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The Coaching Manual

The Coaching Manual is a resource built for soccer coaches who want to improve their understanding of coaching, find real practical sessions which they can use, and accelerate the development of their players by creating a first-class soccer learning environment.

It doesn’t matter what level you coach at, The Coaching Manual will help you get better, provide you with lots of ideas which you can use in your sessions, and give you access to cutting-edge software tools which will save you time, help your players learn, and make you a better coach.

TCM Founder Chris Barton said: ”The Coaching Manual was built to make top coaching content available to everyone, whether they are a student, volunteer, or working in the professional game. Our objective is to inspire coaches and players around the world to fall in love with football like we did. We are proud of what we have built, and proud of the fact we are able to help thousands of coaches around the world every single day.”

The wealth of broadcast-quality video content available on The Coaching Manual includes a series of masterclasses delivered by some of the most highly-respected coaches in the game, recorded in partnership with the League Managers Association.

Though some big-name female coaches have been featured on the TCM platform - including Carrie Taylor, the first female assistant head coach in the professional men’s game in the USA - The Coaching Manual are currently working with a number of women’s teams in order to increase the amount of representative content on their platform.

Chris added: “Our female user base is growing all the time, and it was also fantastic to see so many female coaches take part in our recent TCM Certificate Level 1 course. We want to help support the growth of the women’s game in the UK, from coach education to player support from a young age, with our industry-leading platform. Our aim is to equip schools and other organisations with the tools and resources they need to support aspiring coaches and players.

The Coaching Manual is trusted by coaches, clubs, and organisations around the world from grassroots to elite level, including Southampton FC, Sheffield United, Rangers FC, the American Youth Soccer Organization, Chicago Fire, and more. The platform is also used by high-profile professional players in England training to be coaches through The Coaching Manual's partnership with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).