I am currently studying part-time, alongside my coaching work, for a Professional Masters in Elite Performance with the University of Central Lancashire. This involves a lot of reading about climbing, coaching in sport as well as teaching and learning theory and much more.
For my thesis, i will be investigating elite level climbing coaches across Europe: visiting, observing and interviewing them. The results will be published in academic journals, in the climbing media and of course, on this website.
This page is designed to give updates on progress, let you know what i’m learning and what i’m up to and how things are progressing.
To help with the travel costs with this study, i’ve set up a crowdfunding page. If you can, please do click the link below and donate, share or comment. Your help would be fantastic and would help me to develop a greater understanding of what rock climbing coaches do to be able to share this with many more coaches and improve the sport for all.
Coaches contacted so far: 4
Appointments made to visit: 1
Countries included so far: 1