Coach Training Program

Our Summer 2019 Coach Training Program is now closed. If you are interested in applying for Summer 2020 please send a resume and cover letter to and we will contact you when the next round of interviews begin. Interviews are available either via Skype/Facetime or in person (preferred).


Are you interested in becoming a San Francisco CrossFit coach? Do you want to spend some time at San Francisco CrossFit to learn from Kelly Starrett and our team of world-class coaches? San Francisco CrossFit offers an intensive coaching internship program where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best.

Please note that priority for positions in the program is given to coaches who want to become part of our San Francisco CrossFit staff.


The coach training program at SFCF is a rigorous course designed to get you dialed up and ready to coach our group classes on your own. Our training program generally lasts 3-4 months if you shadow part-time, and 2 months if you shadow full-time.

We do have a cut-off of 4 months to complete your hours. Anyone who does not finish those hours in the allotted time will not be eligible for employment at SFCF unless otherwise organized with the head coach during the interview process. We are looking for people who are passionate and committed to the San Francisco CrossFit community and ready to get to work!

Please note, we are unable to provide CEU’s or class credits for the internship.

Required Shadowing/Assistant Coaching Hours: 160 Hours

This will primarily involve shadowing group classes, 1-on-1s, and Basics Classes. Trainees are required to keep detailed records of their hours (which classes and which coaches they shadowed) and balance their time between the different coaches. Weekly in-person check-ins with your training group and the head coach are required. We seek out individuals who can take initiative, are excited, and are ready to learn.

Minimum Additional Coursework Required for the Coach Training Program at SFCF:

TRS 101 Course
Crossfit Level 1 Certification


During the time that you are a trainee, you will continue to pay for an unlimited membership (of your choosing).

Out of Town Applicants:

  • You will be responsible for your own lodging and incidentals during your time in San Francisco for the duration of the program.
  • Our training program generally lasts 3-4 months if you shadow part-time, 2 months if you shadow full-time.
  • We are not able to assist with visa or work status paperwork.
  • Priority is given to trainees who are looking to become a permanent members of the SFCF community and/or staff.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you!