We partner with NorCal Premier!

Supporting coaches and players at hundreds of clubs across Northern California.

Jun 21st 2021

Written by The Coaching Manual

The Coaching Manual is delighted to announce a partnership with NorCal Premier Soccer, which will support coaches and players at hundreds of clubs across Northern California.

As part of the new partnership, NorCal will use their own customised version of The Coaching Manual, featuring TCM’s world-class video sessions and industry-leading planning tools, as well as a collection of NorCal’s own coaching content.

Teams under the NorCal Premier Soccer umbrella will benefit from discounted access to the digital platform, allowing DOCs and coaches to communicate their unique playing philosophy efficiently and effectively.

NorCal Premier President Benjamin Ziemer said: “We are pleased to partner with The Coaching Manual. We believe this partnership will assist NorCal Premier Soccer, the football clubs, directors and coaches to further improve their technical program, thereby better developing the most important part of their club - the players. Our partnership provides a cost effective tool to plan seasons, create exercises & trainings and access a wide variety of continuing education videos and sessions.”

Affiliated with more than 250 different clubs, NorCal is recognised as the top organisation in Northern California for player, coach, and referee development. The purpose of NorCal Premier Soccer is to foster the growth and development of selected Soccer Clubs throughout Northern California.

The Coaching Manual is a resource built for soccer coaches by 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. 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.

The Coaching Manual founder Chris Barton said: “Working in partnership with NorCal means that we will be able to help deliver coaching tools and education to thousands of coaches in Northern California. We’re delighted to align ourselves with such a trusted name in regional soccer development, and I’m excited about the progress we will make together.”

Also included as part of the partnership is access to the leading player development app TopTekkers, which allows coaches to set team and individual learning plans for players up to the age of 13. The app encourages and rewards players for making productive use of their time away from the training field, learning and practising the core techniques required to reach their potential in the game, with the added bonus of improving the quality of team training sessions.

TopTekkers has been developed with the help of Premier League Academy Coach Steven Crane, who is also The Coaching Manual’s Head of Player Development. He said: “We designed TopTekkers to empower young players so that they can reach their true potential by spending their off-field practice time wisely.

“But the app also gives coaches the ability to monitor progress, make adjustments where necessary, identify which players need help in certain areas and ensure that players improve their own technical ability so that group training becomes even more enjoyable and rewarding - so TopTekkers improves teams as well as individuals.”

The Coaching Manual is trusted by coaches, clubs, and organisations around the world from grassroots to elite level, including AYSO, Chicago Fire, Surf SC, Southampton FC, Sheffield United, Glasgow Rangers FC, 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).

For more information about how a ‘white label’ version of The Coaching Manual could help your club or organisation, contact our sales team on sales@thecoachingmanual.com

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