Effective Coaching

Effective Coaching
Do you want to learn about coaching and teach to become a better instructor? If so we offer a one day course in 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 does it mean and how can an understanding of Effective Coaching help your coaching and instruction?

Well we teach a variety skills both theoreticall and a to a certain extent practically on this day long course. The main outlinbe of the courses is:

  • Psychology of Learning
  • Effects of Anxiety on Learning
  • Learning Pathways
  • Stages of Learning
  • Effective Practice
  • Observation and Analysis
  • Feedback
  • Reflective Practice

This course will be of interest to CWA, SPA and MIA award holders and trainees, as well as parent or in-house trained staff who want to understand more about how to teach and coach.

If you would like to find out more about effecitive coaching them why not look at Snowdonia Mountain Guides book on the subject EFFECTIVE COACHING: The Coaching Process for Climbing Instructors

Prior Experience: Desire to learn how to teach rock climbing
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: £100

Course Start Dates:
March 24, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

  • To book, find out more or to arrange an alternative date email us here.
    …or call us on 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    Coaching Process for Climbing Instructors

    Coaching Process for Climbing Instructors

    Jesse King steping out on Raven's Wing during our last Uk Rock Tour.

    Jesse King steping out on Raven's Wing during our last Uk Rock Tour.

    The amazing corner of The Mall, Millstone Egde.

    The amazing corner of The Mall, Millstone Egde.

    The amazing and technical Goose Creature, a bold start leads to a well protected but desperate move before more run-out climbing to the top. A slate classic.

    The amazing and technical Goose Creature, a bold start leads to a well protected but desperate move before more run-out climbing to the top. A slate classic.

    A good harness will last you a goof five years or more. Adjustable leg loops means you can put it on over winter clothing and in the wake of the christmas bulge!

    A good harness will last you a goof five years or more. Adjustable leg loops means you can put it on over winter clothing and in the wake of the christmas bulge!


    The look of frustration on the climbers face as the wire fails to fit again, on Holy, Holy Holy, E2, Dali's Hole, Slate Quarries. Come and learn how to judge gear placements on our lead climb coaching courses.

    The look of frustration on the climbers face as the wire fails to fit again, on Holy, Holy Holy, E2, Dali's Hole, Slate Quarries. Come and learn how to judge gear placements on our lead climb coaching courses.

    An illustration of how different size wires leads to different amounts of overlap in the same gear placement when rock climbing.

    An illustration of how different size wires leads to different amounts of overlap in the same gear placement when rock climbing.


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