Under the coaching of Dr. Mike Young, elite and emerging elite Track & Field athletes will join a team based structure that offers an uncompromising training environment. If accepted in to the program, you will receive:
- Professional coaching by Dr. Mike Young
- An environment for elite development that is affordable and supportive
- Event specific programming and technical training
- Access to Athletic Lab’s world class training facility & partner facilities for un-compromised training
- Discounted access to our medical network for nutritional, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage & podiatric care
- Discounted WADA approved supplements
As a professional coach Young has coached 12 USATF National Championship Finalists in 6 different events including 2 National Champions and 1 World Championship competitor. Several of his international athletes have also represented their respective countries including Nick Newman (Great Britain) and Tiina Magi (Estonia). Young has been no less successful with Masters Athletes, having coached athletes to over 20 Masters National Championships and 1 Masters World Championship.
Mike is one of only a handful of USATF Level 3 Sprints / Hurdles coaches in the country. He has also earned USATF Level 2 Coaching status in the Sprints / Hurdles, Jumping events, and Throwing events. Mike is considered one of the foremost lecturers on speed and power development in the world and has lectured extensively across the US as well as in Jamaica, England, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Canada, China, Taiwan and Korea.
He is a Level 1, 2, and 3 Instructor for USATF and has served as the Director of Technology, Biomechanics Chairperson, Sport Science Chairperson and Vertical Jumps Chairperson for USATF’s Coaches’ Education division. He is only one of two people to be a Level 3 instructor in three different event disciplines (sprints, throws, and jumps). In his role as a USATF Coaches Education instructor, Mike became the youngest Level 2 (at the age of 26) and Level 3 (at 28) instructor ever in the 30 year history of the program. He has also taught more Level 1 schools than anyone in the history of the program. More recently, he has taken over as the sport science chair and one of the lead instructor for the USTFCCCA’s Coaching Academy. Since 2001, Young has worked for USATF in a variety of capacities including sports scientist, coach educator, high performance administrator, and world championship support staff.
Following a 4 year hiatus (2012-2016), elite track & field training has returned to Athletic Lab. From 2008-2012 this program had many highlights including:
- 1 World Championship Competitor
- 2 Olympic Competitors
- 1 Masters World Champion
- 1 Diamond League Meet Winner
- 2 USATF National Champions
- 7 USATF Masters National Champions
- 2 USATF Athletes of the Week
- 3 Foreign National Championship Competitors (Estonia, Jamaica & United Kingdom)
- 5 USATF National Championship Medalists
- 15 USATF National Championship Finalists
- 18 USATF National Championship Competitors