Athlete Development Programs
The UltraMade Athlete development Program (ADP) comprises of selected athletes with a high motivation in reaching their ‘PeaK’ in the field of Ultra trail. The aim of the ADP program is to not only develop athletes in their specific Ultra/trail field, but to more importantly give them a deeper understanding of ‘running the trails of life’, which includes mentoring on Mindset, Energy rituals and holistic living.
The first ADP team was been selected for Early 2013 and includes some of our very own Australian talent as well as international runners. Our team will be running at many Australian trail events events, from 6ft track, Northface 100 to the likes of international races including SkyUltra, UTMB and Tor Des Geants 330km Ultra trail in Europe.
As athletes on this program are well versed now – ‘its ALL about running – but its not about the running’.
The next UltraMade ADP will begin early December 2013. Please contact Coops for more information.
‘If your looking for a training program – your in the wrong place. If you want to grow as an athlete, experience yourself in a new light and learn to play in the mountains… then this may be more your style. Teaching runners to perform at their ‘peak’ comes… when I teach them to no longer perform’
Performance Coaching with Coops
Matt also offers Performance coaching for individuals looking to Excel in their chosen field. From 100k ultra-trail, racing multi-day endurance events, professional golf players, top level equestrian riders to Australian snow boarders and Karate elitist… Matt combines learnings of Neuro-linguistics/Mindset conditioning with his own teachings of ‘performing with presence’ to provide custom programs to selected athletes.
Program’s are based on Coops’ own teachings of ‘Performance through Presence’ which has come about through many years of learning from some of the greatest athletes on this planet. Performance comes when… It’s no longer a performance.
Performance Coaching Programs begin at $200 p/session and take place at locations subject to the athletes demands. This training is only conducted by Coops.
For more information on Performance coaching with Matt and Present Energy email -
2013 Ultra Made Running Camps
‘Mountain Running Weekend’ Bright, VIC ALPS : 22nd-24th February 2013
‘ALPINE’ Training Camp, Harrietville, VIC ALPS : September 2013
‘RAW’ Mountain Camp, Location TBA : September FULL MOON 2013
‘CLIMBATHON’ 4-Peaks Training Camp/Race Weekend, Bright VIC ALPS : 2nd-5th November 2013
Are you ready to take your ultra running to the next level? Join International performance coach and ultra trail runner Matt Cooper on the very first NSW Ultra Made training camp… training camps specifically designed for ultra runners.
THE MOUNTAIN ULTRA – ‘RACE READY’ WEEKEND
with Matt Coops and Gretel Fortmann
WHEN: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February 2013
WHERE: Based @ Harrietville, VIC ALPS (short drive from Bright). Running Mt Feathertop, Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham and the Razorback Ridge trail (including moon-run)
WHO: This weekend is aimed at giving runners competing in ALPINE 100, NORTHBURN 100, NORTHFACE 100 and TARAWERA ULTRA the best race lead up with specific runs set by Coops and Gretel to really get those mountain runners in peak shape. There will also be plenty of time to share trail knowledge, mountain experiences, race nutrition and possibly some ALPINE secrets from the currents race record holder.
WHAT: ‘On the Trail’ Ascent/Descent technique guidance
The ‘Optimum race’ visualisation session
Recovery and mind-body awareness (with Gretel)
and BONUS ‘One Step‘ group session
ACCOMODATION: Self booked in either Harrietville or Bright. Coops and Gretel will be based at Harrietville Caravan Park (on the river at Harrietville) which has best access to mountain trails and river.
MEALS: Bring your own breakfast, lunches, snacks and we will organise to have dinner as a group at Harrietville and Bright (meal cost not included).
COST: $120 (includes 3 group training sessions, Elite anchoring, race visualisation and some sponsor giveaways thanks to Salomon, Suunto and Hammer Nutrition).
BOOK YOUR SPOT: To book your spot on the weekend, payment in full required to-
Ultra Made Mountain Running Weekend
Account Name. Present Energy
Bank of Queensland
Bsb No. 124001
Account No. 21692194
PLEASE CONTACT COOPS WITH YOUR PAYMENT DETAILS TO CONFIRM SPOT ON WEEKEND.
Where and When…
The ‘ALPINE’ training camp will be held early September 2013 at Harrietville, Vic Alps. The location set amongst some of the most pristine trails Australia’s high country has to offer, with fully self contained mountain lodge accommodation.
Is it for You…
With particular focus on running mountain trails, the ‘ALPINE’ camp is ideal for those runners looking at competing in Bogong 2 Hotham, Alpine 100, Cradle Mt Ultra, GNW100 and any other mountain races coming up over the 2012/13 race calendar. With a completely customised program tailored to meet the running mileage of both marathon and ultra distance runners… you’ll be well catered for.
The Camp Outline…
The ‘Ultra Made’ itinerary focuses on creating the “K” (feeling – as Coops like to call it).
Learning to run with balance, focus and energy whilst on the trail and mountains!
Coops will also cover presentations on eating for optimum results and training to race at your peak as well as opening the doors to the lesser known secrets on race plan, ultra distance psychology and minimalist mindset that have put him at the pointy end of the field. As a bonus to runners attending this first Ultra Made ‘ALPINE’ camp, Matt will be introducing runners to ‘Performance through Presence‘… for ultra runners. The practises that Matt believes to be his most important training tools in his program.
The group presentations will be combined with 3 ‘on the trail’ running sessions (6-18km trail runs) amongst the surrounding single track and fire trails used in Bogong 2 Hotham and Alpine 100 Ultra races.
For those able to stay on, there will also be the running of two ‘TrailVert’ styled ultras on the Monday morning of around 30 and 50km. A great opportunity to practice new mountain running techniques and also trial some of the Ultra Made camp endorsed running gear by Salomon, Suunto andl Hammer Nutrition.
In between training sessions there will be time for mountain biking, recovery baths (in local mountain rivers), slacklining, relaxing in the National park or viewing one of Ultra running’s original races- Western States 100.
Salomon, Suunto and Hammer Nutrition gear trial…
As leaders in the field of performance and trail running gear, Salomon, Suunto and Hammer nutrition have offered the opportunity for runners to trial some of their ‘Ultra Made’ products! Ask Coops about the range upon booking camp position.
Camp pricing is $480.00 which includes 4 nights accommodation (staying in self contained mountain lodges), 3 x ‘on the trail’ group training sessions, complete Ultra Made workbook and 3 x group presentations by Coops, all lunches, dinners and desserts, Monday ‘TrailVert’ long run and exclusive trial of Salomon, Suunto and Hammer nutrition gear. Note. there may even be a few extra bonus products by camp sponsors!
Note. Breakfast and snacks must be self catered (each cottage has full kitchen, fridge, freezer)
Booking your spot…
To secure your spot on the camp, send email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with confirmation of $100 deposit paid to-
Ultra Made training camps
Account Name. Present Energy
Bank of Queensland
Bsb No. 124001
Account No. 21692194
# Please put your surname as reference.
To contact Matt about this camp, other camp locations (including Spring camp and NorthFace 100) or performance coaching go to;
Or email email@example.com
or contact Matt 0417436435.
Ready to learn the pure dance of ‘playing’ in the mountains… The RAW camp is based on Coops teachings of Present Energy. After all… it’s about what you do when you have nothing – that really counts. For more information or to register your interest in the next RAW training camp with Coops, please forward your details along with information on specific races, events, challenges planned in writing to;
Ultra Made RAW Training Camp
10 Kammer Place,
Tahmoor, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2574
Booking information and Runners list coming soon…
A day on the Trail with Coops
With a passion for performance and a unique One on One coaching style, Coops will mentor you over a full day of creating the optimum performance for You – on the trail!
A fresh grind ‘Piccolo’ on your way up to the unique training facility in the mountains, your day will include One on One work with Coops in creating optimum results for you. Programs are completely customised to the individual and will cover training program, race plan, nutrition, mindset (NLP) work and Performance through Presence.
A full day including a gourmet breakfast and lunch, fresh grinds and Piccolos at Coops choice locations and a 2 hour trail running session looking at your running style (foot stride pattern, breathing on the move and learning to create lightness, speed and endurance on trail)
To request your ‘Day on the Trail’ please email your details to – firstname.lastname@example.org
There are limited spots and may require booking well in advance. Total costs for your One day all-out Performance Coaching package is $450.oo
Keynote Speaking ’100 Mile Mindset’
Looking for focus, direction, energy and real strategies to boost your companies most valuable asset – your employees? Book one of Australia’s elite ultra runners, international performance coach and keynote speaker Matt Cooper to pass on his successful mindset approach to accomplishing even the most challenging goals.