There are few gyms with more coaching experience than CrossFit Calgary.
Owner Brett Marshall completed his first CrossFit L1 course in 2006, CrossFit Calgary became an official affiliate in December 2008, and Brett became a member of the CrossFit HQ L1 Training Staff in 2010.
To ensure the highest quality coaching experience for our members, CrossFit Calgary has developed an intensive mentorship program which may take 3 years or longer to complete. To succeed, coaching candidates must have a strong commitment to learning, volunteering, and becoming part of the CrossFit Calgary community.
Prerequisites for the program include a L1 CrossFit course, one year membership at CFC, and a successful interview with coach Brett.
Phase 1: 50 hours of coach shadowing within a 6-month span, including shadowing in kids, teens, and specialized programs; and a thorough observation of the fundamental movements from a coaching perspective, followed by a formal review meeting.
Phase 2: 50 hours of shadowing as a “mentoring coach” within a 6-month span, as a CFC co-coach, a support role to the CFC lead coach. The mentoring coach and lead coach both take notes so that professional development can be compared, guided, and evaluated.
Phase 3: In a series of meetings, coach Brett reviews coaching effectiveness based on the ability to recognize faults in movement and then be able to effectively cue members towards improvement.
Upon successful completion of these meetings, a candidate may be offered a probationary contract with CrossFit Calgary to continue their professional development while working as a CrossFit Calgary co-coach.
It is the responsibility of the co-coach to then gain competence in the lead coach role, by gradually taking over all components of class instruction.
CrossFit Calgary coaches are then supported in their professional development through four levels of coaching designation after the mentorship process. The coaching designations are Coach L1, Coach L2, Coach L3 and finally Head Coach.
For more information regarding coaching designations and opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.