The annual British Mountaineering Council Coaching Symposium has become one of the most important weekends in the climbing coaching calendar.
This year, the symposium was held at Plas y brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre and The Beacon Climbing Centre. I delivered on numerous sessions throughout the weekend, including:
- The work of the BMC Talent Profiling project, and my role as the strategic lead for Technical:Tactical profiling and development. This included our revolutionary use of the Tactical Skills Inventory for climbing.
- A session on “Effective Questioning for Coaches” to explore the importance and fulfill potential of this fundamental aspect of the coaching process.
- Practical sessions on Flags and Markers, and their importance in analytical observation of climbing movement for coaches and climbers alike.
- An update on the Mountain Training Coaching Award Scheme as their Coaching Development Officer.
The event was filmed and you can watch a short video (hosted on BMC TV) here.BMC Coaching Symposium