You want to engage and inspire climbers when you're teaching them foundation skills so that they'll become as passionate about the sport as you are. Our one day Foundation Coach training course focuses on three main areas; the coaching skills and knowledge of what, and how, to coach more effectively; the technical competence to manage and deliver an enjoyable and stimulating session, usually to a group of individuals; and the culture of reflective practice in striving for continual improvement.
Foundation Coach training is designed to enable you to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
The course is run in line with the syllabus laid out by Mountain Training and covers; coaching behaviours, planning, preparations, managing, sporting values, movement skills, physiology, reflective practice, feedback, evaluating and technical competence.
Prior to attending a Foundation Coach training course you must;
Be at least 16 years old
Be a member of a mountaineering council
Have at least 6 months personal climbing experience
Have attended a FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop
Starting climbers off on the right foot (hold)…
We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.
Crag approach shoes
Wicking base layer
Personal First aid kit
Drinks bottle and/or flask
Plas y Brenin will provide ropes
Coaches must be appropriately experienced and qualified to supervise safe sessions in the environment in which they choose to coach, e.g. a site specific sign-off by a Technical Advisor for bouldering; Climbing Wall Instructor for roped climbing; Climbing Wall Development Instructor for coaching lead climbing, and Rock Climbing Instructor to coach on single pitch crags etc.