The Coaches Prep Course.

Pre-Coaches Prep Course | CrossFit Training Program

Have you ever thought about coaching? Maybe even a little bit?  Starting in January I will be holding a “Pre-Coaches Prep Course” series for athletes who have ever entertained the idea about coaching.  The series will be held weekly lasting between 50-60 minutes in length.  The class with be 100% hands on.  No coaching experiences required at all, however the only thing that I ask is that you have been doing CrossFit for minimum of 8 -12 months.  This course is not for beginners.

(Pre-requisites: Completed “CrossFit Essentials” or some type of ONRAMP, 8-12 months CrossFit experience and has a desire to be a leader)
Course Format and Requirements
Each class we will cover 3 of the 9 foundational movements of CrossFit.  We will work through the progressions, points of performance and assisting in developing a coaches eye that can spot faults.  We will walk through the “set-up” of the movement, doing the movement and  then correcting the movement.  We will work in a big group and I will teach the session as if it is everyones first day.  We require that each participant who applies for this course have an intermediate understanding of CrossFit so there is no need for me to introduce the movements.  Before arrival read through the Level 1 Training Guide especially pages 104-113.
Purpose and Goal
There is a huge demand for qualified, competent, caring and motivating coaches that have a desire to be 100% badass! At StoneWay CrossFit ALL our coaches resemble this.  The only way an individual can develop this “badass” status is by being around “badass” coaches, obtaining all the experience they have learned and developed.  Our goal is to help start the pathway for any up and coming coach that fits our requirements. We want to give them the tools to become a top notch “badass” coach!
How do you sign up and What is required?
 The steps:
1) Write up a proposal letter on why you want to be a coach and why this is the best step for you.  Give a brief background on your fitness experience including how long you have been doing CrossFit. We will be choosing a limited amount participants.
2) Cost- $0.  This is our 1st official “Pre-Coaches Prep” I expect these spots to fill up fast.  For a limited time, we are offering 8 FREE spots who meet the requirements.
3) Required: Attend ALL classes.
4) Contact me at

2nd Day at The Coaches Prep Course

It is now Wednesday (3 days post of The Coaches Prep Course) and I feel already so much more empowered.  Now it could be me being around such a group of quality coaches that rubbed on me a ton or it’s that I brought back so many tools back.  The truth is…….both are true.

Ok, so on Day 2 we spent 3/4 of the day on programming.  If the day couldn’t have got better it totally did. We went over “keeping a constantly varied program”, “how to detect a biased or targeted program”, “how much strength WOD should be present” and “what type of trends have been going on in the CF community”.  All of this was so solid that I would have paid for just this day.  I said the same for Day 1 also so I guess I really got twice the value that I paid.  Let alone the time was so worth it.

I feel like I got more fired up being a coach and that this has made me a better coach.  Not only did I take away great tips on how to improve my coaching, I feel more balanced.  Being around Chris Spealler not only helped for coaching but I think overall.  The first thing I talked to him about when I had a chance to chat with him was how he kept a balanced life, as a husband, father, business owner, and a CrossFit athlete?  His answer was awesome.  He said he has a very supportive wife and they have made a decision together that this is what their life is to be right now.  That was just 3 hours into the seminar on a break and that conversation was another building block to the weekend.

So what do I feel now?
I feel like I have gotten another spark in me.  I absolutely love coaching but as anything there needs to be a balance.  Leaving Texas this weekend I got more love for what I do.  I have always loved coaching and have never lost it but I feel like I have more to give that I never thought I had.  I’m excited!