Coaching Focus - Season One round-up

A round-up of the guests and sessions that have featured on the first season of TCM's Coaching Focus.

Aug 7th 2020

Written by The Coaching Manual

Over the last few months, we have had some excellent guests feature in the first season of our web series 'Coaching Focus'.

Coaches from around the world have joined us to discuss some of the best sessions on The Coaching Manual platform: what they like about the sessions, what they would do differently, and what they would do to develop the concepts.

Before we move onto Coaching Focus Season Two, we thought we would take a look back at the first 11 episodes of Coaching Focus, and remind you of some of the insightful discussions we have already had with some of our coaching partners.

Episode 1

In our very first episode of Coaching Focus, we sat down with Mike Wilson from Apex Soccer Academy in Iowa to talk about a session delivered by Terry Moore. Watch here.


Episode 2

In the second episode of Coaching Focus, we talked about Anthony Limbrick's Passing And Receiving session with Kevin Graham from CD Rincon in Malaga. Watch here.

Episode 3

Here we looked at a session about creating space by Andy Martino with Joe McNab from Chicago Fire. Watch here.

Episode 4

This week, we spoke to Conor Ward from AYSO United about James Baxter's Attacking Overloads session and the Skill Practices involved. Watch here.


Episode 5

In this episode of Coaching Focus, we talked to Jose Smith from Chicago Fire to talk about a defending session delivered by Terry Moore. Watch here.

Episode 6

In the sixth episode of Coaching Focus, we spoke to Sporting Missouri Valley's Jonny Brown about a session by Anthony Limbrick on creating space. Watch here.

Episode 7

In week seven, we talked to Jack Doyle about counter-attacking and session delivered by Terry Moore. Watch here.

Episode 8

This episode saw us take a look at a combined to finish session delivered by Andy Marks with Emilee Tominovich from the Marymount University and Beach FC in episode 8 of Coaching Focus. Watch here.


Episode 9

In this episode of Coaching Focus, we heard from former Mexican international and current Chicago Fire Juniors coach Christina Murillo discussing a session by Steve Greaves on Possession Play. Watch here.


Episode 10

In episode 10, we discussed Andy Martino's session on Support Play and Creating Space with Simon O'Neil from ProFormance Global. Watch here.

Episode 11

For the last episode in the series, we spoke to AYSO United coach Bill Worden about a session by Anthony Limbrick about Playing Out from the Back. Watch here.

We're always on the look-out for coaches to get involved with Coaching Focus, and star in future episodes. If you would like to feature in an episode with our team, send an email to

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