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MCA is an independent coaching qualification scheme that is run by one of Britain's leading coaching pioneers, Neil Gresham. The scheme consists of four 2-day courses and a 2-day assessment, which are held at Westway climbing centre in London. MCA is aimed at aspirant coaches or any competent climber who wishes to improve their own performance. The main focus is on coaching intermediates and elites and there is a minimum standard of French 6b to attend courses and F7a (onsight) to pass the assessment. The courses can be attended individually as CPD modules and places are still available on the next series.
Each 2 day module costs £325
In Praise of MCA
Your coaching course is definitely one-of-a-kind and at the forefront of climbing coaching in the UK. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a great deal.
The amount of content and detail far exceeded my expectations. Someone said to me beforehand, "What can an experienced climber like me learn from MCA?" Well I can certainly say a great deal and would recommend any climber who wants to achieve a better understanding of training & coaching to give it a go.
It's an incredibly well thought-out and comprehensive course, perfect for old hands and young talent alike. As the person out-front, Neil is an inspiring role model for MCA, both as a coach and a climber. It's obvious that your methods have all been gained through hard work and trial and error as well as theory.
The MCA framework completely captivated me and encouraged a desire to be part of it.
It not only improves coaching performance but fuels and inspires you to reach your own aspirations and climbing level.
The MCA course brought structure to my own training programme and kick-started a move to private coaching. No other course comes close in its field. Using skills learned on the coaching course I worked with two juniors who went on to join the British team.
Many thanks for all the enthusiasm and expertise that you crammed in.... The course extended my understanding of general principles, provided masses of specific progressions, and gave me a whole bunch of practical ideas to further develop my coaching of climbing.
I've been thoroughly enjoying putting the acquired knowledge into practice, starting of course with myself! I've been making very good progress with it and finding that I'm still improving.
MCA - MCA Physiotherapist, Nina Leonfellner demonstrates a shoulder warm-up on the module 4 course - injury management.
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