In the last few months I have received a dozen emails from aspiring coaches who are frustrated with not being able to break into the field of endurance coaching for both runners and triathletes. My response to each person was similar, so I thought I would share a few tips to get you started in the right direction.
Let me say that you do not have to be a professional triathlete or runner to be a good coach. Yes, you heard that right. In order to be the most effective coach you’ll need to:
- have a thorough understanding of exercise physiology
- maintain a credible certification
- be an effective communicator
This is the foundation of an effective triathlon or running coach. We are in the process of putting together a short series detailing how anybody with the qualities above can become a triathlon or running coach that is well respected and in demand. Contact us if you are an aspiring endurance coach and would like to be contacted once this is available.