Why a coach should foster Athlete Autonomy.
Great coaching doesn’t begin and end with your ability to connect. As a leader you can’t be afraid to let your baby birds spread their wings. This requires educating your athletes and allowing autonomy where appropriate.
Are you making your athletes dependent on you? Maybe you’re afraid of becoming obsolete. This is a RED FLAG for any coach who avoids instilling knowledge and education into their athletes. Gut check – is that you?
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A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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