The leaders of Football in Education in the North East
IMPROTECH Soccer Elite Academies in Newcastle, Hartlepool, Peterlee, South Tyneside and 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 to UEFA Pro Licence standard – the highest coaching qualification in the game. 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.
Here Come The Girls! New football academies launch in Peterlee and Hebburn
February 13, 2019, 1:54 pm
THE first elite football academies for school girls in the country are being launched in County
Durham and South Tyneside.
St Bede’s Comprehensive school in Peterlee and St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in
Lee Clark launches new elite Football Academy at Walker Riverside School, Newcastle
February 13, 2019, 1:44 pm
The new Football Academy at Walker Riverside
LOCAL hero Lee Clark says talented young Tyneside footballers have a golden opportunity to thanks to the launch of an elite Football Academy in …
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 runs into the hundreds, 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 - Sunderland College, English Martyrs, Hartlepool, St Bede's, Peterlee
IMPROTECH pioneered football in education in England, creating its first football academy more than seven years ago.
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 help 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 that’s why we have been working hard to bring Improtech training to talented young players on Tyneside and Teesside too.
We have developed an exciting link up with Sunderland College restructuring, improving and running their elite football development centre, based at the Bede Campus.
Within the space of a couple of years, we have produced results to be proud of – winning trophies and successfully increasing recruitment.
The same goes for English Martyrs in Hartlepool, which became Improtech’s third Elite Academy when the course started in September 2017.
Improtech is launching at St Bede’s School, Peterlee in September 2018 and at St Joseph’s, Hebburn at the same time.
And we were thrilled to take our first steps into Tyneside with the announcement that in September 2019, Walker Riverside Academy will launch an elite football academy run by Improtech.
It is an exciting challenge as we look to make the most of the region’s homegrown footballing talent but recruitment for all centres is progressing well.
And with the help of all the schools we have partnered with, structures have been put in place to ensure all our centres are simultaneously successful.