Coaches Development Hour at CrossFit Roots

For the past 6 years, the coaching staff at CrossFit Roots has gathered together on the 1st Monday of every month to hold Coaches Development Hour. Expert coaching doesn’t happen overnight. We believe it’s the product of consistent touchpoints that address and develop all aspects of coaching. Beginning in February 2018, CrossFit Roots is holding a Coaches Development Hour open to CrossFit coaches in the Denver area.

Top Level Team

Led by CrossFit Roots owner, Certified CrossFit Coach (CF-L4) Nicole Christensen and Roots long-time coach, Certified CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3) Ali Vermeil.


One Hour

Every Coaches Development Hour is designed with a specific focus; we cover everything from coaching on the gym floor to best business and professional practices for the affiliate.

Designed for All Levels

Our Coaches Development Hour was designed with all coaching levels in mind. No matter your level of experience, affiliate owners and CrossFit Level 1 Trainers, and higher will benefit from this hour.


Find comfort in the knowledge that you are investing in your future as a coach in an environment that will hold you accountable to the things that create great coaches.

Our Coaches Development Hours Cover a Wide Variety of Topics

Class organization
Coaching and education
Correcting movement
Scaling CrossFit workouts for all class participants
Athlete and coach interactions
Best business and professionalism practices for every coach on the gym floor
Gym organization and cleaning
Written communication
WOD Plan writing and execution
Development of advanced skills within a group class structure

CrossFit Roots

CrossFit Roots opened in 2008 out of a one-car garage. Today it has built a reputation as one of the best-run affiliates in the world with a team of highly trained and experienced coaches in a 10,000 square foot facility. There are many styles of coaching and running an affiliate. Come gain insight into what works for us and apply it to your career.

A Team of Seven CrossFit Level-3 Trainers

At CrossFit Roots, we do not believe coaching is linear. It’s the collection of hundreds of hours of coaching, evaluation, study, practice, and professional development. For CrossFit Roots’ team of coaches, we believe that one product of this effort is our team of seven Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainers. 

Share What You Learn

Being a CrossFit coach is the best job in the world and comes with a large amount of responsibility. Come to Coaches Development Hour, hone your coaching skills, and go home to share the information learned with your team. Now your team can grow and your affiliate will benefit from your drive to improve.

Winter 2018 In-Person Program

Join Ali, Nicole, and fellow like-minded coaches at CrossFit Roots in February, March, and April for Coaches Development Hour. Each session will be 1-hour and 45-minutes in length. The first hour will be run exactly the same as Roots’ internal coaches development hour, which makes it easy to apply the material in your own gym. The last 45-minutes will include bonus hands-on practice time with the monthly topic, case studies, extra Q&A time and more.

The cost is $299 for the three months and also includes printable materials, monthly homework assignments, access to an exclusive Facebook group (with video of the first hour of each meeting), and a drop-in or observational class on the day of each meeting.

Meeting Dates and Times

Thursday, February 1, 1:45-3:30 pm MST
Thursday, March 1, 1:45-3:30 pm MST
Thursday, April 5, 1:45-3:30 pm MST

Open to 15 Coaches

We are excited to welcome 15 local coaches to join us! Whether you participated in the Fall 2017 session or you are just joining us, this program is for you!

Winter 2018 Distance Program

New in 2018 is our Distance Program. We will be utilizing a closed Facebook group to live stream the first hour of each Coaches Development Hour, which means you can join us from anywhere! The videos will be available for viewing at any time. The cost for the Distance Program access is $149 for the three months and also includes printable materials, monthly homework assignments, and access to the exclusive Facebook group.

Sign-up Today

Registration is limited to fifteen individuals for the in-person sessions.

Sign-up for both sessions opens Friday, January 12th at 8:00am MST!

Have a question? Email us.