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Checklist for Finding the Perfect Private Coach

If you are determined to achieve full athletic potential, hiring a private coach can be a game-changer. The effectiveness of 1-on-1 and small group training in delivering results is well-documented. However, finding the right private coach can seem like a daunting task with so many out there. How can you ensure that you choose the coach who will truly help you reach your goals? In this article, we will provide you with valuable tips to navigate the process of finding the perfect private coach, setting you on the path to significant improvement and reaching new athletic heights.

1. Identify your goals

It’s important to identify your goals up front so you can discuss them with potential coaches. Knowing your goals ahead of time will open the door to learning which prospective coaches can best help you achieve them. This will also offer you a chance to learn about them before you start working together. Here are a few questions to get you thinking:

  • Are you looking to make the team or play in college?
  • Do you want to explore a new workout?
  • Do you want to lose weight or build strength?
  • What specific skills are you seeking to improve?

2. Know your needs

Next, you need to identify your coaching criteria. Here are some important things to consider:

  • How much are you willing to spend?
  • How frequently do you want to train?
  • Will you train in a group or alone, or a mix of both?
  • How far are you willing travel?
  • Where will you train? Indoors, outdoors, etc?
  • What specialties or experience do you need in a coach?

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3. Search for coaches 

CoachUp makes it easy to find a coach. Just enter your city and sport, and we’ll bring up qualified coaches that match your needs. You’ll be able to review each coach’s profile and determine who best fits your needs. All coaches have passed a thorough application process and the CoachUp Safety Check so you can be assured you’re working with the best.

4. Message your shortlist of coaches

Once you’ve found a few coaches that fit your needs, feel free to message them directly to ask questions. Consider inquiring about their expertise, coaching philosophy or training details. Coaches typically reply within 24-48 hours. If you don’t have any questions, you can go ahead and book directly.

Here’s a list of questions that many new clients ask when reaching out to a coach:

  • Where do you train athletes?
  • Is there an extra cost for facilities or is that baked into your session rate?
  • When are you able to meet for coaching?
  • What positions or technique are you best able to coach?
  • What equipment do I need to bring to my first session?

5. Book a session

Found your perfect coach? You can book sessions directly from their profile page and even save when booking multi-session packages! Not only is your payment safe and secure, but every CoachUp booking is covered by our $100K liability waiver and 100% money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with your session or your coach moves away, we’ve got your back.

Additionally, CoachUp requires every coach on our platform to pass a background check process, ensuring that CoachUp is a safe and secure marketplace.

6. Achieve your goals!

After your first session, provide feedback to your coach about your experience by writing a coach review and read your coach’s notes on your session. PS: Be sure to always book your next session through CoachUp, so you’re covered by our money-back guarantee and liability insurance!

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Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about CoachUp and booking the perfect private coach.

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