Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Tampa, FL where he presented and lead workshops on speed and change of direction training at the NWSL Sports Science Summit. The annual summit was attended by all Athletic Trainers and Sport Scientists / Fitness Coaches of the NWSL. The summit featured an international speaker lineup including Dawn Scott (USWNT), Sophia Nimphius of Edith Cowan University (Australia) and Clive Brewer (Toronto Bluejays) among others.

Young is entering his 3rd year as the Performance Director for the North Carolina Courage. The team won the NWSL regular season shield in 2017. In 2018, the Courage became the winningest women’s soccer club in North American history by winning the NWSL regular season shield, NWSL post-season championship, and ICC championship along with setting records for wins and points in a season.