Jason Weber PhD: Australian Strength & Conditioning Coach / Sports Scientist
Jason Weber has proven over the the last 25 years that he is a leader in design and implementation of team based Strength & Conditioning programs and the overall management of High Performance environments. With a PhD in applied biomechanics, supervision of 4 industry based PhD's and 3 Honour's degrees across biomechanics, computer science and physiology, producing ten scientific publications, Jason has also proven himself in academic research.
Since 1998, Jason has been at the forefront of strength & conditioning in professional sport in Australia. As the longest serving Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Wallabies (2002-2007), Jason had direct responsibility for the physical preparation of the team for over 100 test matches including two Rugby World Cups. Jason was also a catalyst in building the foundations for the Australian Rugby Union’s current long-term physical development program.
Prior to his Wallabies appointment, Jason held positions as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the AIS Rugby Program, the Queensland Reds and the NSW Waratahs. In this period Jason prepared over 100 athletes for 50+ Super 12 Rugby games including two finals appearances and yielded two U/21 Rugby World Championships.
Jason held the position of High Performance Manager at the Fremantle Football Club (AFL), from 2009- 2020. In that role that he oversaw all elements of physical performance from strength & conditioning to recovery, injury treatment & rehabilitation. This period was highlighted by the team making the AFL Grand Final for the first time in the club's history in 2013 and Jason personally managing the physical development of Brownlow Medialists (league MVP) Nathan Fyfe (2015,2019) and Lachie Neale (2020).
In 2021, after five years of balancing advanced study and full-time employment, Jason was awarded a PhD in biomechanics. His research involved the development of a bespoke analytic method for assessing running gait using commercially available inertial motion units (colloquially termed GPS units). Results of his work produced new insights into an area of study that has been extensively investigated for decades.
In 2005 he released his first book “Train Tough” which has subsequently gone on to be translated and published in the motherland of strength training; Russia.
With well over a decade of immersion in developing elite performers on the world stage has given Jason a unique perspective on how people function under extreme pressure, how they develop and the “pitfalls” associated with the pursuit of “high performance”.
In 2010, Jason took his vast high performance management experience and distilled it into a lead indicator modeling system for the corporate and industrial markets (TRACT Group). The system optimizes the performance of individuals within a broad spectrum of corporate and industrial environments. Since commencing consultancy in the corporate sphere, Jason has provided consultative and analytical advice to firms such Samsung C&T, Byrnecut Offshore Mining, Amcor and Marine & Civil Engineering.
As a keynote speaker and motivator Jason presents in an honest and uncompromising manner. His extensive experience in elite performance coupled with his personal belief system have developed into an exceptionally confronting and powerful system of personal and professional development aimed at allowing each individual to achieve and sustain their maximum of their capacity.