Kate C., Portland, OR Speed & Agility Coach

Kate C.


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Improve running technique, speed and sports agility with a former NCAA Division I Pole Vault Champion and 2-time Olympic Trials competitor. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Kate. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Kate. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$350 5 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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Partner Training
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 60 minute session with Coach Kate for 2 athletes. **if athletes are siblings inquire about discounted partner training rate**

Session Length: 1 hour

$120 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

1 hour training session with Coach Kate for 3+ athletes (price is $50 per athlete)

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Washington (WA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Vertical Jump, Shuttle Run, Cone Drills, Broad Jump, 40 Yard Dash

  • Lateral Quickness, Explosion, Acceleration


  • University of Washington (WA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Vertical Jump, Shuttle Run, Cone Drills, Broad Jump, 40 Yard Dash

  • Lateral Quickness, Explosion, Acceleration

More About Coach Kate

I have been coaching athletes since 2007. While my personal experience as an athlete was as a pole vaulter and sprinter, I have experience coaching with athletes in various sports, of all ages and experience levels. I love helping people get faster and more explosive, which is a crucial element for almost every sport.

As a pole vaulter, I was a 5-Time NCAA All-American, 2005 NCAA Pole Vault Champion, and 2-Time Olympic Trials competitor. My experience as an athlete taught me a lot about running mechanics and pole vault technique, and my certification as a personal trainer helped me learn more about strength development and injury prevention.

Pole Vault:
3 years professional experience
2x Olympic Trials Competitor
5x NCAA All-American
2005 NCAA Pole Vault Champion
2004 Pac 10 Champion
2001 Oregon State Champion

Workouts last for one hour and are tailored to the individual athlete. The exact session plan depends on the sport/event and the athlete's ultimate goals, but will focus on making the athlete faster, stronger, and more efficient in their event. Some of the typical elements of a training session include:

- Instruction on proper running mechanics
- Coaching in event specific technique
- Core strength training
- Plyometric drills – fast, powerful movements such as jumping and bounding
- Training in correct weight lifting techniques
- Sports related agility movements
- Calisthenics – body weight exercises
- Static and dynamic stretching

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Coach Kate is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with explaining details.
My 16 year old son who plays soccer leaves her sessions with smile on his face
Very happy
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Kate took the time to get to know my daughter and her specific circumstances and objectives. She also provided some insightful feedback and work that we could take back on and use on our own. We are looking forward to finding additional opportunities to work with Kate again!

Coach Kate was personable, knowledgeable and a great communicator. I highly recommend her.

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Was very knowledgeable and patient

We scheduled Kate to help our 10 year old son improve his sprinting mechanics for soccer. We couldn't be happier with the session. Kate observed our son's running technique, had him do some specific drills, and left us with some simple but very effective exercises and focus points to keep in mind after the session.

It's amazing how effective one session with Kate has been - by the end of the hour he looked noticeably faster! He is now running with better technique - and most importantly with substantially more confidence. We would recommend Kate to anyone.

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Coach Kate was wonderful with my daughter! Great experience.

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Coach Kate was an excellent coach for my daughter, and tailored the time to exactly what we wanted! Very organized with the workouts and also varied them so that they were slightly different each time. Looking forward to working with her again soon!

Coach Kate has been tremendous. She's taken the time to understand our son's needs and then has adapted and developed a training program that serves his improvement. All this while also keeping it fun and engaging for him. He looks forward to and is excited about each upcoming session. We couldn't be happier.

My son just had his first session with Kate and he was pleasantly surprised at how much he improved his running technique. He really enjoyed working with Kate and wants to do so again.

Aside from being an experienced and professional coach, there are a few things I really like about Kate: she puts the needs of the athlete first, she has excellent communication skills (hard to find), she often participates in the activity rather than stand there and watch, she is reasonably priced, she is friendly and down to earth. Athletes: Kate is the real deal.

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Coach Kate did an excellent job with my 13 year-old daughter. We will definitely purchase more sessions so that my daughter can focus on specific areas important for her advancement.

I would recommend Coach Kate without hesitation. She has coached me in sprint mechanics, practice drills and general conditioning. I believe her experience as a Div 1 college athlete has helped her become an effective coach. In my first meet I was able to achieve a personal best in the 200m. Coach Kate is flexible, skilled, patient and easy to work with.

My son's first session with Coach Kate was filled with great information for us as parents and our son said to give her a five star rating.

Kate "coached up" my 13 year old daughter with sprinting fundamentals. I appreciated Kate's professionalism and her ability to relate to my daughter. She clearly has the credentials but her ability to teach really made this session worth while. We are looking forward to seeing Coach Kate again.

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Coach Kate is great to work with. My daughter saw improvement from the very first session. She is easy to work with and easy to understand.

My daughter made it to State with Coach Kate's help! Thanks Kate!

Kate Conwell is an excellent coach. Kate has strong command of the technical details of pole vault and can convey her experience and insights clearly. She has a grasp of individual needs, coaching both a boy and girl at the same time who are at very different levels, with no issues keeping them both engaged and progressing well. Kate has a firm but empathetic personal style that is motivating. And, she has the chops -- having accomplished a great deal in pole vault herself. She speaks with authority, from experience, and she gets results. We love working with Kate.

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