BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops

Posted by Jon Garside on 23/12/2016
Credit: Martin Chester (www.martinchester.co.uk)

Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps our workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching.

FUNdamentals of Climbing - Good technique and movement are the bedrock of climbing. These three workshops progressively explore climbing movement.

Coaching Children - Learn how to maximize the impact of your coaching sessions where young climbers are motivated to learn through fun, enjoyment and challenge.

Physical Training - Two workshops that progressively explore the principles of physical training and the design of periodised training plans.

Route Setting - Routes and problems have a positive impact upon a climber's development when set well. Anyone involved in coaching climbing will benefit from this very practical workshop.

If planning a career in coaching, the FUNdamentals and Physical Training workshops are part of Mountain Training's coaching scheme. 

BMC members benefit from more than a 15% discount on workshop cost. If you’re not a member then take advantage of our half-price membership offer and join the BMC for a less than £16! 

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For workshop dates at Plas y Brenin click HERE.

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FUNdamentals of Climbing 1
The FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 focuses on the important themes that underpin climbing movement and is part of the training for the Foundation Coach Award.        

2017 Dates

27 February - Harrogate Climbing Centre with Andy Swann                4 LEFT
9 March - The Climbing Station, Loughborough with Iain McKenzie   4 LEFT
10 March - Chimera Climbing Centre, Kent with Robin O'Leary          1 LEFT!
11 March - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Mark Garland                 3 LEFT!
11 March - Boulders CC, Cardiff with Simon Rawlinson                         6 LEFT
20 March - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland                            6 LEFT
27 March - Highball CC, Norwich with Iain Mckenzie                             FULL! 
8 April - Dynamic Rock CC, Swansea with Simon Rawlinson              9 LEFT
19 April - Sunderland Climbing Wall with Andy Swann                          9 LEFT
25 April -
The Foundry CC, Sheffield with Katherine Schirrmacher
26 April - The Tower CC, Leicester with Iain McKenzie 
29 April -
High Sports CC, Plymouth with Mark Garland
6 May -
Kent Scouts Activity Centre with Robin O'Leary                      4 LEFT!
11 May - Kendal Climbing Wall with Ian Dunn                                          7 LEFT
15 May -
Big Rock CC, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie 
20 May - The Quay CC, Exeter with Mark Garland
20 May - Mile End Climbing Wall, London with Robin O'Leary 
10 June - Boulders CC, Cardiff with Simon Rawlinson 
9 October - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland
9 October - Highball CC, Norwich with Iain Mckenzie 
11 October - Awesome Walls, Liverpool with Ian Dunn 
14 October -
The Quay CC, Exeter with Mark Garland
2 December -
High Sport CC, Alton with Mark Garland

Book online HERE
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FUNdamentals of Climbing 2
The FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 builds upon the first workshop, looking at how specific techniques can be coached and is part of the training for the Development Coach Award.

Prior attendance of a FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshop 1 is required for this workshop. 

2017 Dates

28 February - Harrogate Climbing Centre with Andy Swann                5 LEFT
10 March - The Climbing Station, Loughborough with Iain McK          8 LEFT
12 March - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Mark Garland                5 LEFT
12 March - Boulders CC, Cardiff with Simon Rawlinson                        6 LEFT
21 March - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland                            7 LEFT
28 March - Highball CC, Norwich with Iain Mckenzie                             FULL!
9 April - Dynamic Rock CC, Swansea with Simon Rawlinson              9 LEFT
20 April - Sunderland Climbing Wall with Andy Swann                         9 LEFT
27 April - The Tower CC, Leicester with Iain McKenzie 
30 April - High Sports CC, Plymouth with Mark Garland
11 May - The Foundry CC, Sheffield with Katherine Schirrmacher
12 May - Kendal Climbing Wall with Ian Dunn                                         8 LEFT
13 May - Kent Scouts Activity Centre with Robin O'Leary                      5 LEFT
16 May - Big Rock CC, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie
21 May - The Quay CC, Exeter with Mark Garland 
21 May - Mile End Climbing Wall, London with Robin O'Leary 
11 June - Boulders CC, Cardiff with Simon Rawlinson 
10 October - Highball CC, Norwich with Iain Mckenzie 
10 October - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland
12 October - Awesome Walls, Liverpool with Ian Dunn 
15 October - The Quay CC, Devon with Mark Garland
3 December - High Sport CC, Alton with Mark Garland

Book online HERE
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FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 
Participants need to be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably to get the most out of the FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 workshop.

Prior attendance of the FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops 1 & 2 is required for this workshop.  

2017 Dates
13 March - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Mark Garland        7 LEFT
23 March - The Climbing Station, Loughborough with Iain McKenzie
29 March - Highball CC, Norwich with Iain Mckenzie                    FULL!
17 May - Big Rock CC, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie            9 LEFT
18 May - Kendal Climbing Wall with Ian Dunn      
13 October - Awesome Walls, Liverpool with Ian Dunn 

Book online HERE
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Physical Training for Climbing 1
Participants need be a competent lead belayer and climb 6a comfortably to get the most out of the Physical Training 1 workshop.

2017 Dates
22 February - Manchester Climbing Centre with Ian Dunn                    4 LEFT
14 March - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Ian Dunn                         7 LEFT
24 March - The Climbing Station, Loughborough with Iain McKenzie 7 LEFT
18 May - Big Rock CC, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie 
19 May - Kendal Climbing Wall with Ian Dunn 
8 June - The Foundry CC, Sheffield with Katherine Schirrmacher
11 October - Highball CC, Norwich with Iain Mckenzie                           8 LEFT 
18 October - Awesome Walls, Liverpool with Ian Dunn 

Book online HERE

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Physical Training for Climbing 2 NEW for 2016
Participants need have attended a Physical Training 1 workshop and be a competent lead belayer and climb 6a comfortably to get the most out of this two-day workshop.

Dates for 2017 tbc soon.

Book online HERE

Coaching Children - NEW for 2016
Maximize the impact of your coaching sessions where young climbers are motivated to learn through fun, enjoyment and challenge. This workshop also aims to provide coaches with a clear framework of safe practice in the introduction of basic physical training for young people to support their climbing.  

2017 Dates
24 February - Manchester Climbing Centre with Ian Dunn          3 LEFT!
17 May - Kendal Climbing Wall with Ian Dunn 
19 October - Awesome Walls, Liverpool with Ian Dunn 

Book online HERE
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Route Setting
Participants need to be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably to get the most out of the Route Setting workshop.

2017 Dates
23 February - Manchester Climbing Centre with Ian Dunn          4 LEFT
10 May - Kendal Climbing Wall with Ian Dunn 
20 October - Awesome Walls, Liverpool with Ian Dunn 

Book online HERE

Any questions phone: 0161 438 3317

 

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18/01/2012
Are there any other dates planned for Bristol or the SW?

Cheers

Mal
2) Anonymous User
22/01/2012
You can contact Guy at UCR Ltd., which is the climbing centre, where he works, although he is in the alps at the mo!
Kim
3) Jon Garside (author comment)
30/01/2012
Hi Mal

We have workshops in Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff this year, and are in the process of booking more for the SW. The BMC Coaching Symposium is on the south coast this year too, on 24 - 25 March. Find out more at www.thebmc.co.uk/coachingsymposium.
4) Anonymous User
02/06/2012
Need some more around London and Essex if its possible :)
5) Anonymous User
06/11/2012
Is there any other dates for North Wales or liverpool??/
6) Jon Garside (author comment)
07/11/2012
We'll be planning the 2013 series of workshops later this year and will have them spread around the country as usual.
7) Anonymous User
04/02/2013
What are the timings for these courses? All day? any weekend dates?
8) Anonymous User
16/03/2013
More dates on a weekend would be nice
05/04/2013
At chance of more dates n the South before September ???
22/04/2013
Anymore dates planned for FUN3 in the North, well Sheffield and above? Will book October at Kendal, but if there are plans for ones sooner....and up that way...
22/04/2013
Anymore dates planned for FUN3 in the North, well Sheffield and above? Will book October at Kendal, but if there are plans for ones sooner....and up that way...
19/06/2013
In future could more dates be arranged for weekends to allow more people with jobs to attend?
13) Anonymous User
24/07/2013
Hi is there still availability for FUN 1, 2 and 3 in Bristol on the 10-12 Sep? id be travelling a long way so would only book if i could do all three in a single trip. Thanks
14) Tim Waterhouse (staff comment)
25/07/2013
Yes, there are places available on those dates - availability is shown on the online booking form.
15) Anonymous User
28/08/2013
Do you recommend doing all 3 workshops in a block, on consecutive days, or is it advisable to leave some time between each one?
16) Jon Garside (author comment)
28/08/2013
Some people like to do the workshops on three consecutive days; others like a gap between each one. I think both approaches have pros and cons, which is why we deliver them in these two different ways. I do not think you would be overwhelmed if you did them on consecutive days.
17) Anonymous User
08/09/2013
I am wondering why so few workshops run during the weekends? I would like to progress through the scheme before Christmas but, like most people, work commitments often don't allow for mid week courses. Perhaps, offering several more weekend options might increase participation? I am aware that this may dilute the numbers of people per course but maybe by increasing weekend courses and reducing midweek courses the numbers will remain constant?
Thanks, Simon
18) Anonymous User
08/09/2013
Hi, any more Bristol dates beyond September?
19) Jon Garside (author comment)
09/09/2013
We will look to have more weekend dates in 2014.

Bristol has proved very popular this year and with workshops running there in March, June and September. We do not currently have plans for more there this year.
20) Anonymous User
17/09/2013
Does anyone know who is running the fundamentals 2 course at Eden rock, thanks
21) Anonymous User
18/09/2013
When will 2014 dates come out?
22) Anonymous User
18/11/2013
i.m trying to book on to fundamental 1 at manchester climbing centre for the 3rd dec 2013 but your website will not let me . i did book on to pals y brenin for the 20th nov but they have cancelled the course…

wondering if you could asset me booking manchester venue for the 3rd dec 2013
23) Jon Garside (author comment)
18/11/2013
As outlined in the webform, you can only book on courses if there are still places left. If a course is full, like the one in Manchester, then it will not come up in the drop-down menu.
24) Anonymous User
18/03/2014
Hi are the course that were listed for The Quay in Exeter not going ahead as had them in my basket but now can't seem to add them again to pay?
25) Jon Garside (author comment)
18/03/2014
Hi, yes there are places on the FUNdamentals 1 & 2 courses. You should be able to book on them now via webforms. The Physical Training workshop at the Quay this weekend has been cancelled due to no bookings being made on it.
26) Anonymous User
21/09/2014
Why can't there be any courses at a Weekend?

I was really disappointed that the PyB course at a weekend was cancelled. I can't attend any weekday course due to the nature of my work.
27) Anonymous User
14/01/2015
Why no dates in the Southeast? Nearest one is 2.5hrs from me in Sussex. Such a shame as I've wanted to do the course for ages.
28) Jon Garside (author comment)
14/01/2015
We are doing a workshop in the south-east tomorrow! In Maidstone.

We also did a workshop there in December, sorry that you maybe missed that.

Where is your nearest wall in the south east?
29) Anonymous User
27/01/2017
Hi when are the 2017 dates for the Physical training 2 course coming out?
30) Jon Garside (author comment)
27/01/2017
We'll have some dates soon for Physical Training 2.

Email us at amii@thebmc.co.uk to be informed when the dates go live.
31) Anonymous User
12/02/2017
Frank Kremer
FUNdamentals workshops in Britain. Did Scotland leave Britain already? No dates in Scotland at all!
32) Jon Garside (author comment)
20/02/2017
Hi

Mountaineering Scotland manage the delivery of FUNdas and other coach education workshops in Scotland. I suggest contacting them to see when their courses are running.

Jon

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