CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course - Santa Cruz, CA - September 8-9, 2012

Santa Cruz, California
Saturday, September 08, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ #1: Do I need to be affiliated with CrossFit to attend this course?
No, this course is open to anyone interested in maximizing personal performance and acquiring skills to be a proficient kettlebell instructor.

FAQ #2: As a “CrossFitter,” how will this course benefit me?
Effectively teach kettlebell exercises, quickly detect and correct common errors, and safely conduct kettlebell training. In addition, it will open up a world of new KB techniques that will enhance your CrossFit programming.

FAQ #3: Is there a Snatch Test?
No, this not a requirement for the basic kettlebell course.

FAQ #4: Is there a written test?
No, this course is strictly performance based.

FAQ #5: What materials, if any, come with this course?
Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual (approx.100 pgs.). This manual includes detailed exercise descriptions, progressions, photos, training tips, program design, etc. In addition, all Tactical Athlete and Busy Woman Workout Series DVDs will be available for sale at the training event.

FAQ #6: What is the sequence of events for this weekend?


  • 0830 0900 Registration
  • 0900 1200 Instruction & Practice
  • 1200 1300 Lunch
  • 1300 1600 Instruction, Practice & Program Design
  • 1600 1630 Q & A, Class Photo
  • 1800 … Group Dinner (optional)


  • 0830 1200 Review, Instruction & Practice
  • 1200 1300 Lunch
  • 1300 1600 Instruction, Practice & Performance Test
  • 1600 1630 Conclusion

FAQ #7: What techniques will be covered over the weekend?

  1. Swing and Swing Variations
    • Russian Swing
    • Power Swing
    • American Swing
    • Swing Release (two hands)
    • Wall Ball Substitute
    • One-Arm Swing
    • ½ Rotation Switch
    • H2H Swing
  2. Turkish Get-Up (TGU) and Variations
    • Floor Press
    • Arm-Bar Stretch
    • Tactical Turkish Get-up
  3. Clean and Clean Variations
    • One-Arm Clean
    • Bottoms-up Clean
    • Dead Clean
    • Double KB Clean
  4. Snatch
  5. Front Squat
  6. Military Press and variations
    • Military Press
    • Push Press
    • Jerk

Note: Joint Mobility Drills will be demonstrated and practiced before each training session, followed by a short stretching routine at the end of each day. In addition, there will be a block of instruction on “how to teach motor skills” Sunday afternoon.

FAQ #8: What are the course requirements?
The requirements for this course are stringent, primarily for your protection and the safety of those you train. They are:

  • Attendance 100%
  • Participation 100%
  • Pass all skills on Performance Test
  1. Due to the importance of the material presented in this course, there will be no exceptions to the above criteria.
  2. If, for any reason, you do not fulfill all the above requirements, you will be permitted to attend another course of the same level for completion. All required criteria must be met before trainer certificates are issued. Otherwise a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Note: If you are NOT planning on teaching others, you may choose to not participate in the kettlebell performance test. You will be issued a certificate of attendance.  Understand that you must have passed both the CrossFit Level One Course test and the Kettlebell Course performance test to teach others and receive a trainer certificate.

FAQ #9: What happens if I fail the performance test?
The student is graded on a pass/fail basis on their ability to correctly perform the physical techniques. The demonstrated techniques are done at the appropriate speed and amount of weight with the emphasis on precise form. This evaluation is conducted on the last day of the course. Students will test one at a time or as a group and will perform the exercises called out by the instructor.

If a student fails to perform an exercise to standard, the instructor will note it and continue the evaluation. At the end of the evaluation, the student will be informed on which exercise(s) failed to meet the standard, will be given remedial training, and an opportunity to retest. The retest consists of only the exercises that were identified, not the entire list of exercises.

If the student corrects the technical deficiencies, then he will receive a passing score. If he fails the retest, he will not receive a trainer certificate.

FAQ #10: What happens if I fail to meet the standard during the retest?
You will be required to submit a videotape of yourself correctly demonstrating the identified techniques within two months after the date of your Course. Upon review of the video, the Chief Instructors will either issue your Instructor Course or suggest that you to retake the course.

FAQ #11: When will I receive my certificate?
You will receive your certificate at the completion of the seminar.


Contact Information

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Payment Instructions

  • The price of this Course is $595 USD. Please place a $250 deposit to secure your space in the Course.

    You can continue to make payments as long as your balance is paid in full three weeks prior to the Course. Please make sure you are paid in full three weeks before the Course you will forfeit your place in the Course.

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    Registration Form

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