So it’s time for a blog on the first PCI Clinic I participated in!
It took place on Sunday, October 7 at The Circuit Bouldering Gym SW. First of all, the gym is awesome! The free hanging boulder is one of the coolest things that I have ever seen.
We started in the morning at 9 AM with 24 kids broken up into 3 groups. The 3 main instructors were Alex Johnson, Steven Jeffrey, and myself. Each of us was helped by Lisa Chulich, Alex, Fritz, or Nina Williams. Beau Kahler was our awesome photographer for the day!
My station was mental toughness, basically how you react to situations that are not planned or ideal. I had a lot of fun teaching this with Lisa, we broke into separate groups of 4 and did exercises with the kids that put them into “competition” mode.
The favorite exercise we ran was taping the ratings of boulder problems and having the kids onsight them. Some of the kids got really psyched out and fell on problems they could warmup on.
After running the kids through all of the stations, we signed some posters, chalk bags, shirts, etc. It was really fun to help the kids and I cannot wait for the next one!
Well, I’m off to another crazy busy week!
I’ll post more soon!