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Old 08-29-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
Steve Sheffar
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Rules for the Term "Coach'?

If you take a seminar does that qualify you to be called "coach"? If not what are the requirements?
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:45 AM   #2
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

Only Coach Glassman can administer that honor. It's invitation only. Taking a seminar does not qualify you, but the seminars are a great start.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

To add to what Ben wrote, I thought I read something along the lines of one of the qualifications being a level 3 trainer plus (paraphrased), "a demonstrated proficiency at developing elite athletes", or some such. 'Course, maybe I dreamed it.

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Old 08-30-2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

I'm lost. Is there a formal requirement for this title within the affiliate program, or what?
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

short answer: no.

long answer: It's the highest level of qualification that one can have in the crossfit community, and so far only 1 person has made it to being called "coach" by the real coach Glassman, and i believe its the creator of brandx .

I'm pretty new, correct me if I'm wrong
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:48 AM   #6
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

"There is a famous story about Yagyu Matajuro, who was a son of the famous Yagyu family of swordsmen in 17th century feudal Japan. He was kicked out of the house for lack of talent and potential, and sought out instruction of the swordmaster Tsukahara Bokuden, with the hope of achieving mastery of the sword and regaining his family position.

On their initial interview, Matajuro asked Tsukahara Bokuden, "How long will it take me to master the sword?" Bokuden replied, "Oh, about five years if you train very hard."

"If I train twice as hard, how long will it take?" inquired Matajuro. "In that case, ten years," retorted Bokuden."

Source: What is a Black Belt? (w/f safe)
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:30 PM   #7
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?


There is more than one "Coach." Dave Werner of Crossfit Seattle (formerly Crossfit North, the first ever Crossfit Affiliate) comes to mind. I know there are others but i just wanted to brief you.

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Old 08-31-2007, 05:50 AM   #8
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

Yes, there are other CF Coaches. Are you asking what it takes to be a CF Coach or just a coach in general?

To be a CF Coach, you are awarded that title by CFHQ only. As it stands right now, you have to go through Level 3 certification and then you can apply for CF Coach status. What happens at that point, I don't know.

Generally, to be considered a (nonCF)Coach, you should have appropriate training background and coach/train others. That's it.
Think about your HS phys ed teachers...they were called coaches.
Yuo should be certified to train or coach. You should be actively training and coaching others. That's it. It's a general term these days, IMO.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:47 AM   #9
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Re: Rules for the Term "Coach'?

I'm called "Coach" because I was the one who held and then let go of my friend's baby's hands when he took his first steps. She's called me "Coach" ever since, and so does he!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:55 AM   #10
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Impact Of Coaches

I Have Come To A Frightening Conclusion.
I Am The Decisive Element In The Gym, On The Field, Or In The Yard.
It Is My Personal Approach That Creates The Climate.
It Is My Daily Mood That Makes The Weather.
As A Coach, I Possess Tremendous Power To Make An Athlete’s Life Miserable Or Joyous.
I Can Be The Tool Of Fortune Or An Instrument Of Inspiration.
I Can Humiliate Or Humor, Hurt Or Heal.
In All Situations, It Is My Response That Decides Whether A Crisis Will Be Escalated Or De-escalate And An Athlete Humanized Or Dehumanized.
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