Matt Chapman has been my coach since March 2018, almost two years now, and during that time I’ve experienced the most extreme climbing improvements in my career. He often knows what I need before I do, but he also respects and values my own knowledge of my body or motivation levels, and we plan my training intuitively while forming structure to meet my long term and short term goals. A massive part of our training involves mental training: reprogramming how to evaluate boulders and rounds, finding “try hard” in training, and building a long term approach to climbing and life that extends beyond the confines of “sport.” For anyone considering a new coach for high-performance climbing, or someone who just wants to get BETTER, there is no one else I would recommend.
Working with Matt these past few months has been nothing less than game-changing! In the short time we have been working together I have seen huge improvements in all areas of climbing, and I have sent climbs I never thought myself capable of. Along with the constant support, Matt has also taken the time to teach and educate me on his training methods and why we train the way we do; something most coaches won't do, and it shows his confidence in what he does. All the way from Australia, a huge thanks coach, for being on this journey with me! Still plenty more sends to come!"
AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR CRUSHER
"Working with Matt this past year has shown me the importance of having a coach whom I can fully trust, and who is always there for me when needed. Matt pushes me to be the best athlete and person I can be, and specializes my training to meet my individual goals. I really appreciate the research and thoughtfulness that goes into each training plan. Matt skillfully combines coaching towards performance as well as coaching towards personal growth, paying close attention to my overall well-being. I can't think of a better coach!"
TEAM CANADA, 4x NATIONAL CHAMPION