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 or anyone wanting to improve their coaching of the squat 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.
Jared Nessland has been coaching Division I athletes in Strength and Conditioning for 20 years. Most recently, Jared was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sacramento State from 2011 – 2019 where he used the Starting Strength model with all of his teams. He previously served as the Head Strength Coach at Southern Illinois University, the University of Montana, and the University of North Dakota, with stints as an Assistant at the University of North Dakota and the University of Nebraska. Originally, from Havre, Montana, Nessland attended Montana State University where he competed as a thrower on the Track and Field team. Jared has competed in both Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting, and is currently a competitive open level racquetball player. After hearing about the opening of Starting Strength Denver, Jared decided to leave collegiate coaching and join Jay Livsey’s team as the Head Coach.