This one day workshop's aimed at climbers who work with and coach young people, but it's also useful if you only work with adults. It takes research and theory on the developing child, and the risk of injury if inappropriate activities or training techniques are used to coach them. You'll explore how this research can help shape the way you structure your work to coach children and young people. On a practical level, you'll gain more understanding of how body movement and position impacts upon climbing style, and how to apply this knowledge to achieve increased performance and to help prevent climbing injuries.
The FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 focuses on the important themes that underpin climbing movement and is part of the training for the Foundation Coach Award. The learning outcomes for the FUNdamentals 1 day are that you will be able to;
Describe the essential principles of the LTPD model
Demonstrate and explain basic coaching pedagogy
Structure an appropriate warm up
Explain, demonstrate and evaluate key climbing movement principles
Identify and apply appropriate activities to develop the FUNdamentals of climbing movement
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
The following is an example course programme;
Agility, Balance and Coordination
Floor and wall exercises
Common climbing errors
FUNdamental Climbing Skills
Centre of Gravity
Economy of Climbing Movement
Awareness of useable parts of the boot
Precision and accuracy
Long Term Participant Development – LTPD
Stages of climbing development
Chronological versus biological age
Windows of opportunity
Trainability vs adaptability in childhood
Critical or sensitive periods of growth
Overall physical, cognitive and emotional development
You should have experience of leading or assisting on group climbing sessions.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
We can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train, and during the day you'll have free hot drinks and afternoon tea.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.