COACHING FOR ADULTS
At Gravity we offer several options for coaching; informal, FREE drop-in classes for members or personalized private sessions for those who have specific areas which they wish to improve.
"After 6 years of climbing I've been feeling stuck in a rut and finding it hard to break into the next grade both indoors and outdoors. The session was a real eye opener in as far as things I can improve on, areas of technique that I have known for years but haven't been getting the most out of and great advice on how to get stronger. I highly recommend these sessions to all climbers as one of the best things about climbing is that we can all keep striving to climb harder and keep learning new things no matter how long we've been at it " - Lynn
These are ideal if you are new to climbing; a great way to get a few tips to help you improve, meet some other climbers and have a much more fun evening of bouldering! Even better, the weekly drop-in sessions are absolutely FREE! just pay your regular entry fee and sign up at the desk!
Drop-in coaching is open to Gravity members only. If you are new to climbing please come to one of our Induction Sessions first!
Beginners & Improvers Coaching Sessions:
Mondays 7.30 - 9.30pm.
This session is ideal if you're climbing on our 'black & yellow', green or 'flags' circuits. A fun, sociable session with tips and advice provided by one of our very experienced coaches and plenty of motivation from our regular attendees!
Women's drop-in coaching:
Fridays 7.30 - 9.30pm
This class is similar to the Monday night session, but is open to ladies only. Again, you need to be registered with Gravity & the class is FREE. Come along for a little extra encouragement and motivation, a few technique or training tips or some advice from our very experienced female coaches.
1 to 1 coaching sessions:
If you want to identify and work on specific weaknesses in your climbing then these could be ideal for you. 1:1 sessions lasting 2 hours cost €40. If you'd rather come with a friend, we can offer a 1:2 session for €50, a 1:3 for €60 or a 1:4 for €70. These work best for climbers with similar experience and similar aims for the session.
Our coaches have a wide range of skills and coaching experience. The coaching team includes:
Terry O'Connor, coach to the Irish junior team
Angela Carlin, 10 yrs coaching experience, formerly talent development officer for Mountaineering Ireland
David Fitzgerald, very strong boulderer with a great eye for subtle details of movement
Claire Comiskey, coach to Mountaineering Ireland development squad.
Please contact us to let us know a little about your climbing and what you would like to get from your session so that we can identify the most suitable coach for you!
We are also happy to work in partnership with MY Therapy who provide physiotherapy, assessments and training plans for climbers.