Jamaican National Team Starting Shooting Guard and Former Stetson Hatters star
Garfield Blair, Jamaican National Team Starting Shooting Guard and Former Stetson Hatters star, was announced as Kilsyth Cobras import for the 2012 SEABL season after Quincy Henderson decided not to return in 2012.
While in Australia throughout his season with the Cobras, Garfield’s strength and conditioning was under the care of Matt who had spent the two years prior training Quincy and many other SEABL players.
Garfield was named SEABL player of the week after scoring 33 points at 48%, 5 rebounds and 1 steal in 37 minutes. His average stats were 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2 assists per game during his SEABL season.
Matt isolated some knee, glute and hip movements to make Garfield as efficient on the court as he could. His training was a mix of strength, stability and performance work, concentrating on power with heavier loads and explosive movements to help make Garfield a stronger athlete.
The thing that really stood out when I began training with Matt was he asked what my personal goal was and wanted to know what I wanted to accomplish. The then catered to my individual goals and what I wanted to see from my training.
He trained me in a variety of ways and techniques, we did a little bit of everything to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, from circuit training to boxing, to CrossFit, to weight training, to the track and basketball training, we did just about everything. I never became comfortable.”
Here’s some behind the scenes footage of Matt training Garfield.