I was reading some great lectures that were transcribed before I was born this morning. It was about money and coaching with club swim coaches from 40 years ago. The coach was sharing his experience about being a professional and what to do with salary and job duties. I like the fact coaches are more professional regarding salaries and how they should get paid. Many HS coaches are teachers, and some college coaches work other jobs or get involved with camps, work in the college doing extra work such as speed development with football or even office work. I like coaches that have side businesses, so long as the efforts are extra, not conflicting with coaching duties. I see this now with coaching in the private setting. While coaches have families and bills to pay, just be honest in what you are selling and don’t hide decisions of why you choose to train a certain way. The most important element of value I learned is a regression line can be estimated on cost and quality of training/coaching by seeing what is optimal for both parties. A good living and great coaching. You can’t have it both ways. When some coaches are perceived as starving artists that is their decision but the fast food training facilities are not as good as the restaurant voted best by their peers. We are not in an industry we are a profession. We are not a Training Business we are professional coaches.