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Who is 

Elisabeth Oehler

Elisabeth is a sports performance coach, who helps organizations to evolve and develop their athletic development programs and improve strength & conditioning support. She has worked in several high-performance environments including national teams and professional clubs. EO Performance was founded to offer individual athletes access to quality strength & conditioning support and evidence-informed and practical education for teams and sports organizations. Elisabeth is an innovative, reflective and conscious coach with a passion to help athletes reach their potential.


B.A. Sports Science
MSc Sports Coaching
Prof Doc (c) Elite Sports Performance


Certificates & Licences

My Story

I grew up playing every sport available and always had a huge obsession with sports events. I still remember that I sneaked out of my bed in the middle of the night to watch every competition of the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. In 2014 I fell in love with the barbell and competed successfully at national level in Olympic Weightlifting.


In 2017 I started coaching at grassroots level. I coached in primary schools and taught movement fundamentals to the kids. The focus was on developing motor skills and later teaching them a variety of techniques like snatches, cleans or squats.

At the same time I got more and more involved in Strength & Conditioning and preparing athletes to perform at an elite level in individual and team sports. On a voluntary basis, I coached a U16 rugby team and introduced them to strength training in the gym. Moreover, I got the opportunity to work with the players of the men´s national rugby team (Germany 15s) and provide individualized programs for strength, power and speed development. I regularly shadow other coaches and visit teams on elite level to learn and grow. Mainly professional rugby.

From 2018 - 2020 I worked for the German Weightlifting Federation. I was  the Head of talent ID and responsible for finding and recruiting young talents for Olympic Weightlifting. I mainly did strategic and conceptual work in the fields of talent identification, talent transfer and long-term athlete development.

In 2021 I worked for the L'Ecole nationale de l'éducation physique et des sports (ENEPS) in Luxembourg as a consultant. And at the beginning of 2022, I joined the DHL Stormers, a professional rugby team in Cape Town/South Africa for 4 months. Since July 2022, I am the Head of Strength & Conditioning of Mahd Sports Academy in Saudi Arabia and responsible for sports performance support in taekwondo, judo, handball, football, and athletics.


I´m a very pragmatical thinking, communicative and creative coach, who believes in realness, simplicity, and efficiency in everything I do. As a coach, I have a holistic approach to athlete development. Besides the physical performance aspects, I want my athletes to develop mental toughness, integrity, the ability to work in a team, discipline, respect, and leadership skills on and off the field or competition floor. I care about my athletes. A lot. I don´t just want them to be faster, stronger, and win more trophies. I want them to be good people.

Experience in Elite Sports

Olympic Weightlifting, Rugby, Handball, Soccer, Basketball, Taekwondo

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