Interview with Scott Weberg

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Scott Weberg just completed his 13th year in professional baseball. While the 2019 season was his first as the Head Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, he has served the Blue Jays in several positions including Assistant Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach (2017-2018), Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (2016); Assistant Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (2014-2015); and Advanced-A affiliate Strength and Conditioning coach 2012-2013. Scott entered professional baseball in 2007 as a member of the Chicago Cubs minor league strength and conditioning staff. While with the Cubs, he served as the AAA Strength and Conditioning Coach (2007 and 2008) and Assistant Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (2009 and 2010). Scott’s vast experience in baseball also includes Strength and Conditioning Coach for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Netherlands Region, with MLB International from 2012-2013. Prior to becoming involved in professional baseball, he helped facilitate The Athlete School, a startup youth training academy, in Waukee, IA in 2011. While in college, he was a strength and conditioning intern at Drake University in Des Moines, IA (2006-2007) and an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY (2007-2008). A native of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, Scott graduated from Rutland Senior Secondary in 2003 where he earned letters in baseball, basketball, and volleyball. After high school, he enrolled at Porterville, College in Porterville, CA in 2003 and played baseball. He then transferred to Grand View University in Des Moines, IA where he earned three letters in baseball, was team captain, awarded the 2007 Champion of Character Award, named to the 2007 Academic All-Region VII team and 2006 and 2007 Academic All-Midwest Class Conference team. After receiving a BA in Health Promotion – Fitness Management from Grand View in 2007, he earned a MA Degree in Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY in 2008. Scott resides in Dunedin, FL during the off-season. His hobbies include traveling, fishing, and kayaking. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). His service to the profession includes presentations at the Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaches Clinic in 2018, PBSCCS Winter Meetings in 2016, European Coaches Clinic in 2012 and Nova College CIOS in Haarlem, NL in 2013. Scott is currently the Treasurer of the PBSCCS.

 

Topics covered in this episode:

  • His best professional baseball story
  • Microdosing
  • The art of cooking

 

Quotes:

  • “We all have different paths” (6:19)
  • “We’re a family in a family” (8:47)
  • “Anybody that’s really good in this field wants to talk to other professionals” (11:33)

 

If you would like to learn more from Scott, you can read about him on the PBSCCS website: http://baseballstrength.org/scott-weberg-ma-cscs-rscc/

 

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