Coaching Climbing: A Complete Program for Coaching Youth Climbing for High Performance and Safety

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Globe Pequot, Nov 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 249 pages
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This book is for climbing coaches and teachers and parents of young climbers. It presents an integrated approach to coaching, focusing on individualized evaluation and training of climbers as the key to improving performance and maintaining safety and enthusiasm. It includes exercises for working on movement, training for competitions, sensible physical conditioning, and injury prevention. This is the first comprehensive resource for coaching the fastest-growing sport in the United States today.
  

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Contents

GYM CLIMBING 101
9
FROM THE GROUND UP
33
HIT THE GROUND RUNNINGTHE STARTING BOX
45
IDENTIFYING WEAKNESSES THROUGH EVALUATION
59
EXERCISES TO WORK ON TECHNIQUE
79
CLIMBING WITH THE BRAIN
95
TRAINING DEFINED
101
POWER GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
113
PYRAMIDS
151
TRAINING FOR COMPETITIONS
155
THE EXCUSES AND COUNTEREXCUSES
179
LIFE OUTSIDE CLIMBING
189
LETS GO CLIMBING
207
SPONSORSHIP
225
APPENDIX
233
INDEX
245

BOULDERING GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
129
ENDURANCE GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
139

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About the author (2002)

Estes Park, Colorado resident Michelle Hurni was the top overall ranking among women climbers in the United States in 1998 and now coaches climbers and writes for the ESPN X Games. Former president of the American Sport Climbers Federation and U.S. Climbing Team member, she founded the U.S. Climbing Team Junior Pro Camp and has coached youth climbing for the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America.

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