Pre-Season Fitness for Soccer Interview for Just Kickin’ It

Today, I gave an interview for Just Kickin’ It Podcast. I’d corresponded with Josh Faga, one of the hosts before via email, but didn’t know he (along with Brian Shrum) ran such an amazing podcast. When he asked me for an interview I checked it out and was surprised to find I’d be joining a fantastic list of notable soccer coaches and fitness coaches (including Raymond Verheijen, Vern Gambetta and Darren Burgess) already on the site. In the 50 minute interview, I discuss my thoughts on strength training, pre-season training, and monitoring athletes among other subjects.  Check out the interview and be sure to follow their site for the awesome interviews they have.

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Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike is the Head Fitness Coach for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC. He is also the owner and Director of Performance at Athletic Lab sports performance training center. He previously served as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. He has a PhD in Biomechanics, an MS in Coaching Science, and a BSS in Exercise Physiology and has coached Olympic and professional athletes in Skeleton, Track & Field, MLS and NASL Soccer, PGA Golf, NFL Football, MLB Baseball and Olympic Weightlifting. He has lectured around the world and authored 2 books and dozens of research and coaching articles.