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.
Josh Wells has 20 years of experience competing and coaching in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, has been a Starting Strength Coach since January 2010, and has trained under the watchful eyes of Mark Rippetoe since 2000. As an international level lifter, he was a member of the Jr. Pan-American Team and a member of the Junior World Team competing all over the world. He traveled throughout the US as seminar staff beginning in 2007 prior to the blue book and staffed various SS seminars years after. Josh received his Bachelor in Sociology and Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from Midwestern State University. He has worked with many athletes from a variety of sports in conjunction with strength and conditioning programs at Texas Christian University and MSU. He was a primary coach, along with Mark Rippetoe, of the Midwestern State University and Bone Unit Olympic weightlifting teams operating under the Texas Weightlifting Regional Development Center. He has coached SS all over the US for the last 10 years and has hosted numerous SS and Olympic Weightlifting camps.