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Coach Matt

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Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Sport Science)

Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia


Master of Education (Coaching)

Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA



Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness

Master Personal Trainer

Certified Speed & Agility Coach (CSAC)

Accredited Athletics Australia Coach

Accredited AFL Football Coach (Level 2)

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

General Principles Coaching – Sport Australia


Professional Associations

Australian Strength Conditioning Association (ASCA)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Fitness Australia



Level 2 Senior First Aid & CPR

Working with Children Check

Personal Athlete Achievements

American Football ​- Gridiron

  • Div 1 College Football Punter - Mercer Bears, Macon, Georgia and Auburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama, USA 

  • Full Scholarship

  • 2 x All - Conference 

  • Ranked 1st Div 1. FCS Nationally in Net Punting

  • All-Star Bowl, Daytona Beach, Florida

  • NFL Pro Day/Tryouts

Track & Field

  • 3 x Stawell Gift 400m Finalist

  • Bendigo Opal 400m Finalist


  • Suburban Football B&F

  • TAC Cup Representative

Coaching Experience

TAC Cup/NAB League Football

- VFL/AFL Football

- Div 1 College Basketball

- State and National LevelBasketball

- State & National State Level Sprinters

- Victorian Rugby Union

- High School and Division 1 College Football

- Big V & Victorian State Basketball

- Melbourne Victory Soccer Academy

- Lacrosse Australia Representative

- State Baseball Players

- Army and Police Force for Physical Testing

Biography and Coaching Philosophy

Athlete Sports Performance is owned and operated by Matt Shiel. With a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Coaching – Sport Science and a Master's degree in Education (Coaching) I have combined knowledge of athletic performance and a teaching philosophy. This facilitates an environment to develop athletic ability, technique and confidence to allow the athlete to achieve their maximum physical and mental potential. 

As a coach you must educate the athlete in order for the training program to be successful. Athletes need to understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. 

I have extensive background in a high performance sports environment on the field, track and weightroom. During my time playing and coaching I have learnt from many world renowned coaches in Australia and the USA.  Many of these strength and conditioning coaches are currently at College Football, Basketball and NFL teams. Additionally I traveled to the best sports performance facilities in the country talking and training to many strength and speed coaches which further increased my knowledge of performance for athletes. I am deeply passionate and I continue to self educate myself on athletic performance, coaching, strength and conditioning.

I have a strong academic and practical understanding of key sport science principles, strength, power, speed, conditioning, recovery methods and physiology which incorporates both research based and practical training methods into my coaching.  Throughout my time as an athlete, I was fortunate enough to engage in the practical experience of training, preparing and playing sport. This is of high importance as you have a first hand insight into the physical preparation and energy system requirement needed to succeed. A practical experience helps me to physically prepare athletes of many sports.

I strive to get results for all my athletes. From my experience results come with proven methods, consistency and hard work. Training is not easy, but when goals are achieved it is worth it.




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Matt playing Football at Mercer Bears, Macon, Georgia, USA. Running at the Stawell Gift and competing in Powerlifting.

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