our services to young footballers in schools across the region and and that’s why we have been working hard to bring Improtech training to talented young players on Tyneside and Teesside too.
Recently, we were thrilled to link up with Sunderland College to restructure, improve and run their elite football development centre, based at the Bede Campus.
It is early days for us at the College, having taken over towards the end of 2016 but we are delighted to have made improvements already and are bringing the courses up to the same standards of excellence that have been established at Kepier.
The same goes for English Martyrs in Hartlepool, which became Improtech’s third Elite Academy when the course started in September 2017. Recruitment has continued to progress and with the help of the school, structures have been put in place to ensure that all three centres are simultaneously successful.