Coaching others to be the best version of themselves is one of the most rewarding and noble endeavors.  Coaching adaptive athletes who have recently suffered a damaged or lost limb to actualize their awesome power is an indescribable feeling.

Saturday March 16th in Carrollton, TX at the Adaptive Training Foundation Gym, Soldiers To Sidelines conducted its first in-person Adaptive Athlete Coaching Workshop powered by Wounded Warrior Project and in partnership with the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF).

The seven-hour workshop was attended by an intimate group of WWP alumni, Soldier Coaches, and ATF athletes and staff. The workshop explored what it means to be a coach, psychology of working with adaptive athletes, considerations in programming, and culminated with a seated workout which everyone participated.

Everyone left the workshop with greater empathy for adaptive athletes and a stronger knowledge base to begin working with the adaptive community. We learned that everyone requires some adaptation to their training at some point in their athletic life. The reality is we are all working with mixed abilities and we have the power to accomplish anything if we just believe we can and we will.