Mountaineering Scotland


Three workshops are for people interested in developing their own and others' climbing. The workshops offer an opportunity to gain a better understanding of climbing techniques and balance and movement.

The Mountaineering Scotland FUNdamentals workshops aim to help develop climbing coaches, from grassroots to elite, and can be attended by anyone aged 14+.

The workshops are also modules required as part of the training pathway for the new Climbing Coach Award Scheme which has been launched in 2015 by Mountain Training. A team of Mountaineering Scotland trained and endorsed coaches will deliver FUNdamentals workshops around Scotland.

There are three workshops:

For more information on FUNdamentals workshops and to book on, then click FUNdamentals

MCofS Coaching and physical training workshops

Physical Training workshops

Learn how to deliver Physical Training sessions with this Mountaineering Scotland workshop

This workshop is the first of two that are primarily aimed at any coach wishing to further their knowledge of physical training. While most gains for any climber will be found by developing their technique, tactics and mental approach, this workshop addresses how to create performance adaptation through physical training.

In terms of the LTPD model (Long Term Participant Development) covered in FUNdamentals 1, this course moves away from the ‘FUNdamentals stage’ onto the ‘Learning to Train stage’. However, this course covers the basic information required for a coach to have a fundamental understanding of the science behind, and practical application of, physical training.

By the end of the day you will be able to plan training sessions for your clients and groups.

The course is split into two parts:
  • The morning covers the theory behind the body’s energy systems, anatomy and types of climbing training.

  • The afternoon includes wall-based sessions, giving coaches a practical understanding of theory. Areas covered include body conditioning, strength, endurance and power/strength endurance.

For more information on FUNdamentals workshops and to book on, click Physical Training

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