CrossFit | Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

6
ByCrossFit Training & EducationNovember 9, 2021

Chuck Carswell (CF-L4) is a master coach, and this is never more evident than when you walk the floor with him while he is coaching. In this video, Chuck comments as he observes Santiago Callejas (CF-L3) teaching the press to a group of students. While the end result is a group of individuals who understand the basics of the press, the components involved in getting there are numerous and nuanced. Here are a few of the strategies Chuck calls out during this segment:

  • Build rapport with a group of athletes.
  • Organize athletes on the gym floor.
  • Employ cross-circle cueing.
  • Take various approaches to spot movement errors.
  • Give athletes cues without overwhelming them with too much information.
  • Spend time on movement progressions.
  • Use PVC pipes to gauge how athletes will move with a loaded barbell.

Our approach to coach development includes pairing up coaches at all different levels so they can learn from each other in real time on the gym floor. This experiential learning is the foundation of our Level 2 Certificate Course. And, by modeling this focus on growth to our athletes, we also build better athletes who learn to take their own growth seriously.

Whether you’re a beginner or veteran coach, this video is a great reminder about coaching techniques that may have fallen from your practice.

Comments on Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

6 Comments

Comment thread URL copied!
Back to 211110
James Hobart
November 19th, 2021 at 4:58 am
Commented on: Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

This is really cool. Coaches, take time to dissect this. Think about all the pieces Chuck discusses. Are any of us this interested in our own coaching? Nice work, team!

Comment URL copied!
Hershel Praeger
November 19th, 2021 at 3:49 am
Commented on: Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

This is definitely worthwhile to watch any new CF trainer looking to improve..ty Chuck & crossfit for posting

Comment URL copied!
Chris Sinagoga
November 19th, 2021 at 4:33 am

New CF trainer or experienced one! Great video, especially like that it's not cut up into small pieces. This is like the DVD bonus features of Director's Commentary.

Comment URL copied!
Ryan Mak
November 10th, 2021 at 11:40 pm
Commented on: Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

Coaching gold, thanks!!

Comment URL copied!
Joey Dill
November 10th, 2021 at 2:43 am
Commented on: Coach’s Cut With Chuck Carswell

Great work, Santiago. A nicely run small group breakout! Chuck, awesome job narrating this. This will be extremely helpful for coaches!

Comment URL copied!
Hershel Praeger
November 19th, 2021 at 3:50 am

Absolutely 💯... great to hear you again Joey ...

always looking to improve!!

Hershel

Comment URL copied!