Parkour & Climbing Coach Development Program (2018)
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.
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
Training week + 1 Assisting week = $950
Additional Assisting week = $400
Need-based scholarships available, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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
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!