Chris Barton is the founder of soccer player development app TopTekkers. Originally from the Lake District in the UK, Chris was a promising soccer player whose career was cut short by injury. He moved into coaching and held a number of coaching roles in the UK and United States before launching The Coaching Manual in 2011. The Coaching Manual is an online platform designed to support soccer coaches in providing the best environment for their players' development. In 2019, Chris and his team launched the TopTekkers app, which has been adopted by soccer academies in Major League Soccer and the English Premier League.