The Challenges of Fixture Congestion: Matt Reeves, Leicester City FC

In May, Catapult hosted a performance workshop at St. George’s Park featuring a range of talks from elite sports science practitioners.

One of the presentations was delivered by Matt Reeves, Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Leicester City FC, who provided a fascinating insight into some of the challenges congested fixture schedules pose to sports scientists.

Going behind the scenes at the 2015/16 Premier League champions, Matt’s presentation looked at a range of interesting subjects, including:

  • How pre-season demands can affect the conditioning of players (04:38)
  • How additional games in-season can impact on squad training (15:05)
  • How Leicester City adapted their practice by adjusting to player needs (39:40)
  • What Matt has learned regarding best practice over the last two seasons (49:30)

You can find additional practitioner presentations from our events on the Catapult YouTube channel.

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