Tips for recruiting great CrossFit coaches for your box

Tips for recruiting CrossFit coaches for your box | Wodify

Tips for recruiting great CrossFit coaches for your box

Every business wants to get to the point where they’ve become so successful they need to hire new employees. For your CrossFit box, this most likely means hiring a new coach — or a group of coaches —  so you can devote more time to managing and growing your business. When this time comes, there are a few things to consider while going through the hiring process. The following are a few tips for recruiting the best CrossFit coach for your box:

1. Know what to look for

During the interview process, there’s a good chance you’ll meet with several candidates with different strengths and weaknesses. However, there are a common traits good candidates should possess. For starters, good coaches should know how to teach basics movements. This will benefit everyone at your gym — from first-time members to long-time veterans. Also, great coaches should be able to lead groups of all abilities, regardless of skill level.

In our experience, the best coaches focus on building quality programming. Personalities will vary, but skills and experience will matter tremendously for the person you actually end up hiring.

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2. Check for certifications

There are CrossFit coaching courses that people should take to prepare to move into a coaching role. So be sure to ask candidates if they’ve gone through the proper channels to earn their Level 1 CrossFit certification. The more they can show you in terms of education and certification, the more desirable a candidate they’re sure to be.

3. Start in your own backyard.

You might not have to look far to find your next coach. Some of your interviews could be with members looking to take their commitment to CrossFit to the next level. This is good because you’ll already know their strengths, weaknesses and how they fit into the culture of your box.

If this is the direction you want to go, encourage the person to get their Level 1 CrossFit certification. That way, you can save money and time since you won’t have to advertise the position. It’s an efficient way to hire a new coach with little trouble or expense.

4. But don’t be afraid to look beyond your box.

That doesn’t mean the best candidate is already part of your gym. Though finding an ideal external candidate takes more work, they might offer more coaching experience. Rather than converting a member to a coach, these are people that already have some years under their belt doing this kind of thing. That experience may work better for finding those ideal candidate qualifications listed above.

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Whoever you hire, make sure it’s someone you believe can do the job laid out before them. These tips from the experts at Wodify are meant to help you find the ideal candidate so you can expand your business and do your best work as a box owner.

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