BMC FUNdamentals Of Climbing 1
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Days
  • 10 People to 1 instructor

BMC FUNdamentals Of Climbing 1

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Overview

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.

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The Objectives

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

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

The following is an example course programme;


Agility, Balance and Coordination

Warming-up

Floor and wall exercises

Common climbing errors

FUNdamental Climbing Skills

Centre of Gravity

Weight Transfer

Economy of Climbing Movement

Footwork

Awareness of useable parts of the boot

Precision and accuracy

Understanding friction

Foot swapping

Handholds

Hand swapping

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

Experience Required

You should have experience of leading or assisting on group climbing sessions.

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.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Cost*
Course Start Date
30th November, 2024
Duration
1 Day
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£115.00
Residential:
£185.00
Course Start Date
11th January, 2025
Duration
1 Day
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£115.00
Residential:
£185.00
Course Start Date
14th April, 2025
Duration
1 Day
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£115.00
Residential:
£185.00
Course Start Date
30th June, 2025
Duration
1 Day
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£115.00
Residential:
£185.00
Course Start Date
27th October, 2025
Duration
1 Day
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£115.00
Residential:
£185.00
Course Start Date
29th November, 2025
Duration
1 Day
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£115.00
Residential:
£185.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

More knowledgeable in basic climbing movement. These are key to learning to become a Foundation Coach.

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