In-Season Strength Session with NCFC

I am entering my 3rd year as the Strength Coach for North Carolina Football Club, a team that plays in the 2nd division of American Soccer Pyramid. Here’s a sample in-season session with the team where we did some plyometric work, speed focused lower extremity strength training, and some upper body and core strength.


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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.