|Over the Pyrenees down into Spain|
|The route from Pyrenees to Siurana|
When I arrived from over the Pyrenees at my annual Siurana ReAch Coaching Week I wasn't really perpared for how the week would end.
My team of Ninjas was Ben, Louis and Jamie, all from different parts of Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Oban) and all of differing ages from 9 upwards.
The coaching began with the usual process of getting the kids to relax and get used to me and each other whilst the parents watched in trepidation making sure their little ones were in 'good' (or at worst 'safe' hands!).
Eventually climbing standards, individual charactoristics and strengths and weaknesses began to emerge. Eventually some scope for coaching emerged and eventually an increase in personal bests and celebrations of successes began to emerge with goals being met and surpassed by some.
|Mandy and son Jamie|
|Louis and Jamie enjoying their leading...|
|Competition climber & Coach: Jonathan Stocking putting up ropes for the kids|
|The Ben & Mark show!|