Instructional Articles

14 Week Periodised Rock Climbing Training Program

14 Week Periodised Rock Climbing Training Program

Designing a long-term plan, like a 14-week Periodised Rock Climbing Training Program can be hard work but if you do it properly then the rewards will be worth it. Especially if we write it for you.

GOST Goal Setting for climbing

GOST Goal Setting for climbing

GOST Goal setting is an effective way to set SMART goals as well as setting a pathway to achieving them.

Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological

Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological

The TTPP or Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological aspects of rock climbing are the four aspects that coaches look at when they are coaching people to climb harder.

The Nine Components of Fitness

The Nine Components of Fitness

Fitness for any form of physical activity can be boiled down to nine components, these, if you like, are the trainable aspect of fitness. Here we look at them from a climbing perspective.

Coaching Climbing Movement

Coaching Climbing Movement

Coaching climbing movement is a branch of skill acquisition, whereby we as coaches can develop an individuals overall skill for climbing through introducing and developing motor skills. By the end of this evening course, you will not only be able to break down skills into […]

Effective Coaching

Effective Coaching

This course examines the theory and practice of teaching and learning, and how they interact with anxiety. All of the skills covered come under the umbrella of what can be considered ‘Effective Coaching’. The C word has become more and more prevalent in climbing. What […]

SPA Refresher Evening

SPA Refresher Evening

This evening course covers the rigging aspects of the SPA syllabus and is ideal to help you refresh your skills in preparation for your assessment. The course changes depending on what skills you feel you need to work on and are practically based at single […]

Instructor Mentoring Program – ML, SPA & MIA

Instructor Mentoring Program – ML, SPA & MIA

WHY COME TO SNOWDONIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES FOR INSTRUCTOR MENTORING? To answer this ask yourself what it is you think an outdoor instructor does and the skills you need to do that job… Most people will recite the ML, SPA and MIA syllabus just fine but […]

Part-time fast track instructor scheme

Part-time fast track instructor scheme

This course is a part-time non-residential route to becoming a mountain based instructor. If you want to break into the industry and want a helping hand to guide you through the qualification process then this is the course for you. Snowdonia Mountain Guides offer a […]