23 March 2022
A Virtual Training Masterclass with Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) Coaches will be conducted on March 25 for kids in Chandigarh as part of the second season of ‘United We Play’ programme.
United We Play is a pan-India initiative by Apollo Tyres and Manchester United to support young footballers in India by giving them a platform to showcase their skills. In the first season of United We Play, over 4,000 players from across the country participated in a hybrid programme comprising on-ground trials and virtual sessions with Manchester United Soccer Schools’ coaches. At the end of the first season, four lucky players were treated to a surprise virtual call with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford.
The Masterclass will be a personalised session with MUSS coaches covering a footballers’ physical, technical, tactical and psycho-social development. The players will be introduced to the famed Manchester United training methodology which has been known to produce some of the best players globally over the past decades, with an Academy player being a part of every first-team squad for over 80 years.
The coaches will further help players tailor their training according to their current situation, infrastructure availability, and time constraints with select players from the Masterclass being invited for on-ground selection trials to be conducted in April, subject to regulations and restrictions around Covid. Apollo Tyres and Manchester United Soccer School coaches will shortlist 3-5 young footballers through two rounds of selection trials. Subject to travel allowances, these players will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Old Trafford for a match day experience, training session with Manchester United Soccer School coaches, and Legend interactions.