Sunday, 27 February 2011

MCofS Youth Climbing Series - Competition Preparation Coaching at Transition Extreme

Geek & Scott shying away from the hard routes! NOT!

Geek mentoring

Jamie on 7b+ comp training

Young Ben doing fall training on lead!

Malcolm on 7b+  comp training

Transition Extreme Aberdeen

Route demo

Fall training

Rhuiri Psyching the kids for fall training

The scene

Reach Climbing Coach was hosting the YCS 'pre competition training' in advance of this weekends North Scotland Round held at Inverness Climbing Wall at Inverness Leisure Center this coming weekend.

Neil and Mark from Reach Climbing Coach along side Ruairidh Mackenzie were running the event for the MC of S with focusing on a work shop for the young competitors with Ruairidh providing some real whippers with his dynamic belays for fall training which took most participants breath away but instilled the lead confidence for going full gas. Neil set the routes and ran the competitions whilst Mark delivered a short lecture on 'a competition mindset' for the 14 to 16 year olds.

All in all a hugely successful event kindly hosted by the Transition Extreme venue in Aberdeen.

Thanks to all who attended...

 Scottish Youth Climbing Series

Fun Climbing Competitions for Beginners and seasoned climbers

For Kids aged 7yrs - 16yrs
This year’s FUN climbing competitions for young people in Scotland starts on March 5th and are being held on Saturdays at the following venues:
Round 1 (5th March): 
NORTH SCOTLAND: Inverness Climbing Wall at Inverness Leisure Centre
SOUTH SCOTLAND: Stirling Peak Sports Centre

Round 2 (2nd April): 
NORTH SCOTLAND: The Ice Factor at Knlochleven
SOUTH SCOTLAND: The Pleasance Sports Centre at the University of Edinburgh

Round 3 (30th April):
NORTH SCOTLAND: Transition Extreme in Aberdeen
SOUTH SCOTLAND: Glasgow Climbing Centre

You can come along to your local competition just for a bit of fun, or you can attend all 3 in your region and  see how you fair against the other climbers. If you get a high score (in the top 3 in your category) you get into the Regional Team with a chance to compete at the British Final at Wolf Mountain in Wolverhamption on June 25th.
Full details are available HERE including the Rules, the Rough Guide and parents' information
Application Forms are avalable HERE

Reach Climbing Coach also offer 1:1 youth coaching for those looking to excel in their sport. Please contact  for availability & pricing.

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)