Welcome to the new iPro Football Blog. The aim of this blog is to give you an inside angle on all goings on within iPro, from a different member of our team! There's lots going on each week and we want you to be part of our journey.
by Sean Kelleher
It's been a busy few months having rebranded to iPro Football Coaching, but I'm delighted with how everything has gone so far. Having formerly worked under the Pro Direct soccer academy banner, and been supported greatly by adidas, it was a big step going at it alone but I'm glad that we did.
We're now solely in control of what we want to do and can tailor the direction that we're heading in. We've got our new logo, website, grown the social media and I've also got a new van design on the way!
We're working in 18 great schools, and the children are improving their abilities every week thanks to the excellent coaches we've got working for us. It's not easy finding staff that are genuinely interested in helping to improve players, but every one of our coaches is committed to the cause, and the results are there for all to see.
Having worked in professional academy football I understand that it is crucial not only to improve each player's ability but their life skills too. And by that I mean: manners, respect, communication, conversing, work ethic and most importantly being able to listen. When you live in England you have to learn to listen in the cold, and that isn't always easy!
There are lots of meetings coming up, so potential for lots more opportunity to get involved with us, and I'm confident that iPro will continue to offer local players the opportunity to enjoy playing football, with a smile on their face whilst developing their game at the same time also.