There aren’t a lot of coaching conferences. I know of only a handful: in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Canada’s conference is coming up! Thanks to Tiffany Melius (an Australian training for the Olympics with the Canadians!) for pointing it out to me. It’s called Canada Strong Climbing and it will take place September 20th through the 23rd in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It’s organized by Chris Neve, a Canadian coach I met in Austria at the Youth World Championships in 2017.
A few examples of the conference speakers: Steve Bechtel of Climb Strong – if you haven’t heard him speak before I recommend it. His website has a wealth of information on it. The conference will also include Andrew Wilson, the national head coach of Canada’s climbing teams. Andrew has a significant amount of experience (here’s an interview that’s semi-recent) and is someone I want to prioritize learning from in the near future. Some of the topics at the conference will include mobility training, movement patterns, injury prevention, and mental performance. You can find a longer list of speakers and topics at this link. You can also visit their Facebook page by searching for “Canada Strong Coaching Conference 2018”.
Early bird registration ends on August 19th at which point the cost increases, so take a look and see if it’s right for you. As a coach from the United States, I personally appreciate the opportunity to get out of my box and learn new ideas from the international arena.
Know of other Coaching conferences? Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be sure to highlight them.
Taylor | Director of the Beta Angel Project