In the competitive market of independent schools, parents will often look to sports performance as a deciding factor. PRC Elite works with schools such as yours to enhance and develop sports and educational programmes.
Our founder, Nick Tester, was a county coach in cricket, a national coach in football and built an outstanding reputation as the leader of Ardingly College's nationally reputed sports department. He can create a measurable increase in performance, and a clear improvement to student's experiences and their enjoyment of school life using his unique skill set. Our array of contacts include some of the best coaches in the UK for football, hockey, netball, cricket, lacrosse, rugby and athletics, as well as in strength, conditioning and rehabilitation training. PRC Elite can help your school to recruit a team that's capable of getting the best out of your students.
Nick's understanding of developing bespoke programmes for beginners, right up to elite level athletes makes him a valuable asset for any school wanting to get this incredibly important area of school life right.
What is the best education for my child? What institution would best fit my child's strengths?
At PRC Elite our vast knowledge of the independent school sector coupled with our large contact base means that we are in the perfect position to give parents and pupils alike the best advise as to which schools would be right for them. PRC Elite can also help with tutoring and preparation for examination days and interviews, as well as organising tours around a specific shortlist of schools.
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Nick in the cricket world for the last fifteen years, and have not seen many better youth coaches and practitioners than him. His knowledge of developing excellence and how to structure sessions allows youngsters to develop and reach the best possible standard that they can. His infectious care and passion for young people is great to behold, and any school would be sensible to use his knowledge to help their own programmes. I certainly look forward to working with PRC Elite in the future, both in cricket terms and also in their conferences.
James Foster - Essex CCC and England cricketer
Nick has a unique gift for nurturing aspiration in young people with a sensitivity to the individual and the balance required to retain educational breadth whilst focusing on ambitious targets, whether they are academic, musical, sporting. It is this ‘whole person’ educational philosophy which sets Nick apart in the world of elite sports training.
Off the sports pitch, I have worked closely with Nick in organising educational arts events and festivals. Nick has an instinctive understanding of how to pitch to an audience and this, combined with a contact list which would be the envy of any media mogul in sport, media, TV, opera, dance, popular music and many other spheres, make him all-but unique in the educational world and one of the best and most dependable people to know in the profession.
I would recommend Nick to you in many capacities, as a coach, public speaker, event organiser, agent or consultant. His knowledge and experience is second to none and his work transcends categorisation. Nick is not only a jack of many trades, uniquely he is a master of every single one.
Nick has not only turned around our results on the pitch, but he has made a significant impact on our girls’ and boys’ attitude towards sport. His enthusiasm is infectious. For our elite sports boys and girls he has been able to coach them to a level where they are competitive in both the county and national arena. If you are looking to develop your sports’ programme, I would highly recommend him.
Nick first coached me at the age of 14 in cricket. His coaching and advice played a key role in pushing my standards as a junior cricketer, with 1st team opportunities at an early stage helping me to get into the England Development Programme at 16 years old. He invested more time with me than anyone to help me to achieve my goals with the EDP through to U19 level. Nick’s best attribute is his passion for sport - always creatively finding ways to make training challenging, interesting, and immensely enjoyable, demonstrating his unmatched desire to be the best.