Link-Up Play Session with Rene Meulensteen (youth level)

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Attached is a powerpoint session created by Rene Meulensteen while at Manchester United. I ran it with my boys u11 club team and it went smoothly. I ran all parts besides the last two slides (slides 6 and 7). The important objectives to focus on are: -Quick combination play (quick decision making and moving after passing) -Change of direction with the ball (turns which you incorporate at the beginning of the session) -Switching play. If you can bring these three things out in the session I think the players will get a lot out of it.


I am a youth and college soccer coach who is passionate about making coaching my career and helping assist players in their development. I am always trying to learn from the game and always willing to share with others the insights I have made from the game. If you have coaching tips or materials you would like to share, just contact me.

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