Youth Performance Coaching Day Report

On Saturday we held the first of our Youth Performance Coaching Days. Young climbers from as far afield as Cornwall and Scotland met at the Edge Climbing Centre in Sheffield for a series of Masterclasses by our ´in-house´ trainer, Neil Gresham. Covering warming up, power training, steep climbing techniques, and ending up in the leading hall (where 13 year old Leah Crane onsighted her first f7a – easily). It was hoped to get out the Stanage plantation in the afternoon, but weather was not inviting. The day wrapped up with a BBQ at planetFear HQ (also known as the home of John and Anne Arran´s – who helped enormously during the day). Neil demonstrating one of the techniques covered during the day We all had a great, if exhausting, time and look forward to the next one! Here´s what some of the attendants had to say: “It was a great day and I learnt loads, even some very basic stuff!” “We really appreciate the effort you all went to to provide the kids with a really valuable day.” “She was nattering away to me about all that she had done and learnt during the day until 1:00 am Sunday morning when tiredness finally overcame her!” More Photos Explaining more advanced techniques. And after the BBQ … a Neil Gresham sandwich!