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Deliverables, Expectations & Contract This coach-athlete engagement is a relationship. The process should be fun, challenging, and fulfilling. As a coach, I may not always be your best friend, but I will be honest. I build my practice on sound principles applied to real-life testing, experience, and results. With that said, there are many scientific principles that I believe are yet to be discovered or changed, so my intention is to maintain a progressive and open-minded approach, so you, as the athlete, have the chance to benefit from progressing knowledge. I will strive to stay at the forefront of the coaching industry through scientific reading, continuing education, projects, and publishing articles/contributions. If you have a concept or method in question; bring it to me and I will do my best to research the topic for efficacy in our process. If I don’t know something, I will disclose that, but I will always perform due diligence to investigate.
PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) disclosure: I have a NO TOLERANCE policy for illegal methods of performance-enhancing drugs, banned substances, etc. (hereafter termed PEDs). Period! YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY & IF IN QUESTION RESEARCH HERE https://www.wada-ama.org/.
If you utilize PEDs, for whatever reason, I DO NOT CONDONE it and ask you kindly inform me so we can terminate the coaching relationship. If you choose to go down this path and choose to not inform me, but I find out; I demand these 3 items when it is out in the open; 1) a written statement from you (that can and will be stated publicly and socially) stating these decisions were of your own and not under my guidance or recommendation referencing this agreement & my policy stated here-in and you willingly were dishonest with a formal apologize to ME for any harm or connection associated with the dishonesty; 2) your agreement to cover any legal fees ME incurs to deal with repercussions of the dishonesty, including but not limited to social media, clearing up the bad press, legal fees, etc.; 3) full payment to the end of our agreed coaching term while surrendering your privileges to any further coaching services.
Contract term: ME does not employ rigid contract terms, but operate on an honesty system. If we establish a set time agreement, we both should strive to fulfill that agreement. Please understand coaching as a business means variable income and as I try to provide the best service to each athlete, I don’t carry excess clients, so abrupt losses put undue stress. I ask you to provide a 45 days notice if you plan to end your coaching relationship, change your agreement, or request a lapse in service/hold. I am willing to work with you if something comes up medically, family, or unknown to you; so please I just ask for honesty in advance.
Social media: ME benefits from positive posts on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google, etc. If you have something genuine to state about what we do; please tag me in a post. If you don’t like something we do, please contact me directly as I’d like the chance to address it. We both make one another better! If you wish to keep your interaction with ME confidential, please inform me. Twitter @MathenyCoaching @danielmatheny, www.facebook.com/MathenyEndurance, Instagram @mathenyendurance