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Gwynedd, Wales, U.K.
Climbing Gym: Beacon Climbing Centre
Discipline: Sports Psychology, Cognitive-motor Learning, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Bioenergetics
Approach: I primarily focus on coaching people to traditional and sports climb harder outside. To do this I work predominantly on improving people’s technique and tactics of climbing. Through my experience, I have found I can improve a climbers grade in a couple of days this way.
With an MSc in Applied Sports Science, I have also used each aspect of Sports Psychology, Effective coaching and Performance Physiology to help train young and old climbers indoors and outdoor to compete at national and international levels. I have also written the coaching book How to Climb Harder and Effective Coaching for Climbing Instructor which covers both what and how to coach. I also hold the UK, mountain instructor award, which qualifies me to teach trad and sport climbing on multi-pitched crags
As such I tend to focus my coaching in the follow areas of performance:
- Risk Management