As CrossFit Naples has grown over the years, so has the knowledge and experience of our student body. While our elite fitness training program provides tremendous opportunity for the growth and development of an athlete, it does not address the next step in the process – teaching. With the help of the staff at CrossFit Naples and a few people from the student body, we have created the framework for people interested in taking this next step.
Goals of the CrossFit Naples Instructor Training Program:
To provide our student body with the opportunity to further their growth as an athlete and leader by becoming a CrossFit Naples Certified CrossFit Instructor (Note: This in no way takes the place of a CrossFit Level 1– which are both requirements of this program)
To create a core group of student instructors that is both knowledgeable and proficient in the instruction of CrossFit movements and capable of teaching a fun and valuable CrossFit class.
The CrossFit Naples Instructor Training Program (CrossFit Naples ITP) was designed with two basic elements in mind: 1) Teach participants how to become good, solid CrossFit instructors; 2) Keep the rules and requirements to a minimum so that the program maintains an air of fun, lightness, growth, camaraderie, and learning.
While there are definite requirements to get into the program, the only real “structure” you will find in the program is the progress timeline. This is in place to keep you moving forward so that we know that as a member of the ITP you are committed to becoming an instructor. Other than that, there are very few “handles” to keep you on track. We are only looking for those people that are responsible, self-starters, motivated, and who don’t need hand-holding to keep them on the path.
To become an instructor via our program, the only requirements are to pass the written and practical tests for each level. We have also included our Level Recommendations to assist you in your preparation for the tests. Remember that these are only recommendations. We have designed the program to be completed in as little as 3 months. The speed at which you move through the program will be determined by your background, experience and diligence in practice and execution.
**Note: Completing the CrossFit Naples ITP in no way obligates you to being a full or part time instructor at CrossFit Naples. It also does not guarantee you a position as a regular instructor in the CrossFit Naples schedule.
CrossFit Naples member
3 month commitment
Write a “Letter of Intent” – This letter/essay does not need to be long, but it should be from the heart. (This IS a requirement, and may be used to determine your eligibility for participation in the program.)
What does CF mean to you?
Why do you want to be an instructor?
Why would someone want you to be their coach?
What is your background (include all): education, profession, sports, and fitness?
What are your strengths & weaknesses?