Saturday, 27 November 2010

Coaching from 6b to 7a Red Point at EICA

After doing my first 4x4 session with the MC Geek in a bid to endure! I topped off the evening with a really good session with Alan to get  his campaign to red point a 7a from a 6b fitness level at the EICA on track for success.

Alan started training consistently all through last winter into spring but missed out on his 7a pudding with the happy birth of a new baby and an unhappy wrist injury from a mountain bike fall. But his tea is out now as we begin the short campaign to get his pudding truly served up over the next 4 to 8 weeks.

He is one session from a 6c red point after our first few hrs climbing together with an adjustment in technique and red point tactics already creating change and hopefully getting us on track for the preparatory session on a 7a of choice...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

British Team 2011 Coaching Structure - Region: Scotland

Mark McGowan of Reach Climbing Coach has been appointed as one of the MC of S Scottish Team Support Coaches

Team Members:
William Bosi
Angus Davidson
Nikki Addison
Dylan McKenzie
Eleanor Hopkins
Rachel Carr
Steven Addison
Jaime Davidson
Jonathan Stocking
Jonathan Field
Paul Williamson
Ross Kirkland

BMC/MCof S British Junior Team Regional Coaches
Neil McGeachy
Ruiradh McKenzie

MC of S Scottish Team Coaches
Alan Cassiday
Gary Vincent
Robbie Philips

MC of S Scottish Team Support Coaches
Rob Sutton
Mark McGowan
Neill Busby
Lynne Malcolm
Tom Bolger

MC of S Scottish Team Mentors
Natalie Berry
Robert McKenzie
Ross Kirkland

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena British Team Contact
Neill Busby (EICA - Senior Instructor)

Referrals from clients:

"...This training season I decided to get all the help I can to speed up my improvement. I needed guidance to work towards my goals in long term. I also needed more vision and opinions about my exercises and weak links. I am glad I can share my training with Mark..." (Ville Mustonen, Finland)

" I met Mark in Glen Nevis on his return to climbing to check out some lines he had in mind for me, I wasn't really training at this point but after a day or two talking and training with him I had a much more structured idea of what to do to improve and I did" (Kev Shields)