Date Posted July 21 2016
I thought I would explain a few social behaviour I notice in our community in regard to classes and attendance and expections.
0 People Reserved - Class is cancelled automatically 2 hours before and the coach goes home.
1 Person Reserved - Class is put on. The coach is excited to work 1On1 with this athlete. Athlete cancels because he/she feels the coach doesn't want to spend time with 1 person. Coaches are passionate about coaching. They want to coach 1On1 more than anything. 1On1 is the coaches chance to get down to the very fine details and really influence an athletes training.
2 People Reserved. They both want to attend but both feel pretty guilt the class size is small and they think they cancel, the other will cancel and then the coach can go home. The coach is thinking "Great!" small class sizes are awesome, creating custom workouts is fun and the coach is looking forward to this.
3-4 People Reserved. Athletes are looking forward to spending time in small group setting and so is the coach!
5 - 10 People Reserved. Athletes are experience a limit in training as the coaches time is now quite divided but there is definitely many added benefits of training in small groups. People share knowledge, you feed off the energy that is in the room, there is more likely to be someone your fitness level you can keep pace with as motivation to push yourself a little harder.
11+ People Reserved. The coaches time is divide quite a bit. There is literally less than 6 minutes per athlete in a session. Typically those athletes who need more assistance in scaling based on skill or injury require more time than 6 minutes so athletes who are more experienced get even less attention even though their needs are no less important than new athletes, they are just understandable and willing to come back in for a second session or more sessions in the week to get what they need.
Points to take away and how to improve our community:
Ask any good coach who their coach is... he/she will have an answer because, as coaches, we know we need them to progress and to learn how to coach. You're just working out until you have a coach. When you have a coach you have direction - then you are an athlete and athletes get results.
Coach Lynch, CF-L1
NCCP Level 1 (On Journey)
© Copyright 2017 Rocky Lake Barbell. All Rights Reserved.
Website by dash