Building a Coaching Craigslist Ad

Looking for additional ways to find new clients? Building a craigslist ad for your coaching services is a quick and easy way to get more job leads. Creating a personal ad is easy, just follow these short steps and you’ll be on your way to booking more training sessions in no time.

Step 1: Create a Craigslist account

* NOTE: If you already have an account, you can skip this step

  • You must have a Craigslist account to post an ad (it’s free!).
  • You will then need to access your email to click on the verification link sent to you by Craigslist.

New Improvements to Scheduling Coaching Sessions

Making scheduling easy means you get more bookings with less back-and-forth between your clients. That’s why we’ve made some exciting improvements to how coaches and athletes can schedule training sessions together.  Here’s what you need to know about these improvements:

1. Clients now have a detailed look at your availability through your coach profile and after booking can suggest 3 times to train in the next two weeks based on your schedule:


Select 3 schedule options


2. You can accept 1 of their proposed times or reply with a different time right from your message inbox:


Accept or propose another schedule slot


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The CoachUp 2013 Coach Awards

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our first ever CoachUp Coach Awards. We established the CoachUp Awards to recognize our top coaches whose phenomenal work is helping athletes around the country reach another level. The CoachUp team took a number of factors into account when awarding these honors, such as: coach score, client reviews, testimonials, response rate, and first-hand experience working with coaches directly.

Without further adieu we present…

The Coach of the Year Award by Sport

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Each of these coaches stood out as the best CoachUp coach in their respective sport based on the phenomenal experience they deliver to athletes.




The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, today announced a formal partnership with CoachUp – a service that connects athletes with private coaches. The mutually beneficial relationship will provide paid private coaching opportunities for NBRPA Members, while delivering a number of highly qualified basketball coaches to CoachUp.

“As former professional basketball players at the game’s highest levels, our members are uniquely qualified to work as private coaches,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “Our members are excited about these opportunities and I am confident we will help provide CoachUp with exceptional private basketball coaches in markets across the country.”

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Coach Spotlight Interview: Baseball Coach Randy H.

0994da7eb7d7660d4eff4023c653a17fe5e61a22Meet Coach Randy H.! Randy is an All-Star baseball coach in Lafayette, LA, who has vast knowledge of the sport through both playing and coaching. He believes that what you put into baseball decides what you get out of it. He likes to focus on both the mental and physical aspects of baseball to help his players reach another level.

Tell us about your experience with baseball.

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45f8d19019f5dce8fc7dbca2a03b14f3ff7d4b2aWe recently interviewed one of CoachUp’s private soccer coaches Coach Michael F. With many years of soccer coaching experience under his belt and a successful athletic career that led to playing professional soccer, Coach Michael deserves to shine under the spotlight.

Tell us about yourself.

I have over 20 years of experience playing soccer,  and I am still currently playing professional soccer in Philadelphia. I have coached many camps and done personal training for all different ages.

Why did you decide to become a private coach?


Coach Spotlight Interview: Basketball Coach Corey H.

2e4ea87ea9f2e46f9f10763631af0b55f42c6977Meet Coach Corey H.! Corey is an experienced basketball player out of Sacramento who has coached high school and junior high basketball. He loves basketball and became a coach to stay involved with the sport. He wants to share his knowledge of the game and help athletes reach their goals.

Tell us about your experience with basketball.

I played at the junior college level and tried out for a Division I school in California. I have since been coaching for 13 years at the junior high and high school levels. I help develop technique as well as character, sportsmanship and poise. I have a masters degree in coaching and athletic administration, and I’m always trying to develop as a teacher and a coach.

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39623bb109d96e2547c0c618c1e122257f001fa2Meet Coach Matt S! Coach Matt coaches soccer with CoachUp. He specializes in offensive soccer skills, footwork, and shooting and passing techniques, and he has experience playing soccer in a DI school.

Tell us about yourself:

I’ve played both school and club soccer since age 6 and I also played in various indoor leagues in the winter. I played collegiate soccer at Lipscomb University, an NCAA Division I school in Nashville, TN. I coached an elementary school age league during my four years at Lipscomb and then continued coaching at a private high school in Franklin, TN once I graduated. I am currently coaching high school at Lipscomb Academy.

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CoachUp Announces Partnership With Sports Legacy Institute

 Boston, MA December 10, 2013 - CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI).

SLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.  A leader in the brain trauma research field, SLI will provide CoachUp with consultative services and the most up-to-date medical information.