Run a club and looking for new ideas?

We have pulled together some great information and ideas for organising varied and engaging club sessions. These resources are full of suggestions for activities, from warm ups to coaching tips. They are tailored to different age ranges, for both indoor and outdoor climbing.

Junior clubs

Running a club with kids of primary school age presents a unique set of challenges. Fast paced and exciting sessions are hard to repeat and stay fresh over time. Here are some useful ideas for adding a little variety to your activities.

Youth clubs

Young people of secondary school age may want coaching to improve their skills or the chance to challenge themselves and compete against their friends: generally just show-off! It's great for a club to be able to accomodate those needs. Here you will find some tips for programming a secondary school age climbing session and some excellent ideas for coaching, technique challenges and games.

Student clubs

Student club members range from those who have never tried climbing but always wanted to, to those who have been climbing for years and want a bit of coaching to keep improving. Flexibility is essential to cover this range of demands.

Games, activities and challenges

Here you will find an explanation of all the games, activities and challenges mentioned in the session plan resources above. Any of the activities can be used for any age group and can be tweaked accordingly to fit with your club and your session.

Get in touch

Want more information on how to plan a session, more suggestions for games and challenges or coaching advice? Contact our Regional Development Officer for your area and we will give you all the support you need. We will listen to your aims and tailor our advice to what your club needs.


Robert MacKenzie, Regional Development Officer, West

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Calum McBain, Regional Development Officer, East

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