Climbing Coach Symposium

The Depot, Manchester, 22-23 October

Climbing Coach Symposium

The BMC’s Climbing Coach Symposium is all about helping you to coach more effectively. So whether you’re an aspiring, newly qualified or experienced climbing coach, if you want to improve your coaching skills, you need this event in your life. What’s more, you can team it up with a Foundation Coach training course the day before (Friday 21st) and really kick start your coaching pathway (and get £15 off!*).

This year’s symposium is based at The Depot in Manchester (recently opened and massive!) and hosts an impressive line-up of experienced coaches from around the world.

“We aim to create an inspiring weekend using cutting edge knowledge, research and practices, brought to you by climbing's most forward-thinking coaches from the UK and abroad.” - BMC

The event is all about increasing the quality of climbing coaching and the programme is flexible, allowing coaches to move fluidly between different practical workshops, live lab and seminar sessions.

Book your symposium place NOW!

The line up of coaches, trainers and professional climbers includes:
  • Udo Neuman - German Competition Team Coach
  • Kris Peters - American Trainer to the pro’s
  • Mina Leslie-Wujastyk - Professional Climber and Yoga Teacher
  • Mark Glennie - GB Team Coach
  • Vikki Hadnett - Performance Sports Psychologist
  • Tom Randall - Crack climber and periodised training coach
…plus many others.


£120 for BMC members, £140 for non-members (The true cost is more than this, as the symposium is supported by Sport England funding received by the BMC.) If you have any trouble booking onto the symposium please contact Tim Waterhouse. Please contact Tom Greenall for any queries about the weekend programme.

Linked events happening the day before (Friday 21st October)

Foundation Coach training

Delivered by Mountaineering Instructor, BMC Ambassador, Youth Officer and Mountain Training Coaching Scheme provider James McHaffie at Rock Over Climbing. (Book through the BMC Coaching Symposium link.)

Coaching children workshop

GB Team Coach Ian Dunn will deliver a Coaching Children workshop at Manchester Climbing Centre. (Book through the BMC Coaching Symposium link.)

*Book on a workshop and the symposium (at the same time via the BMC event booking system) to receive a £15 discount.

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