High Performance Climbing

Climbing Coaching Seminar Spring 2017


Climb Strong is proud to present the 2017 Spring Climbing Coaching Seminar. This three-day event will introduce climbing coaches and prospective coaches to the fundamentals of effective athlete preparation. This event is geared toward coaches, but is open to all interested individuals.

Topics will include:

  • Program Design: This covers preparing long and short-term programs for both individuals and teams. We will discuss periodization models, assessing athletes’ training levels, and simplifying the programming process.
  • Session Design: We’ll cover methods for building sessions for strength, for power, and for development of the different facets of endurance. We will discuss warm-up and movement preparation as well as exercise sequencing.
  • Strength Training: We will discuss the role of supplemental training in rock climbing, bouldering and alpine climbing. We will cover the basic structure of resistance training sessions, cover the fundamental movement patterns, and will spend a great deal of time on proper exercise technique.
  • Energy System Development: We will cover how to effectively train for each level of endurance from long boulder problems all the way up to multi-day alpine objectives. We will cover integrating endurance training with strength training, and when to train each energy system in the year’s cycle.
  • Athlete Management: We will look at assessing an athlete’s readiness to participate in a training program, as well as effective goal generation, athlete communication, online coaching, and business development.
  • Multi-Sport Integration: In this section, we’ll go over training the multi-sport athlete and how to effectively help those athletes perform maximally in each sport.

The event will feature two days of lectures intermixed with practical sessions. The third day will be a group climbing day followed by a dinner/debrief for all participants. This seminar is worth 1.6 NSCA CEUs.

This event will be held May 11,12, and 13 , 2017 in Lander, Wyoming. The seminar price is $250 per coach. Please email with specific questions or to get registration details. You can reserve your spot by visiting our store