Jay Ellis

Jay is a performance coach from Melbourne, Victoria, who coaches as part of the team at Woodford Sport Science Consulting. Having played a variety of sports growing up from cricket, to golf, to lifesaving, Jay’s true passion was playing football. Eventually a string of injuries combined with a looming job opportunity at the Western Jets (TAC Cup) resulted in him pursuing his passion in sports off the field as a strength and conditioning coach. This coincided with the completion of his bachelor’s degree of Exercise Science and Human Movement from Victoria University in 2010.

The next three years were spent working part time as a strength and conditioning coach at the Jets for a year, before taking over as High Performance Manager in 2012, a job which he proudly still holds coming into 2015. In 2014 Jay returned to study enrolling in his Masters Degree of Sport Science (strength & conditioning) at Edith Cowan University in Perth, at which time he also commenced working with AFL Victoria football academy as strength and conditioning coordinator for Vic Metro, as well as an internship assisting the strength and conditioning staff at Collingwood FC.

Jay now works full time as a strength and conditioning coach, dividing his time between the Western Jets, Vic Metro, Collingwood, WSSC and his study. Jay has worked with a variety of athletes including AFL, NBL, NCAA Div 2 College Football, NCAA Div 1 Basketball, VFL, TAC Cup and VIS/AIS athletes across a range of sports. This has given him a unique skill set making him a sought after coach in the private sector. His main areas of interest/expertise are in:

Strength and conditioning for AFL football

Junior athlete development

Injury rehabilitation.

Athlete conditioning and periodisation strategies.

Athlete Monitoring/ GPS analysis.

Sport Science principles

Having been fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of the greatest strength and conditioning coaches Australia has to offer Jay is now passionate about developing the industry and continuing to improve his skill set and raise the profile of both himself and the other hard working coaches in this country.


Milestones, Achievements & Experience

CPPS Level 1 (Delivered by Joe de Franco via the Onnit Academy)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Master’s Degree Sport Science (Strength & Conditioning – Edith Cowan University.

Certificate 3&4 in Allied Health, 2014

Certificate 3 in Nutrition and Dietetics Assistance, 2014

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level One Accreditation, ASCA, 2012

Bachelor’s Degree Exercise Science/Human Movement, Victoria University, 2010

To be coached by Jay email: jay.ellis@woodfordssc.com