| | | PA Radio – Episode 220: Jim Kielbaso

Author / Cali Hinzman

How Do I reach These keeeeeds?

We are stoked to have Jim Kielbasa back on the show to talk training kids through his years of experience and his organization, the International Youth Conditioning Association. Jim explains that his motivation for starting the program was to educate coaches on the delicate balance of working with 8-18 year olds. Coaching kids is long journey that starts with the best of intentions and as Jim explains, the coach themself is usually the reason a kid sticks with a sport or quits.

Jim provides real tools, not just lip service, on how to polish your coaching interaction with youth athletes. He also talks about his experience navigating overzealous parents and what to do when you encounter those fucked up coaches who enjoy yelling at kids because they see their own failures in them. Yeah, that’s some serious psychological shit.


Be sure and check out the IYCA at IYCA.org. From that site you’ll be able to track down Jim and attend any number of his speaking engagements. Jim can also be found on IG at @JimKilebaso.

Ladies and gentlemen the Power Athlete Academy Methodology course, Level 1 is now available. However, there are a limited number of spots that are filling up quickly. I know this because I get a goddamned email every time someone signs up. Get one of those last spots so we can bring a swift end to this email terrorism.

So you just signed up for the academy, and you’re like “What would you like me to do now, Cali?” well, move that cursor to the events tab get your tickets to the Power Athlete Symposium. December 8-10 will be the most memorable experience of your life. I know, your kid’s birth is number one right? Wrong. Were there professional athletes, former SEALS, barbecue, and beer at the your kid’s birth?

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Cali Hinzman

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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