Building The Elite

Building The Elite

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V2 of BTE  (an updated & expanded version of this book) is for sale here.

    For the past 10 years, Craig Weller and Jonathan Pope have trained people for the toughest SOF selection courses in the world. They've trained candidates for courses in every branch of the U.S. military, as well as five other countries, including British SAS selection.

    Our clients have a 90% success rate which means 9 out 10 people make it through. (BUD/S and SFAS have drop-out rates ranging from 60-90%, FYI.)

    In Building the Elite, they give a detailed look at their SOF training system - from big-picture principles to practical exercises and programming guidelines.


    • Introduction

    Section 1 - Principles 

    • Introducing Systems
    • Thinking in Systems
    • Dealing with Complexity Well
    • Dealing with Complexity Badly
    • Minds, Models, Principles
    • Changing How You Think
    • Movement and Physical Resilience
    • Psychological Aspects of Motor Learning and Skill Development
    • Stress, Pain, and Fatigue
    • Skill Acquisition

    Section 2 - Practical Application

    • Energy Systems
    • Nutrition
    • Open-Ended Workouts
    • Mental Skills
    • Program Standards
    • Making Workouts

    Section 3 - Summary

    • Reference Guides

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 336 reviews
    craig shillington
    Going back to school

    Such an in depth experience on everything you need and didn't realize you need to read.

    Frederick Mckave

    Building The Elite - V2

    Benjamin Johnson

    Building The Elite - V2

    Brian Yeager
    Building the Elite is next level

    As a strength coach of nearly 25 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed studying this book. I have especially found the chapters on mindset and systems helpful in coaching my military and jiujitsu athletes

    Nicolas Roberts
    Game Changer

    While I have been preparing and studying various aspects of the selection process and everything that goes into being successful, the book brought even more context, detail, and precision to how to improve your preparation for it. An absolute must for anyone who is serious about becoming a special operator or anything that requires extreme mental and physical toughness.