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Crossfit Cape Coral
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CF-L1 Internship: Program Overview
The environment created by a CrossFit gym places unique demands on an instructor, and we expect that all of our trainers have the ability to adapt and place their athletes in a position to progress and succeed both mentally and physically. To ensure the highest level of attention is given to our athletes, CrossFit Cape Coral requires an extensive Internship Program before we agree to let an individual lead a class.
At CrossFit Cape Coral, we identify a qualified coach as someone who can demonstrate adequate knowledge pertaining to the 9 foundational movements of CrossFit and all of the CrossFit methodology. A qualified coach should be able to teach, see and correct movements with a relentless attitude, at the same time as being caring and understanding of client’s needs.
To be accepted into the CF-L1 Internship program, potential applicants must write a letter or submit a video addressed to the Director of Operations/Head Coach describing their background in sports, what CrossFit means to them and why they would like to work at CrossFit Cape Coral. Upon receiving the letter/video, the Director of Operations/Head Coach will evaluate and respond to the applicant in a timely manner.
The focus of this program is to give the potential coach the tools and knowledge necessary to excel as a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer, and will allow us to evaluate the potential coach’s performance and knowledge, and understanding of the CrossFit culture.
The CF-L1 Internship is broken into five phases:
Assist/Shadow and participate in one full cycle of a Private (or group) Beginners Course with a Full-time Coach
Teaching of 1-3 movements per class, through two separate and full Private (or group) Beginners Courses
10 hours of shadowing CrossFit classes
10 hours of assistant coaching CrossFit classes
10 hours of coaching classes under direct supervision of the Head Coach
After each phase the Potential Coach will have an assessment meeting with the Director of Operations/Head Coach to review their performance, and will be given valuable feedback on how to improve for the next session. We expect the potential coach to take all advice seriously and to demonstrate constant improvement from session to session.
The Head Coach will have the following three options moving forward:
Not Now – The Director of Operations/Head Coach may wish to stop the CF-L1 Internship Program at this time.
Continue – The potential coach will continue with the next phase of the CF-L1 Internship Program; continuing to improve and learn about the coaching standards.
Offer Assistant Coach Position – The head coach may wish to stop the CF-L1 Internship Program at this time and offer the potential coach a position as an assistant coach.
Below are the evaluation criteria for the potential coach:
Presence and Attitude
Seeing and Correcting static positions and dynamic movement
Educating and Inspiring the participants
CrossFit Methodology – interns will be required to read articles from the CrossFit Journal and other sources, and present the topics to a panel of coaches during monthly team meetings
Send a copy of your resume, cover letter and any other pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Internship @ CrossFit Cape Coral”.