Education

With the inclusion of sport climbing in the Olympic Games, it is a time of exponential growth for our sport. Trained coaches, officials, and athletes are critical to the long-term success of the sport of climbing in the United States. Education will play a pivotal role in ensuring sustainable growth and athlete success ranging from local grassroots programs to the Olympic Games.

USA Climbing’s goal is to provide a program that produces experienced coaches, athletes, and officials that are able to support, sustain, and grow sport climbing in the United States and around the world.

Athlete Wellness and Development

We all want our athletes to perform to the best of their ability. Whether you’re a coach, athlete, parent, or play another role, it is important to focus on athlete wellness. Proper nutrition, fueling, and recovery are vital to keeping our athletes healthy, strong, and ready to compete. Check out the resources provided to help setup the athletes around you for success!

True Sport

USA Climbing has partnered with TrueSport®!

TrueSport®, a movement powered by the experience and values of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, champions the positive values and life lessons learned through youth sport. TrueSport inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement and thoughtful curriculum based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance, while also creating leaders across communities through sport.

As USA Climbing continues to expand its educational offerings, we are excited to partner with TrueSport to bring the climbing community this great content. Check back monthly to see what is new!

TrueSport®, a movement powered by the experience and values of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, champions the positive values and life lessons learned through youth sport. TrueSport inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement and thoughtful curriculum based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance, while also creating leaders across communities through sport.
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Training At Home

As the USA Climbing community faces the reality of COVID-19 and gym closures across the country, we are sharing ways to stay active while also doing so in the confines of your own home. We hope this gives us an opportunity to work together while staying apart and doing what we can to flatten the curve.

From Our Team

WFH General Fitness Workout

WFH Power and Strength Workout

WFH Strength Workout

WFH Hangboard Workout

From TrueSport®

Keeping Kids Active and Healthy During Quarantine

From Our Community

Have workouts or training plans you want to share? Use #climbwithUS on social media or email Rebecca@USAClimbing.org

Coaches Education

USOPC Quality Coaching Framework

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, in partnership with its National Governing Bodies and Dr. Wade Gilbert of Human Kinetics, created the USOPC Quality Coaching Framework, which provides an overarching set of principles that is designed to inform how to coach most effectively. The USOPC QCF is a vetted, carefully crafted, evidence-based resource that establishes a common language and principles of quality coaching for all those working in Team USA coaching contexts.

Principles for Success

The USOPC Quality Coaching Framework consists of six chapters, each focused on a different, but related, component of quality coaching. The chapters highlight the coach­ing principles associated with each subject:

Chapter One: Quality Coaching
Chapter Two: Essential Coaching Knowledge
Chapter Three: Athlete-Centered Outcomes
Chapter Four: Contextual Fit
Chapter Five: Evaluation and Recognition
Chapter Six: Coach Well-being