Former Ignition APG Coach Dustin Woods highlighted in CNN for his outstanding work serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Team China’s short track speed skaters. Over the past few years Ignition has been able to service Team China through a variety of coaches. Prior to Wood’s full-time position Ignition Coaches Aaron French and Jake Learman spent time supporting and training Team China’s short track speed skaters. Woods is one of many coaches Ignition has placed in professional, international, and collegiate roles following their departure.
(CNN) – If you dream of going to the Olympics, you’ll quickly learn there’s no comfort zone. That was certainly the case for Dustin Woods and his wife Allyse in 2011 when faced with the opportunity to pack their bags and train Chinese athletes in Beijing. They never could have imagined all that China would have in store for them. What would it look like to take that leap of faith? Fortunately for China, Woods did not have much time to question the alternative.
One resume, two interviews and three weeks later, the Ohio native found himself in Beijing as the head strength and conditioning coach of Team China’s short track speed skaters. Three years of intense training later, they were bound for the games in Sochi.