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6 Reasons Why Coaching Kids Makes You a Better Coach

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As some of you know, I worked at CrossFit Los Angeles for about seven years. During that time I founded our kids program. While I took college courses on child psychology and education, took the crossfit kids, kids coaching, how to coach kidsCrossFit Kids certification, and watched other kids programs, most of my learning took place on the gym floor and was administered by the kids themselves.

 

While the kids may have been the “students” I was the one who had to be the quick learner, having never before taught children and equipped only with my book learning. I learned valuable lessons from those children, which made me a better coach overall, to adults and children alike.


 

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