In the past, working with athletes was the best way to bridge the time between a Level 1 and a Level 2 cert. There’s still no substitute for hands-on experience, but trainers looking to hone their skills further now have another resource: the Coaches Prep Course.
A two-day experience, the course is structured to make good trainers great and can be tremendously helpful even for coaches who aren’t planning to take the Level 2 or those who already have the designation. Training and performing the nine fundamental movements are emphasized at the seminar, but trainers will also learn more about coaching styles, fault identification, programming, class management and creating a culture of success.
In this video, CrossFit Co-Director of Training Nicole Carroll talks about what participants can expect at the course, and top athlete and coach Chris Spealler shows attendees how to break movement down and precisely correct faults.
For more information or to register for this course, visit CrossFit.com.
Additional reading: You be the Trainer #5 by Ames et. al., published Jan. 26, 2010.