Soccer Fitness: A Science Based Approach [Slidedeck]

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve last posted…by far the longest stretch without a post since I started this site. Sorry bout that but I promise I have been keeping busy and have some content in the pipeline. First up is one of the reasons for my posting absence. 2 weekends ago I returned to my training center for the first time since going ‘on loan’ to the Vancouver Whitecaps as the fitness coach. For my return, I put together a 2.5 hour presentation on training for soccer. The goal was mostly to share what I’ve learned and what I’ve been doing with my staff at Athletic Lab since I left 6 months ago. Here’s the slidedeck from that presentation. As you’ll find, I tend to not put too much content on a slide and fill in the blanks with my actual presentation (I do the talking rather than the slide) so some things may not be absolutely clear. If that’s the case, please feel free to leave a question in the comments section and I’d be glad to answer when possible.

***It appears many of the pictures and charts of the file did not convert well on slideshare. Please feel free to download the PDF for a more complete version.***

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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.