NCE Soccer Founder John Curtis, said: "We’re delighted to team up with TopTekkers. It provides all NCE players with another valuable training tool.

“The TopTekkers platform allows NCE staff to set training objectives and motivate players with specific NCE training competitions.

“This spring is particularly challenging and I know TopTekkers can provide aspiring players with an excellent training alternative.”

Terry Barton, CEO of TopTekkers, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the National Center of Excellence, providing TopTekkers to their players.

“NCE are a forward-thinking organization that want to ensure their players continue their development regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in. We are strong advocates for this approach.

“In what is a difficult period for the soccer world, it’s important youth soccer clubs are proactive and inventive to ensure their players stay fit, healthy and get some vital touches on the ball.

“Now is the perfect time to increase the amount of practice players do in isolation and enhance their technical skills. TopTekkers is able to support that.”

NCE Soccer had planned to unveil the TopTekkers partnership with the launch of the new Spring program.

It was originally thought the app would supplement the NCE coaching program but, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, it seemed sensible to launch the partnership early.

Curtis, explained: “With NCE Soccer programs currently suspended and children now forced to stay at home we knew we had to launch this partnership early.

“This allows our students to retain focus and will help them to fill in the hours of boredom as they are forced to stay at home and miss school."