my 2 cents…
When you have high school coaches (such as myself) fly or drive to another state with their own money for a week I feel that people are entitled to come back with some functional knowledge. My experience has been fantastic from level one to level III. But, we are talking about everyone as a whole.
With my own time and money I went to Seattle( remember Club Extasy Jermaine?) for the level I school. I learned so much about the art of coaching. And reviewing the foundation stuff about training was great.
Level II- was even better.
Biomechanics- Boo? Can’t beat that bad boy.
Training theory- Great
Level III-powerhouse each one.
I am very happy that you are going to be teaching…that is my point…we need people like you teaching the stuff…but what did the customers think about NC?
sprint people were told information that the instuctors did not use themselves…
people were told that stretching did not work…
and so on.
re:self promotion and resume builder
As for myself…if you look a my site notice that I make no reference to who I am. The site has no mention to my name, this allows me to shoot from the hip and speak my beliefs. That includes mentioning my sources such as Charlie. If anyone reads my material I call it and pull no puches. This content is available free to all people and all profits go to an athlete on this site that has a masters degree but he moves frigging fridges and washer machines to make ends meet. I have the burden every day of writing things in hopes to pay for the needed cash for my guy. I use hair color (grey hair) because I know what it takes money wise to be the best and plan to raise it!!!
I also endorse products I use…I could have gone with one company that would pay…but I felt that their stuff sucked, and I didn’t feel right about it.
Of course this honesty of what I believe is not very marketable. Some websites that pay writers to post content are not fans of my material. Since I don’t use overspeed cords or balance boards I am the great evil. I do write for elitefts.com and use my name since it only is fair. The people that read the stuff don’t know who I am, so they need some background to understand where I am comming from. My own site is more underground to everyday joes.
I am forced to get my level III, since being a male and technically not a minority, it is far harder for me to get a college job. So, I will go the swimming track later if track doesn’t work out by going through the ASCA ladder.
Dropping regenerationlab.com or a powerlifting website is not on my resume…
I loved the level three school, but when you hear people during the breaks thinking about getting the instructor school for jobs and that crap, my question is “where are we going?”. I endorsed the NC school, but when I hear over and over again the feedback I felt that sharing was important.
No bad feelings trust me.