| Ep 582 – Soccer Strength & Conditioning with Megan Young

Author / John

58 Minutes Listen

“Coaching is taking a player where they can’t take themselves.”

Megan Young found her way to Seattle by becoming a strength and conditioning coach with the Sounders, the city’s formidable MLS team. As a longtime strength coach for the Chicago Red Stars and the Auburn Tigers, she is no stranger to athletic development. But, what particular challenges does the sport of soccer present for a performance coach and how are the men’s and women’s games different?

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Coach Young is cool, calm and collected in her role as strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Sounders. This is only due to her years of experience and her dedication to the art of coaching. Find out how she’s evolved and embraced opportunities to push her coaching comfort zone.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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