What we do - we offer an extensive range of support including 1-2-1 technical sessions, team sessions, coach mentoring, analysis and session planning, amongst our repertoire 

Our beliefs at PCT Coaching

The ever-growing importance of technical proficiency, tactical, positional, and game awareness is at the forefront of our training methodologies. Football is the beautiful game and we believe that falling in love with the ball and ball mastery is something every person that plays football should have in their repertoire.

Creating and developing confident, expressive, and self-motivated players with passion and enthusiasm is what we are all about within an environment that allows you to grow to your maximum potential. 
 

Our story

PCT Coaching was founded in 2017 whilst our head coach Martyn Irvine was coaching at Crewe Alexandra Ladies. However, our head coach’s journey began a long time before that. Whilst serving in the British Army, aged just 16 Martyn was involved with the coaching program alongside UEFA A licensed coaches at the Army Technical Foundation College and the Defence College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. A love of coaching was born and several postings across the UK and abroad brought valuable experience on his coaching journey.

In 2011, Stoke City Ladies came calling and 2 seasons at the club before a tour of duty put a hold on the coaching journey. Upon return, club involvement began and Hardman Development FC was formed, which began with humble beginnings of 3 teams which then grew over the next 5 years to 34 teams including male, female, boys, girls, and disability teams with a successful soccer school. It was during the height of the soccer schools success, paired with the Crewe Alexandra role, that PCT was born offering position-specific, game relevant technical sessions, group sessions, team sessions, and coach mentoring packages. 

Nearly 4 years old now, we have had the privilege of working with some of the most fantastic talents across Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Derbyshire to name but a few. Our 1-2-1 sessions are in high demand and along with team sessions that get the best out of your team. With over 50 1-2-1 sessions, team sessions, and coach engagement taking place each week, PCT is rapidly becoming the leading provider of player, coach and team development.

1-2-1 Sessions

Fully tailored, structured sessions that develop the individual across the 4 corners of long term player development - physical, technical, psychological and social characteristics.

Our bespoke sessions are position specific and cater for the technical and tactical requirements of the modern game.

Team Sessions

Fully bespoke sessions to incorporate the 4 phases of the game, in possession, out of possession, transition in to out & transition out to in. Age specific sessions, based on the format of the game your team plays.

Coach Mentoring

Holistic development for you and your  journey on your coaching pathway. From session designs, behaviour management and matchdays, we can support you and your team across all areas of the game.

Session Planning

Bespoke sessions tailored to the developmental needs of your players and team. Working with your playing and coaching philosophy, our detailed sessions cover and develop the 4 corners of long term player development

OUR TEAM

Martyn Irvine PCT head Coach , UEFA Football coach in Stoke on Trent

PCT HEAD COACH

MARTYN IRVINE

• UEFA A LICENCE STUDENT
• UEFA A ELITE YOUTH LICENSE STUDENT
• BSc HONS DEGREE IN SPORTS COACHING & FITNESS
• FA ADVANCED YOUTH AWARD YDP 
• LMA MANAGERS DIPLOMA IN CREATING CULTURE OF
EXCELLENCE
• FA LEVEL 2 FUTSAL
• FA TALENT ID LEVEL 2
• UEFA B License
• FA MENTORING ADULTS AWARD
• FA PSYCHOLOGY LEVEL 1
• COERVER YOUTH DIPLOMA 1 & 2
• LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT AWARD LEVEL 4

UEFA qualified football coaching in Stoke on Trent
FA Qualified football coach in Staffordshire
Coerver coaching football qualification

Experience working with

Hanley Town | Whitchurch Alport | Warrington Town | Belper Town

Stourbridge FC | Witton Albion | Stoke City | Port Vale

Crewe Alexandra | Macclesfield Town 

THE FA