CrossFit Specialty Course: Sport-Specific Application

The field, the court, and the arena are the proving grounds of sport-specific athletes. Training is an athlete's vessel to game-day performance, and an athlete will never rise to the occasion—he or she will fall to the level of training.

The Sport-Specific Application Course is designed to equip coaches and athletes with the tools necessary to train for performance in specific sports.

Participants will spend two days with 10-year NFL veteran John Welbourn and his team of performance coaches as they detail a range of topics including strength development for sport, programming for known domains, eating for performance and effective assessment tools.

Participants will experience drills that include effective warm-ups, sprinting and agility work, and strength- and power-oriented barbell movements, and attendees should be prepared for a highly charged, supportive environment that helps create the mindset necessary for unlocking potential.

Learning objectives

Graduates of the Sport-Specific Application Course will have a sound foundation in:

  1. Effective ways to utilize the CrossFit method and CrossFit facilities for sport-specific athletes.
  2. How to implement the Sport-Specific Application strength-and-conditioning templates in a gym or team environment.
  3. How to "unlock" hidden potential when using the assessments and warm-up progressions.
  4. Developing athletic and coaching competency in the major barbell movements for sports: the squat, deadlift, bench press and power clean.
  5. Developing peak acceleration, speed and agility.
  6. Recovery methods to enhance performance.

Prerequisites

All registered athletes need to be able to sprint and change direction.

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Language

The default language for this course is English. Any course with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 14 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Price

US $595 or equivalent for courses in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email sme@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders.

Support

sme@crossfit.com

Reading Materials

Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Athletic shoes. We recommend shoes with a rubber toe pouch, such as Converse All Stars (Chuck Taylors) or Vans or other shoes with a reinforced toe pouch designed for change-of-direction, lateral-speed and agility drills. Indoor soccer, volleyball or other turf shoes work well. Barefoot training and “foot gloves” are not permitted.
  • Cleats and weightlifting shoes, if part of your normal training gear.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break. (Lunch is not until 2 p.m. on Day 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Day 2).

CONTACT

events@powerathletehq.com

Instagram: @poweratheltehq

Twitter: @powerathletehq

Requirements

This course is open to all.

To receive a Sport-Specific Application Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Training Certificate (or higher)
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Sport-Specific Application Specialty Course
  • Satisfactorily complete the written take-home assignment

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule

Please arrive at 7:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

    8:00
    Lecture – What is Sports Specific Application?
    9:10
    Warm-up No. 1
    10:10
    Sprinting and acceleration
    11:45
    Lecture – squat and deadlift
    Noon
    Squat & deadlift
    1:00
    Workout No. 1
    2:00
    Lunch
    3:00
    Lecture – programming
    4:00
    Homework assignment discussion
    4:15
    Warm-up No. 2
    4:45
    Floor press
    5:15
    Q&A and closing remarks

    (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

    8:00
    Footwork and movement prep
    9:00
    Warm-up No. 3
    9:45
    Lateral speed and agility
    10:45
    Lecture – coach’s responsibility
    11:30
    Power clean and split jerk
    12:30
    Warm-up No. 4
    1:00
    Workout No. 2
    1:30
    Lunch
    2:30
    Nutrition
    3:30
    Homework review
    4:30
    Closing remarks