Mike Neal

Bay Area born and raised, Michael Neal Jr. extended his athletic dominance at the youth and high school level by playing one season at City College of San Francisco, winning a state title with the rams before earning a scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. At Kearney, he was a two-time all-conference defensive back and named an All-American for the Lopers.

After graduating from The University of Nebraska at Kearney with a double BA in Sports Administration and Business Management, with a minor in Marketing, Mike was hired full time as a sports performance and speed coach at Gamespeed. Three years later, after years of tutelage from Aaron Thigpen, Michael found himself starting Real Neal Football. In 2012 Mike went out on his own with Real Neal Sports, a complete performance training business geared to all sports and all fitness levels. He was then hired by International High School in San Francisco as the sole performance trainer for all student-athletes.

He conceptualized and incorporated into the curriculum a comprehensive fitness and training program.  He organized and conducted all aspects of conditioning and training for student-athletes. 

Michael has been blessed to have many great coaches, trainers and mentors to help him build himself into a very knowledgeable performance trainer and is ready to teach his player/athlete what it takes to mentally and physically be successful.

Mike holds multiple certifications, has worked with countless clubs, youth, collegiate and professional groups, and he continues to educate himself on the importance of the human body.


International High School

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102-5912

Phone: 415.558.2000

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An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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