Coaching Movement

Up to date and innovative...


This one day workshop looks at the coaching of climbing movement.  Over the past 5 years there has been a huge increase in the need for quality information regarding the development of climbing movement skills.  The increase in climbing wall usage by climbers, especially the young, has meant people are able gain strength relatively quickly.  As such, it’s important for all coaches involved in working with people to identify core movement skills and to coach these in clear and structured way.  Already, the training boards within MTUK are developing a coaching scheme for the Climbing Wall Award (CWA) and coaching movement technique will be an integral part of this system. 


At Peak Mountain Training we believe coaching is simply about delivering information to people in a clear and structured way to improve their performance.  Whether you consider yourself an instructor, guide, leader or coach, to us the job is the same: helping people to get the most from their activity.


Peak Mountain Training movement coaching workshops are bang up to date with current thinking in this evolving discipline.  This workshop benefits from Neil Johnson's experience as one of only four BMC FUNdamentals coaches in Britain.  This, combined with the depth and breadth of coaching experience within the Peak Mountain Training team, simply means we are confident that we are delivering the most up to date and original thoughts concerning the key elements of coaching climbing movement.


Key elements of the day:

  • Warm up: (including) Agility, Balance and Coordination
  • Core Movement skills: Weight transfer, Body position, Footwork
  • Steep rock
  • Working with young climbers
  • Skills transfer

Our workshop will be practical and participants can expect a thought provoking day with plenty of climbing movement analysis. The day will also include a session on the coaching process and understanding why the way in which information is delivered is the key to helping people realise their potential.


Who’s it for:

Anyone involved with climbing coaching.



Our advertised courses are run at The Climbing Works, Sheffield.

Equally, we can deliver this workshop in any major climbing wall in Britain.


Participant requirements:

You should come fit and ready to climb.

Climbing standard not important.