Self-assessment and training brief

Not sure where your climbing is going? Overwhelmed by a thousand instagram posts suggesting a million different things you should go do right now to get better at climbing? It’s not just you. We live in an age of overwhelming information. One of the best things I can do as a coach is help you cut through the noise and figure out what to do with your climbing.

The best plan is one you commit to, and it’s hard to commit unless you know where you’re going. I use a thorough assessment to kick off my one-on-one plans, but not everyone has time or money for a whole customized training plan.

I can use the results from the assessment to produce a training brief that will give you physical, technical and emotional next steps to take to improve your climbing.

The assessment & brief might be for you if:
  • You’re at a plateau, and not sure what to work on
  • You have a limited or unpredictable schedule, but you still want to progress
  • You’re happy putting together your own day-to-day training, but you need help organizing your year
  • You’re not ready to commit to one-on-one, and you want to try training with me
What is in the assessment?

The assessment is very thorough, and I’m always updating it. Some climbers tell me they got a lot out of just assessing themselves. Here’s an outline of what the assessment will ask about:

  • Where you’re at: your climbing trajectory & goals
  • Your technical profile
  • Your emotional control
  • Your physical abilities (including numbers if you have them handy – there’s no testing component involved in the assessment itself!)
  • Your climbing social life
  • Videos of you climbing, if possible – these are really helpful for me to suggest drills!
  • … and more
What’s in the training brief?
  • A summary of you as a climber, your biggest gaps or blind spots, and what the path is from where you’re at to your goals
  • What to focus on to bring your goals into reach, and what to let go of

The brief may also contain some or all of these, depending on your self-assessment:

  • Strength training suggestions based on your numbers and level – but not programming – either train with me, or see a local professional to get strength programming prescribed!
  • Technical drills based on your movement style
  • How to structure your weeks, months or year, depending on the scale of your goals
  • Other homework: books to read, coaches to follow, and “real life stuff” like nutrition, sleep and habit improvement
Training consultation follow-ups

I also do one-time consults that you can package with an assessment. If you want to make your own training, or you want to work with me without waiting for a spot on my 1-1 roster, these consults are your best bet. This lets us discuss your assessment results in person before you get your training brief.

Ready to check it out?

Purchase a training brief here. I’ll get in touch with the assessment form!

Got questions? Just email me.