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October 21, 2012

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So maybe she’s not the best coach in the entire world, Azadeh Boroumand jokingly admits. With three Regional competitions under her belt and an 18th-place finish at this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games, the 27-year-old recently attended the Coach’s Prep Course at NorCal CrossFit in Santa Clara, Calif., to improve her skills as a coach.

“I think sometimes as high-level athletes or somebody who’s been coaching for a long time, you start thinking that you know everything,” she says. “I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a nice little surprise actually once I got here … everybody’s on the same level.”

Boroumand describes the first day as a learning experience.

“You think you’re an awesome coach until you get here and realize, ‘Oh my gosh, there’s a lot of work to do,’” she says.

Her biggest take-aways: less jargon, simplify language and give equal attention to all athletes.

“It was very humbling in the sense where it was like, OK, if I really want to be a better coach and really learn how to help … , take this feedback and use it positively to just make an impact,” Boroumand says.

Video by Jay Vera.

5min 16sec

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Additional reading: Won Two by Hilary Achauer, published June 27, 2012.

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3 Comments on “The Coach’s Prep Course Experience”

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wrote …

Very well said at the end, there. All that about being taken put of your comfort zone was good stuff.

Also, congrats to Azadeh and the rest of team invictus for their win ath SICest of the southwest this weekend.

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Dale Saran wrote …

Color me a huge Azadeh Boroumand fan. Great conversational style (and very easy to watch, too).

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Great chic and great coach.

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