About Matt Nichol

Matt's Story

Matt Nichol is a veteran Strength and Conditioning Coach who has trained professional and elite amateur athletes since the late 1990’s, working with numerous individuals and teams.


Matt is the industry leader and hosts Canada’s premier summer, off-season hockey camps for NHL and elite amateur players. Every detail of the programs offered at the camps, from musculoskeletal functional assessments, to individualized training program design and nutritional plans, is designed and led by Matt with support from a carefully selected group of professional coaches, trainers and other expert personnel.

Career Highlights

Prior to his tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Matt served as the apprentice to one of the world’s foremost experts on applied biochemistry and ergogenic aids for sports. During this time, he learned the ins and outs of the sports supplement industry, and traveled the world researching the highest quality raw materials sources and the best nutritional supplement protocols.

  • Matt was the first NCCP Level IV/V Strength and Conditioning Coach recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada.

  • In 2010, he served as strength and conditioning consultant to the Russian Ice Hockey Foundation.

  • In 2007, guest coach with the San Francisco 49ers strength & conditioning staff.

  • In 2004, he was Team Canada’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the World Cup of Hockey 2004 Gold Medalists.

  • From 2002 – 2009, he served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Nutritionist for the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club.

  • Matt received his Concurrent Education degree (Kinesiology/History) from McGill University and his Masters of Kinesiology & Masters in Coaching Theory from York University. A student-athlete, Matt was a member of the McGill Redmen and York Yeomen football teams and the McGill University Track and Field Team. He was recognized as a CIS Football All-Star.

biosteel-logoMatt is a Founding Partner and Chief Formulator at BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional sports supplements. Matt’s goal is to provide drug free professional athletes and health conscious consumers with the healthiest, safest, and highest quality nutritional sports supplements.

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Hear what our athletes are saying

Matt Nichol has the knowledge, the experience and the dedication not just to train, but to TEACH athletes how to reach way past their current level and to achieve their dreams of performance. I worked with Matt for 8 years and he helped me to achieve my dreams of performance. Thanks Matt!

Mats Sundin

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