Lecture Content:

This 5 video series by one of the leading experts on speed and power development takes a comprehensive look at everything a coach needs to know about the sprint acceleration and its development. In it Dr. Young covers the characteristics of elite speed, general sprinting mechanics, acceleration mechanics (everything from block set up, clearance, acceleration process to the transition phase) and acceleration training guidelines (loading parameters such as frequency, rest, etc.). This is a highly valuable lecture for any coach wishing to stay current on the latest training advances and techniques.

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    Dr. Mike Young: Acceleration Mechanics

    • Acceleration Mechanics Video 1

    • Acceleration Mechanics Video 2

    • Acceleration Mechanics Video 3

    • Acceleration Mechanics Video 4

    • Acceleration Mechanics Video 5

Your Lecturer

International Expert in Athletics, Biomechanics, Velocity-Based Training & Strength / PowerTraining

Mike Young

Dr. Mike Young is the Director of Performance at Athletic Lab Sports Performance Training Center, Head Coach of the Athletic Lab Track Club and the Performance Director for the North Carolina Courage and the North Carolina FC professional football clubs. He has more than 20 years' experience working in the private sector, professional team and collegiate sports environments, both as a track & field and strength and conditioning coach. In the sport of track & field, he won 6 team NCAA championships while coaching at LSU. With the Athletic Lab Track Club, Young has coached 15 athletes across 11 different events to 32 USATF National Championship appearances including 19 finalists; 5 podium finishes and 4 national champions in addition to 3 World Championship or Olympic Games competitors. In team sports, Young has been the Performance Director for 4 professional soccer clubs (including the Vancouver Whitecaps) that have won a total of 4 regular season shields and 3 championships. Young has been a regular consultant for some of the top sports teams in the world including 4 World Cup Rugby teams and 3 Premier League Soccer clubs and has prepared dozens of athletes for NFL combine and Pro-Days.

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