Michael Wood, aka Woody, moved to the USA in 2007 on a collegiate soccer scholarship.
While in England, Woody had spells at Millwall Football Club, West Ham United FC, and Crawley Town FC. Before moving across the pond to continue his playing career at Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas); Competing in three NCAA Tournaments and one Final Four.
Upon expiration of his playing eligibility, Woody decided to make the transition from athlete to coach, focusing on the physical preparation and elite performance aspect of athlete development; Specializing in Strength/Power and Energy System Development.
Currently, Woody is a Senior Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas), overseeing all aspects of athletic development for:
Women's Indoor Volleyball
"Every person I work with is treated as an athlete, as we are all competing at some event in our lives. Whether that is competing in international events, striving to complete a first half marathon, or to be their best self for an upcoming wedding or event.
I believe in a multi-faceted approach to increasing human athletic performance; through the development of general athleticism that transfers into the technical tactical aspect of training, and most importantly competition.
I am extremely passionate about Sports Science, and its practical application to increasing, and striving for elite sporting ability/performance."
National Strength & Conditioning Association - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association - Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified
Titleist Performance Institute - Fitness Level 2
Functional Movement Screen - Level 1
Precision Nutrition - Level 1
Gray Institute - Certified Applied Functional Scientist