Youth Climbing Symposium

Posted by Rob Adie on 13/07/2017

The world’s first Youth Climbing Symposium is coming to the UK this November! The day brings together leading coaches and climbers from around the world to coach the youth of the UK at one of the most modern climbing centres in the country.

The Youth Climbing Symposium aims to produce an inspiring weekend of climbing and coaching.  Each youth climber gets to choose 5 workshops from 10 of the most exciting and forward thinking coaches and climbers. 
 
The Youth Climbing Symposium will be held at Oakwood Climbing Centre in Wokingham on 18 & 19 November.

The impressive line-up of coaches and climbers includes;

Shauna Coxsey & Leah Crane

Udo Neumann

Patxi Usobiaga

Dicki & Patrick from Café Kraft

Ollie Tor

Tom Greenall

Louis Parkinson

Madeleine Eppensteiner

Augmented Reality

The symposium is all about raising the bar of youth climbing in the UK. Aimed at children aged between the ages of 9 to 18, they get to move fluidly between workshops aimed at movement, training, psychology and just plain fun.

For more details go to http://youthclimbingsymposium.com

A day ticket will cost £155, this gives access to a full day of coaching including 5 workshops.

Book your symposium place now – http://youthclimbingsymposium.com/tickets

If you have any trouble booking onto the symposium or for queries, please contact Jon Redshaw and Robin Oleary at psyched@youthclimbingsymposium.com


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1) Anonymous User
29/07/2017
Great event can't wait to get there!
2) Anonymous User
14/09/2017
It is disappointing to see the BMC promoting what is essentially a money making scheme for the organisers. One of whom has no recognised coaching qualifications. Youth climbing is well funded,supported and represented by the climbing community as a whole and does not need another "event" costing a ridiculous £155 for one day! The GB development squad selection day costs £35. Please don't support this cynical exploitation of children and their naïve parents.
3) Anonymous User
16/10/2017
I agree completely with the comments made in post two. I would like to see climbing becoming less of an elite sport. There are already plenty of walls making money out of keen youngsters by charging huge amounts of money for their squads and then employing very inexperienced coaches to run them. Whilst I have the utmost respect for many of those running these workshops, I can not see how this is value for money. There seems to be a lot of vagueness around what the workshops will cover and no guidance about what level of climber they are aimed at. If the workshops are physical, that's borderline dangerous as those running them won't know the capabilities of those they are coaching. If they involve famous climbers talking that's a lot of money for a motivational speaker. If you have a spare £155 , book sessions with a qualified coach who knows your child and has a long term interest in their goals and training needs. Rant over.

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