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MCofS coaching in climbing


Coaching News

Book now for MCofS Coaching Symposium 2015 - Saturday 31 October

 

Book now for FUNdamentals of Climbing Coaching Workshops - autumn 2015

Coaching children at the Climbing Rocks Festival at Ratho


The MCofS is passionate about developing climbing in Scotland and as part of this we offer training to budding climbing coaches.

Our performance coaching is focused on the concept of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), which seeks to develop a sports person’s skills and potential in a constructive manner whilst preventing injury, ‘early burn out’ and retirement from the sport, and enable athletes to continue their sport throughout their lives. It is now the recognised coaching style for all sports in the UK.

The five stages of Long Term Athlete Development

  • FUNdamental

  • Learning to Train & Training to Train

  • Training to Compete

  • Training to Win

  • Retirement & Retainment

Coaching course:

Climbing progression
(years climbing)

Age range for children
(approximate)

Skills
developed

Suitable
for

FUNdamentals
(Stage 1)

1-3

6-13yr

Emphasis is on fun whilst developing basic fitness and general movement skills

Intro courses at walls; school walls; YCS coaching; NICAS level 1-3

Learning2Train
Training2Train
(Stage 2)

3-5

10-15yr

Learning how to train and develop general skills

Courses at walls; YCS coaching; NICAS level 4&5

5-7

13-17yr

Emphasis is on sport specific training

Courses at walls; YCS coaching; NICAS Level 5

Training2Compete
(Stage 3)

7-9

15-19yr

Emphasis is on correcting weaknesses and developing athletic abilities

SYCC coaching; National Team coaching; British & International coaching

Training2Win
(Stage 4)

10

18

Emphasis is on enhancing elite performance

SYCC coaching; National Team coaching; British & International Team coaching

Retirement / Retainment
(Stage 5)

Any Age

Any Age

Maintaining a healthy enjoyment of the sport and contributing to the next generation through coaching & management etc