You've completed BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops 1 & 2 and you're working with climbers who already have an advanced level of technique. You'll need to understand complex techniques in depth to be able to coach them. The third FUNdamentals workshop is designed for you to reach this level, and to hone your skills to effectively observe and analyse a climber's movement. We'll look at what happens to body positioning and movement when hand and footholds become worse, the angle steepens and dynamic movement is employed.
The learning outcomes for the FUNdamentals 3 Workshop are that you will be able to;
Identify and explain key biomechanical theory governing technical elements of climbing
Design and evaluate activities to explain the theory and practice of dynamic movement
Explain, demonstrate and evaluate the fundamental movement skills and principles of climbing specific to the terrain
Select, use and evaluate technology enhanced learning applications to support coaching
This workshop would be appropriate CPD for coaches working with talented climbers and coaches progressing through Mountain Training's coaching scheme.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
The Following is an Example Course Program
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 be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably to get the most out of the FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 workshop. Prior attendance of the FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops 1 & 2 is required for this workshop.
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.