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The Matchfit Method™

Our Philosophy

1. Principles over preferences.

All of our training guidance is built upon proven scientific principles, which consequently produce results in our players year after year.

2. Efficiency and simplicity always beats complexity.

Making your training session time-efficient and easy to set up, will always yield better long-term results than being over-complicated.

3. Make your daily habits better than your self-discipline.

By encouraging the formation of new daily habits, we can better control and develop lasting self-discipline.

4. The most efficient way is the most intelligent.

We will always show you the fastest and simplest route to achieving the greatest results.

5. Minimum effective dose

To allow for maximal recovery/adaptation time and prevent over-training, we will always aim to apply the minimum dose of stress required to trigger the maximum result. The minimum dose response always produces better, lasting, long-term results.

6. EEE principle

Our aim is always to provide sessions which are engaging and exciting for you, enhance your understanding of the science behind your training and extend what you are currently capable of i.e. we aim to challenge and stretch you outside of your normal comfort zone. We want you to be hungry for your next session.

By training SMART long term, you will:

  • Spend more time on the pitch
  • Play to a consistently higher level
  • Recover faster
  • Accelerate your progress
  • Open up an un-recoverable gap in fitness between you and your competition.

Here's Our Full Season Structure:

What must you become to be worth £100,000 a week to a club?

We can help you.

What if you knew everything you needed to know, to be able to train yourself to a world class level, without needing to depend on anyone else?

What if we could turn you into your own football strength and conditioning coach?

Your progress would no longer rely on luck or fortune...

- Being lucky enough that a strength and conditioning company that specilises only in football is located in your town.

- Having the fortune of being born into a family that can afford for you to have weekly coaching.

Our football conditioning programme levels the playing field and seperates those who REALLY want it, from those who THINK they want it...

There's no excuses now why you can't be training to a world class standard, week-in week-out, to make your dreams become a reality.

Speed, stamina, strength, mobility, confidence, injury, nutrition, fitness testing - my team and I have got it all covered so that you can save yourself YEARS of trial and error and accelerate your journey to the very top.

You can have all the fancy exercises and fitness knowledge in the world, but the defining factor is understanding how to apply it all effectively in a football environment - very few know how to do this.

We cut through the nonsense and show you how.

Matchfit Conditioning has helped tens of thousands of players, from over 52 countries.

99.4% of our players reported feeling in the best shape of their lives within the first 60 days of starting our full season programme.

Our mission is to help 1 million footballers transform their fitness level & mindset, by the year 2025.

Below we have outlined some key qualities we believe a player must possess and work towards in order to be successful. If these resonate with you - you know you're in the right place :)

MINDSET  
AWARENESS  
TRUST  
CONSISTENCY  
HONESTY

The Matchfit Method is the foundation of our programme.

MINDSET

  • Constantly seek to stretch your zone of comfort.
  • Nobody else knows how good you can become, it's up to you to explore your potential.
  • Understand that there are no limits to your ability, the only limits that exist are in your mind.
  • Be open to doing things smarter and with greater focus than almost every other player around you.
  • Appreciate that greatness is achieved behind closed doors, away from your coach and team mates. It's down to you.
  • Recognise that determination and dedication are as much of a talent as technical skill. There are no overnight successes.
  • Realise that your world-class preparation starts with knowledge. To progress and develop you must be open to learning new ideas.
  • Understand that you have a bottomless pit of potential. Everyone can want it, but it's another thing all together putting in the work to get there.

AWARENESS

Your level of awareness is strongly correlated with your level of knowledge. 

As your training knowledge continues to grow you will be better equipped to listen to your body and manage your schedule and training in the most optimal and effcicient way. You'll begin to realise that often, the most simple things are the most affective. Over complicating your training is a sure fire way to hinder your progress. There is always more than one correct answer, but your knowledge and awareness is what will aid you in doing what's right for you. 

Believe it or not, in some scenarios the best thing is to DO NOTHING.

Simplicity in your training and schedule is key. Leave your ego at the door, master the key compound movements first - being an elite player does not mean you are elite in the gym.

The timing of your workouts is crucial to your progress. With increased awareness and knowledge, you can understand when the right time is to do each type of workout to keep yourself developing but also ensure you remain fresh for team training and matches. 

Two players can have exactly the same workouts to complete within a week, but if one doesn't understand that timing is imperative, it can be completely detrimental to their performance level instead of enhancing it. 

TRUST

You'll hear alot of successful athletes say this...

'Trust the process'.

There are no overnight successes, there is no one workout which is going to dramatically improve your performance (which is why we never provide one off workouts, only programmes). 

Success comes with doing the right things consistently over time and that includes allowing enough recovery time to adapt and grow. Trust that progress involves smart training, recovery, consistency and most importantly time. One injury prevention session isn't going to instantly stop you getting injured, but doing it consistently over time will. 

Don't expect huge results within a very short window, the world is not a crazy enough place to instantly reward players who have started eating and training well for 2 weeks when they've been doing the opposite for the previous 17 years.

If you do the right things consistently over time - the results will show and your opponents will not be able to catch you.

CONSISTENCY

This ties in heavily with trusting the process. You must realise that consistency is as much of a talent as technical and physical skill.

'Why?!' I hear you ask...

Because so few players are able to be consistent. It takes a very strong-minded player to create new habits and stick to something over time, when hardly any other players around them are doing the same thing. The talent to be able to do this will eventually set you apart from the rest.

Let's take Cristiano Ronaldo for example. You could train as hard as you like for the next year, but you will never get anywhere near his level of conditioning. You might get a body that looks like his, but internally it will not be the same - because it takes time and consistency for the body to repeatedly recover, adapt and grow. 

So the key message really is don't hang around, if you want to one day be as conditioned as Ronaldo you need to start now.

And being consistent doesn't mean you have to train harder than everyone else, there's many occasions where it's actually better to cut your session in half to progress.

HONESTY

This is fundamental trait which every world-class footballer posesses. 

You must have the ability to be brutally honest and reflect. You might have had a good game, but is 'good' going to be good enough? What can you do to further improve?

The best players will never have to tell anyone else how good they are, EVER. 

Stay humble. Does Messi need to remind people he's world class? No, his performances do the talking, and people then tell him and everyone else how good he is.

So many players play the victim and think things should be handed to them on a plate, that there's a magic formula which they are entitled to...

I'm sorry to inform you that there isn't :( simply buying a programme and taking a look isn't going to get you results. You must apply it and commit 100%. That's when the magic happens.

You want to be worth £100,000 a week? How likely is it that a club is going to invest that into you, if you've never invested a penny into yourself? 

Be honest. Be willing to do things differently to your team mates from now on.

    Not for players looking for a quick fix or overnight results.