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.