“Sandbag and Ruck Training Coaching Course: The Force Multiplier” is a two day course offered to the public on all things sandbag and ruck training (SRT). The course educates anyone who would like to integrate SRT into their training repertoire, whether they are training themselves or coaching others. This course focuses on education, however there will be a great deal of movement involved as well. During both days, participants will be learning all about SRT while moving weight, rucking, and coaching SRT movements; there will also be lectures on nutrition for rucking and programming SRT training blocks. In addition to content-based lectures, day 2 will present a testing component so that participants can exhibit what they've learned. Upon passing the physical, coaching skills, and written tests, participants will earn a certificate of course completion and a patch. Depending on which testing track a participant chooses to follow, they will either receive a “Master of Sand” (RX division) or “Force Multiplier” (modified division) designation. All participants will receive access to the SRT Handbook two weeks prior to the event.
Participants will self-select, aka choose, their own division:
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, State Department Fellow, CrossFit Coach (CCFT/CF-L3, PN-L1) At 6 years old, Jaala tagged along with her dad in her first road race and was hooked for life. Carrying that love of sport through her childhood, she competed in Division I swimming and cross country programs on scholarship at the University of New Mexico. She competed in CrossFit at Regionals twice as an individual. She has coached swimming at the Sichuan Institute of Sports in China as part of the Chinese Olympic training system and has coached CrossFit around the world, including in Kabul where she met her husband, a former Army Green Beret who was doing bicep curls in the squat rack. She currently owns her own coaching business, works as a Head Trainer on CrossFit Kids Seminar Staff, and teaches outdoor preschool.