The one-day FUNdamentals Workshops are part of the Long Term Participant Development (LTPD) model. Sport scientists have reported that there are critical times within a young person's life when the effects of training can be maximised. This has led to the development of the LTPD model, which identifies appropriate training aims at each stage of a child's development.
The aim of the FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops are to make climbing coaches aware of:
- climbing movement principles at the FUNdamentals stage,
- coaching techniques that can be used to develop these principles.
The LTPD model has been applied to many sports, and there are five stages within it.
- Learning to Train
- Training to Train
- Training to Compete
- Training to Win
The LTPD model is not just about winning medals, but rather about providing a framework for coaches that will allow them to assist participants in reaching their full potential.
The FUNdamentals stage should be the basis for any climber, irrespective of the activities they ultimately engage with, be that competition climbing, rock climbing, bouldering, ice climbing or alpinism; or a combination of them all – and would be beneficial even for participants who subsequently turn to other sports. The LTPD stages following FUNdamentals address sport specific requirements such as technique and training.
The FUNdamentals Workshops are taught at indoor climbing walls, and designed for anyone who currently coaches climbing, or aims to coach, and wishes to develop their coaching skills. For example, you may: currently hold a governing body award such as SPA, CWA or MIA and wish to develop your coaching skills. assist in climbing coaching in your school, scout group or voluntary organisation and wish to develop your coaching skills from scratch.
The focus of the LTPD model is young people, as it is concerned with the relationship between a child’s physical and emotional maturation and their engagement with sport. Of particular interest is what is described as ‘Windows of Opportunity’, which present themselves at the key stages within a child’s development.
You must be 14 or over to participate in this course