Daily responsibilites were to keep the place clean, whether that was to vacuum the turf or to wipe down the front desk and entry way. When I first came out, my responsibilities were to observe, learn, and watch the other coaches perform their duties and to kind of get a sense of the different coaching styles of each of the coaches to see which attributes I wanted to take to form my own coaching style, which was helpful. I quickly began running the group classes and progressing in my coaching career by writing our blogs and staying up to date with correct movements and lifts.
My greatest accomplishment during this internship was not only excelling to increases in responsibilty pretty quickly, but running the group classes by myself, and taking on a handful of my own personal clients, preforming consultations for prespective clients and being an overall good coach and a coach that can be trusted to preform correct drills/progressions to see the most results, which I really apprieciated.
Do not be afraid to use your voice. You are there to coach the athletes (or people in general), do not let a few kids ruin the session for all of the other kids. Training sessions are not a time to mess around and not be focused, especially because parents are paying a lot of money to have their kids train. So, take control of the session. You have a voice, use it. When I first started coaching the group sessions, I was pretty passive in that I wasn't really coming down on the kids if they were messing around and not paying attention, but I soon found out that if I wanted kids to pay attention and focus during the session, I would have to make it known that I do not want to have to repeat myself.
What advice would you give?
Keep grinding. Do the coursework--it will help set you up to know simple progression models which is all coaching is.