The Banff Coaching Conference returns for its third year from October 8 – 11, 2010 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This conference is a professional development opportunity for new and existing coaches who work with young competitive climbers, although many of the sessions can be adapted for a variety of abilities and ages.
This year’s theme is Long-Term Athletic Development, a concept that supports altering training principles depending on the developmental stage of the athlete and not their chronological age. With the prevalence of young children getting more involved in this sport, long gone are the days where we administer adult training programs to our smallest climbers.
The Banff Coaching Conference is very proud to be bringing in a host of sport scientists and prominent climbers to present a variety of topics, including:
•Katie Brown – professional climber and author
•Sean McColl – professional climber and Canadian Youth National Team coach
•Chris Danielson – professional route setter and representative for several climbing companies
•Vikki Weldon – competition climbing and writer
•Stacey Weldon – competition climbing and former Canadian Youth National Team Coach
•Jason Holowach – competition climber and owner of the newest gym in Saskatoon
•D?ng Nguyen – Canadian Youth National Team Coach and owner of The Vsion
•Jody Miall – professional route setter and manager of Coyotes Rock Gym
•Chris Neve – Canadian Youth National Team Coach and coordinator of The Banff Centre Climbing Gym
Presentation sessions will deal with topics in the fields of: exercise physiology, nutrition, injury prevention, female athletics, youth programming, grant & fund finding, goal setting, route setting for competitions and training, season-long training plans, sport psychology, and more.
Friday, October 8 – Monday, October 11, 2010
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Gym rate - when two or more from same gym register at same time:
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Contact for registration:
Chris Neve, Climbing Gym Coordinator