In 2011, after eleven and a half years working with some of the greatest athletes in the world, Mick left Manchester United Football Club. He had a dream about speed. He had spent years looking at where speed in athletics came from. He had traveled to America to find out all he could about the relationship between Cognition and sport. He finally worked out the connection and "Seed of Speed" was born.
In his Olympic Sports Gym complex he created his SPI Lab. Based on his SeedofSpeed philosophy and Sports Performance Innovation equipment he began specialising in speed, using the cognitive methods he had learnt to improve the reaction time for athletes in all fields of sport.
As his client list grew, his lab expanded as he refined and improved his training methods, always on the lookout for the new cutting edge equipment and adding it to his training routine.
He had already introduced the NeuroTracker to Manchester United and it was one of the first pieces he had in his gym. Other pieces were acquired like the Core-Tex, D2, Ispan, X-Dream and other systems and equipment, his cognitive lab began to grow and expand, as did his client list. But Mick didn't forget the basics, boxing, weights, sprint tracks are all included in his training regime.
Eventually, at the end of 2013, as his lab had outgrown the premises it was based in, it had become clear that he needed to do something about it and in normal Mick style, it was big! He decided to branch out and move the SPI Lab 100 yards from the Portland Mill to Riverside and took ownership of unit 5, creating the new Elite Lab.
As busy as always, and taking advantage of the Christmas break, he moved his equipment into the new lab, so by the start of 2014, Mick's new Elite lab was up and running in a new more spacious area, which left room in the old Mill for OSG to expand its own extensive gym.
Become part of the leading cutting edge training philosophy in MANCHESTER where the likes of Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Carlos Tevez, Edwin Van der Sar, Michael Carrick, Gary and Phil Neville were trained.