Insanity Certified Trainer
Piyo Certified Trainer
A.C.E. Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Les Mills Certified Body Pump Instructor
Les Mills Certified Body Jam Instructor
National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) Group Fitness Instructor
If you are a middle school or high school sport coach, one of the biggest problems is that you can’t pick and choose (recruit) what kids come out for your program. The only way that you help improve your situation is by taking it by the horns and start developing the kids in your system to be better athletes. Using the principles of LTAD and building a foundation of Physical Literacy, you can make your team more competitive by making your athletes better and building more depth in your program.
In 1980, Rufus got his first coaching job at a small, Catholic high school in Indianapolis as an assistant football coach. He soon came to the realization that the school administrators weren’t much interested in sports and didn’t care whether they won or lost. He soon came to the realization that he had to build his own athletes out of the ones he was getting. So the search began as athlete development.
For the last 20 years or so, Rufus has been involved in training young Olympic Weightlifters for USAW. Over the years several of his young have won medals, including Gold, at various Jr and Youth USAW National Championships. Rufus’ main area of interest is working with young kids in developing into athletes using the principles based on LTAD and Physical Literacy.
(Picture below is summer 2010 and Christmas 2013)
Charlie is one of the strongest athletes in Center Grove history and is a Certified USA weightlifting coach. As you can tell from his before and after pics he is also an extremely hard worker!!!