Originally Posted by Arden Cogar Jr.
Thanks Dave!! Coaching for O-lifting is a learned process. If you're a stand alone place, that's not associated with crossfit, I would recommend the USAW club coaching cert. They are conducted all over the US and all you need to do is go the USAW - US Weightlifting site; calenders for the club coaching certs are listed.
If there's xfit gyms in your area, xfit and Greg offer awesome courses/certifications. Greg's are very impressive. My hope is that he and Aimee host one closer to where I live this Fall or early next springs. I'm all about learning as much as I can.
My hope is to attend the Regional Coaching Course conducted at Moorestown NJ this July. I'll never be a regional coach as you have to have a certain number of lifters, who qualify for national comps, sign you off as their coach. My main impetus for attending the RCC is to attend the week long "Weightlifting Camp" hosted by the Moorestown Weightlifting Club. I know it's not the summer camp my daughter had hoped for, but it's one she can go to with her chubby daddy.
All the best,
Thanks for the info Arden! I've been wanting to try to get to some of the O-lift certs. I live in CA and it's not a big deal to drive to Greg's gym (one of these days, would love to see the new place). I don't actually own a gym, i'm just a regular there, to the point most everybody knows where i'm headed when I come in
. It's just inspiring to hear about people like you, Greg and Mike B. that are passionate about what you like to do to the point you'd willingly give up time to give somebody a point or two. To me, that's what it's all about.