The Squat Coaching Development Camp is designed to help guide you in the process of developing your coaching skills with the help of Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coaches. The camp is intended for prospective Starting Strength Coach candidates at any level of their development – whether just starting out as a coach or ready for the platform evaluation. Space is limited to 10 participants to ensure lots of interaction among the participants and staff.
During the squat coaching camp, we’ll take an intensive look at the how and why of the teaching methods for each lift, we’ll discuss coaching and what it takes to become a better coach, and spend lots of time on the platform where you’ll get real-time feedback on your coaching of fellow participants. You’ll leave the camp with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as a barbell coach and where you are in terms of coaching according the Starting Strength Coach standard.
You will act as both a lifter and a coach during this camp. Proper equipment including weightlifting shoes, a lifting belt, and appropriately stretchy pants or shorts is required for all participants.
Nick Delgadillo is a Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coach and runs operations and media production for The Aasgaard Company. He has been training instructors and coaches in fighting systems for over 10 years and has served on the Starting Strength Seminar Staff since 2013.
Robert Santana is a Registered Dietitian, Starting Strength Coach, and owner and head strength & nutrition coach at Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Center in Phoenix, AZ. For the past 17 years Robert has developed and refined his knowledge, skills, and experiences through both higher education and practical experience. Robert holds both a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master of Science in Kinesiology. He has extensive experiences as a lecturer, nutrition coach, strength coach, and competitive lifter. He built upon his foundational knowledge by providing effective nutrition coaching in conjunction with teaching and coaching the barbell lifts through application of the Starting Strength model to help clients achieve their performance and/or body composition goals. Robert has worked with a variety of clients both recreational and competitive CrossFitters, strengthlifters, and powerlifters as well as a wide range of clinical populations. Robert’s commitment to helping individuals to improve their quality of life by optimizing their nutritional status while getting stronger under the barbell. His commitment and passion is to help develop stronger and healthier human beings over the long haul.