Coach Development Program
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Who is this for?
In the Coach Development Program participants are immersed in the day-to-day operations of a CrossFit affiliate and provided a unique opportunity to shadow and learn from some of CrossFit’s most successful affiliates and coaches.
An intensive three or one day program designed for trainers at all levels, the program is open to no more than four people for any given session, allowing staff members to assess each participant’s individual needs and interests to create a customized learning experience.
Through workshops, lectures and peer discussion attendees will dramatically improve their coaching skills as they observe experienced coaches at work, develop lesson plans and lead classes. The longtime affiliate owners/head coaches who lead the course provide constant feedback, analysis and suggestions for improvement.
Beyond coaching and running classes, participants will have the opportunity to take part in the day-to-day operation of the affiliate, learning about program development and implementation, leadership, business practices and long-term planning.
Upon completion of the Coach Development Program trainers will return to their home affiliates with a fresh sense of purpose and new perspectives for how to train clients and run their businesses.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
21 CEUs for three-day track
WHAT TO BRING
- Government-issued photo ID.
- Seminar Guide
- Notebook with pen/pencil.
- Suitable clothes for working out.
- Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Who is this course for?
The entry-level trainer...
Will benefit from extensive guidance on how to teach, see, correct and scale CrossFit’s foundational movements in a group of mixed ability.
The mid-level trainer...
Is fairly seasoned and has the ability to manage classes with a wide range of participants, yet he or she often does not receive regular and timely feedback. The actionable, real-time feedback of the Coach Development Program allows trainers who feel stagnant to get out of the rut and accelerate professional development.
The seasoned trainer...
Often an owner/head coach with multiple years of experience, will receive high-level feedback on strengths and opportunities, allowing him or her to validate and fine-tune existing skills.
The Coach Development Program teaches participants how to:
Create effective lesson plans.
Rapidly identify root causes of faults in group classes and individual sessions.
Rapidly prioritize movement corrections.
Manage class logistics for groups of all sizes by maximizing space, addressing equipment concerns and performing safety checks.
Offer multiple scaling options for beginner, intermediate, advanced, elite and injured/limited athletes.
Effectively program for and develop a deeper understanding of all clients: new athletes, health-and-wellness athletes, recreational competitors and elite competitors.
Implement specialized classes and programming within your affiliate; i.e., competitors, kids, gymnastics, weightlifting, etc.
Discover and cultivate an authentic presence and attitude to better lead groups and create positive, energetic learning environments and communities.
Please arrive at 8:30am on Day 1 to check in.
Days generally run 9am-5 pm. Lunch usually occurs around noon.
The schedule varies by day and length of program (e.g., one or three day track).
Each day includes a workout, coaching sessions, observation, debriefs and classroom work in a safe, supportive environment.
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