2016 Banff Coaching Conference

For several years now, the Banff Centre has been hosting this professional development conference for climbing coaches to come together and learn from professionals. It is the only one of its kind in Canada playing a essential role in equipping coaches with the knowledge to better prepare their athletes.


Topics covered:

  • Climbing training
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport nutrition
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Movement
  • Physiotherapy
  • Plus more

When: September 22 (9am) to September 25 (3pm). Classroom and practical sessions on the September 22, 23, & 25; outdoor climbing session at world-renowned Lake Louise on September 24

Speakers (with more to be added): 

Steve Bechtel, CSCS, Climb Strong website (http://www.climbstrong.com/), author of several training books

Alayne Hing, sport psychologist, Elite Edge Performance Consulting (http://www.elite-edge.ca/), has worked with the youth national team since 2014

Dr. Jared Vagy, doctor of physiotherapy, The Climbing Doctor (https://theclimbingdoctor.com/), author of the new book, Climb Injury Free, coming out soon!

Morgan Alexander, performance director, Revolution Human Performance (http://revolutionhp.com/), 2006 Canadian Olympian

Kelly Drager, sport dietician, Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary (http://www.csicalgary.ca/), member of Canada’s 2016 Summer Olympic support team going to Rio, Brazil

Tiffany Melius, founder & principal coach, Force of Nature Coaching (http://www.forceofnaturecoaching.com/), member of Australia’s national bouldering team

Chris Trinidad, USA speed climbing coach, has worked with top USA speed climbers, including his daughter, Sidney, who has made the USA speed team every year since she was in Youth D

Costs: $275 per participant if registered by August 31, 2016; $325 per participant after August 31, 2016; if two or more coaches come from the same climbing gym, cost will be $275 per participant regardless of when you register.

Registration opens July 25, 2016.

For the most up to date information visit the Facebook event page.