/ Teaching Climbing

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sdawson1 - on 17 Jan 2013
Hi, I have been SPA since 2007 and have had a passion and climbed since at youth club aged 11 (1978). Have witnessed and seen lots of different styles and techniques in dealing with youngsters and elders when I was learning the ropes (pun intended). I have also witnessed younger 'Coaching SPA holders teach'. What do people think is the real 'Best methodology' to teach / coach / invigorate / learn / disciple both young/older new/experienced people into a life of Climbing ? Really interested. For me it is definitely capturing the imagination.....but how do you stimulate that and use it positively ? Cheers Si
highclimber - on 17 Jan 2013
In reply to sdawson1: At the risk of being vague and unhelpful; it depends on the person you are teaching as people learn in different ways and it is the Coach who needs to be adaptable to the needs of the client.
woody5 - on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to sdawson1: As someone who has been teaching and climbing for nearly 50 years I would totally agree with earlier comment,no two people learn the same way ,a good instructor uses a wide range of teaching methods ,much can also depend on the learning environment,
Luke90 on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to sdawson1:
Certainly agree with what others have said about it depending upon the student but it also depends on the instructor. A style that works well for one instructor could fail completely for another because it just doesn't suit them.
Josh Maye - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to sdawson1: Be outgoing, communication is key and an instructors ability to relate to a group. Ive always found that showing a willing to physically demonstrate things first whilst explaining what you're doing. Remember its a physical sport, talking crap and not showing what you're doing is pointless!! But that's just me :)

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