Join seasoned CFSBK coaches Whitney Hubbard and David Osorio for a 6-week coach development camp. This program is of interest to novice coaches, experienced coaches, and affiliate owners alike. Click those links to see short videos explaining what each group will gain from this one-of-a-kind program, and read on to learn more!
Goals of the Program
- Ensure that coaches have a sound foundation of the six pillars of effective training: teaching, seeing, correcting, presence and attitude, group management, and demonstration
- Bridge the gap between obtaining a CF Level 1 and developing your coaching practice
- Encourage participants to observe and learn from the methods and standards of CFSBK, while establishing their own style and voice
- Provide guidance, mentorship, and experience
- Allow participants to make mistakes and have fun as they improve their skills
- CF Level 1 Training Course
- CF Anatomy Course (online)
- CF Spot the Flaw Course (recommended, not required)
- Participant must review CF Level 1 training manual prior to first session, should be very familiar with the movement models included, and be prepared to teach and correct in that style
Date and Time
- Monday, January 21st to Wednesday, February 27th (6 weeks)
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30PM (2 days per week)
- Participants can expect to spend an additional 1-4 hours outside of class each week (practical homework, reading, class observations, etc.)
- 12 sessions / 24 hours total in class time
- Small group setting: camp size limited to 12 participants for a 6:1 ratio
- Program handbook, digital resource list, practical homework, class observations
- Coaches will have access to leader’s email address for questions, consultation, and mentorship for the duration of the program
- $550 total, paid in two installments of $225 (average cost of $23/hour in class time)
- First payment will be charged at the beginning of program; the second at the halfway point.
- Handbook, additional resources, and class observation times included in total cost.
- No refunds will be provided for the program.
- If a participant misses a class for any reason, there will not be make-up sessions. However, the participant will still be able to review the handbook and resource list for that day.
In this course we will…
- Review foundational movement models/archetypes and their points of performance
- Focus on how to teach, see, and correct movement with one athlete at a time; eventually we will move to coaching multiple athletes
- Develop our skills to teach more complex movements and progressions
- Expand into group management and running an effective (and fun!) class
- Discuss what it means to be a coach and how our presence and attitude has an impact
- Theory: Course leaders will spend time sharing their years of individual experience as well as the established practices and methods of CrossFit South Brooklyn. We’ll look at various aspects of what makes an effective coach and how to create great training sessions and group classes.
- Practical: We will utilize a series of practicals, where course leaders will provide demonstration and examples of the given topic/movement. This includes: movement models, positions and transitions, common faults, effective cues and correction, etc.
- Break Out: In these sections, participants will test out their skills and actively coach their peers. Course leaders will watch, advice, and coach the coaches.
David Osorio started CFSBK back in 2007 out of St. Mary’s Playground in Carroll Gardens. His goal has always been to create a fun and inclusive training environment for people serious about their fitness. CFSBK was the first CrossFit affiliate in Brooklyn and has since become one of the largest in the city and most respected in the world.
David comes to the CrossFit community with over 12 years of coaching experience ranging from physical therapy clinics to competitive speed schools. Additionally, David holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University of PA and has been a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer since 2007. He also holds multiple CrossFit specialty course certifications and has served as the Competition Director for the CrossFit Games Northeast/East Regionals since 2009.
David writes the popular CrossFit coaching and business blog Inside the Affiliate and has recently partnered with Beyond the Whiteboard to create videos like this one about owning a successful business. On top of coaching private clients and group classes, David teaches our CrossFit Preschool and CrossFit Kids programs. David’s youngest athletes are 3 and his oldest is 78.
Whitney Hubbard’s love of movement started early in life. She began ballet at the age of three and went on to participate in national dance competitions throughout her teens. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, and it was there that she first studied anatomy/kinesiology and started on the path of teaching and coaching movement.
Whitney has been a member of CFSBK since 2009 and joined the coaching staff in January 2014. She holds CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Gymnastics, Precision Nutrition Level 1, and CYT-200HR Certifications. In addition to CrossFit and Short Circuit Group Classes, Whitney teaches Yoga for Athletes every week. She loves working with the variety of members at South Brooklyn… her oldest client is 85 years young!