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
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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


    Kate Carother on the amazing Raven Gully, again seeped in tradition climbing.

    Kate Carother on the amazing Raven Gully, again seeped in tradition climbing.

    Jesse King looks down at the swell as he climbs the amazing and slightly atmospheric Shangdi La at Baggy point during our UK Trad Tour

    Jesse King looks down at the swell as he climbs the amazing and slightly atmospheric Shangdi La at Baggy point during our UK Trad Tour

    Come on a month long climbing trip of a lifetime, as we clock up some serious mileage on the best UK trad climbs in the UK.

    Come on a month long climbing trip of a lifetime, as we clock up some serious mileage on the best UK trad climbs in the UK.

    The amazing North West Passage a classic E1, at Castell Helen

    The amazing North West Passage a classic E1, at Castell Helen

    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.

    Setting up your harness for aid climbing from the Climber Magazine Article on How to Big Wall by Snowodnia Mountain Guides head coach Mark Reves

    Setting up your harness for aid climbing from the Climber Magazine Article on How to Big Wall by Snowodnia Mountain Guides head coach Mark Reves

    The learning spiral.... how we try and teach new skill by consolidation and repetition with breaks before moving back to check the skill is still there.

    The learning spiral.... how we try and teach new skill by consolidation and repetition with breaks before moving back to check the skill is still there.