Inspire Me: How to Be a Great Coach

CrossFit, Sport Psychology

As a coach, you likely have a multitude of plaques on your walls displaying a variety of certifications - but thin, slightly wrinkled, pieces of paper behind plastic stuck up on a wall do not make you a great coach.


They certainly make you marketable, and bring clients in the door.


They show that you know your stuff. They show that you know how to setup for a clean, the most efficient way to snatch, and how to keep me safe when I deadlift. They show that you have studied the art of kettlebells, CrossFit, nutrition, or any of the thousands of other areas you can learn about.


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A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending opportunity to learn, grow, and re-invent yourself.


You don’t get to pick the problems you solve because everyone who you come across is different: Different genders, ages, fitness levels, disposable time, disposable income, and almost always unsure of their commitment.


Here on Coaches Only we update the content regularly, we go in lots of different directions, and we engage with experts in all walks of life so long as they help coaches and trainers in pursuit of a fulfilling career.


There are no simple answers to how to be a good pro. No one can sell your services for you. There is no silver bullet for success.



That’s why you should sign up, be present, and when the opportunity arises, also take the initiative to contribute to the conversation.


Coaches Only is for independent coaches and trainers who believe in the value of their work and have a love of this industry.


Coaches Only is for professionals who strive to make a career that lasts, has impact, and rewards people who work hard at it.



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