Parkour & Climbing Coach Development Program 

Program Description:

A program to help middle and high school youth gain valuable coaching skills in a safe, positive, and constructive environment led by experienced movement coaches.  This is designed to be the first step to becoming a parkour or climbing coach, and to give participants a first-hand experience with group management, teaching younger peers, creating a safe movement environment, and preparing lessons plans. 

Training Week:

Climbing Coaching - Learn from the experienced team at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville.

Parkour Coaching - Participants (ages 14+) will be led through the ADAPT Level 1 Course by an experienced and internationally accredited ADAPT tutor.  Younger participants (ages 12 - 14) will go through the ADAPT Youth award and will undergo additional training with senior coaches from Parkour Generations Boston.

Schedule & Logistics:

June 25 - 29: Training Week (Mandatory)

July 2 - 6: Assisting Week (Climbing Only)

July 9 - 13: Assisting Week (Climbing Only)

July 16 - 20: Assisting Week (Climbing Only)

July 23 - 27: Assisting Week (Parkour + Climbing

July 30 - 3: Assisting Week (Climbing Only)

August 6 - 10: Assisting Week (Climbing Only)

August 13 - 17: Assisting Week (Climbing Only)

August 20 - 24: Assisting Week (Parkour + Climbing

August 27 - 31: Assisting Week (Parkour Only) 

Sample Assisting Day

8:30 - 9:30  Arrival & Coaching Briefing

9:30 - 11:30  Assisting with lessons and activities

11:30 - 12:15  Lunch

12:15 - 1:00  Lunch Activities & Supervision

1:00 - 3:00  Assisting with lessons and activities

3:00 - 3:30  Coach Debriefing & Challenges

3:30 - 5:00  Dismissal & extended day

Price:

  • Training week + 1 Assisting week = $950

  • Additional Assisting week = $400

  • Need-based scholarships available, email blake@parkourgenerations.com for details.

Additional Perks:

  • Discounted access to PKGB events and workshops

  • Discounted access to Brooklyn Boulders facility throughout the summer

  • Additional coaching and assisting opportunities available for high-performing participants

Pre-requirements:

  • Age 11 - 18

  • All skill levels (no prior experience required), all genders, all backgrounds, all body types

  • Participants should be prepared for lots of movement and activity throughout the day.  This is NOT a desk job, you will sweat. Guaranteed.

  • Participants should be prepared to: work with a group to accomplish physical & mental challenges, face and overcome fears, learn a lot about themselves and their environment, have the way that they look at their environment changed, respect and be respected by fellow participants and coaches, have fun!