Coaching Climbing: A Complete Program for Coaching Youth Climbing for High Performance and Safety (How To Climb Series)

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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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Finally, here is the first comprehensive book designed for climbing coaches and teachers and parents of young climbers. Coaching Climbing 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. Longtime climber and author Michelle Hurni explains how to evaluate a climber's skill level, set goals that everyone can live with, and teach kids to "climb with the brain." She details dozens of games and activities designed to motivate young climbers while teaching them proper movement and improving their technique. Additionally, Hurni explains how to make a safe transition from climbing in a gym to climbing in the outdoors. (6 x 9, 256 pages, b&w photos, diagrams, charts)

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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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