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Old 12-09-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Default Wanted: Oly Coach

As my earlier posts have mentioned, lifting is my current focus. The problem is that I have never had any formal training in Oly lifts, which could (will) lead to injuries. So my question is this: Can anyone recommend a good Oly lifting coach that is within driving distance of Charlotte, NC. When I say driving distance, I mean 15hours max, which would put me anywhere from Kansas City, Kansas, to Miami, Florida. There are some Crossfit affiliates in my area, but just because one is qualified to coach that, does not mean one is a qualified Oly lift coach. I guess if I am going to spend my unborn child’s college fund on a technique clinic, I want to make sure I am getting the most bang for my buck. Any other thoughts are welcome.

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Old 12-09-2006, 07:47 AM   #2
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Besides going throught USAW registry, look at some of the local colleges and high schools. If they have good sports programs there may be some good local coaches right under your nose. And since they probably don't make a fortune at the school, they may be looking to outside coaching opportunities....or go to them and ask if they would be willing, you never know what their answer may be. As for the quality of coach, well that is up in the air too....that's why I said look for schools with good sports programs.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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Michael Rutherford is near KC (I think Lenexa or something). He is a certified stud and the current USWF Masters National Champ.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:15 AM   #4
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Besides going throught USAW registry,.
Good call on the USAW; I did not think about that. I found a coach on there that is only 90 mins. away, so I will give it a shot.

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Michael Rutherford is near KC (I think Lenexa or something). He is a certified stud and the current USWF Masters National Champ.
Would be great for an intense technique session, but I need to find someone nearby as well, in order to do spot checks.

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Old 12-09-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
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aside from USA Weightlifting, you may want to try and post on the o'lifting forum at www.goheavy.com. Coach's and athletes from all over the country post on there. If you just post that you are looking for a Coach, someone will respond.
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Old 12-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #6
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Hey Aimee!
Did'nt you get...oh, like a silver medal at the American Open this past weekend?
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #7
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Oh. um yeah.
That silver got us us a ticket to the prelim world team trials being held at the Arnold's in March. Wanna take a trip to Columbus?

lifting at Americans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNXZgKj2mCU

Sage is at 1:49. I am at 3:08
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:28 PM   #8
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Aimee,
remind me sometime I have a DVD that I edited with some of your lifts from when I was down, it's prettier than the one I made you in 10 minutes in Mike B's back yard....
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