Training the In-Season Soccer Athlete

So this podcast is going to be a little bit different from ones I’ve done in the past.

When doing the MR Radio Show, I’ve tried several formats – me talking on various topics, me talking about one common theme for an extended period of time, etc.

But in this show, I’m going to do an audio essay, or audio presentation if you will.

This essentially kills two birds with one stone:

  1. I get to rehearse my presentation for this weekend, and
  2. You hopefully learn a thing or two about how I approach in-season training!

So with that being said, here’s a full-hour overview on how I train my soccer players in-season. And even if you don’t train soccer players, I’d suggest giving it a listen as well.

If you zoom out and look at the overarching principles and thought process, I’m pretty sure you can take something from this talk and apply it to the athletes you train and coach.

Last but not least, you can download and follow along with the presentation notes below:

Download the Presentation HERE

Thanks for listening and have a great weekend!



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  1. Hi Mike,

    Enjoyed the podcast, very informative & have 1 question

    When you mention doing daily microdosed strength training, do you cut the volume to 1-2 sets (as opposed to 3-5 sets @ 1/2 days a week)?

  2. Hi Mike

    I’ve recently discovered your podcast. Great guests & content. Really enjoyed this episode. Presentation notes a fantastic resource. Have you presented anything similar for off/preseason (soccer athletes)?

    Best wishes
    Matt Hughes
    Sydney, Australia

      • Hi again Mike

        Apologies for delayed reply. Thankyou so much for the link to the webinar. Much appreciated.



          • Hi Mike

            I’ve had great success with the squatting regime in the presentation. Improvements across the board but ‘next level’ with one young man. The ugliest dogs breakfast pattern one second to almost full range the next. Wish I had captured it on video. When I asked him to show his dad the difference he actually couldn’t go back. Amazing & thought I’d share.



  3. Hi Mike,
    Amazing info on here. How intense would you recommend the on field playing session be after a gym session? Or does the gym session come after?

    • Tolu –

      The gym session usually comes after the on-field session. While I’d like to say that we push it each week, the reality is I generally try to push the guys ~2x/month. If I get more and they’re up for it, great, but I try to be smart and only push when I feel like they’re recovered and can tolerate the additional stress.

      Great question – thanks!

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