From climber to trainer

Become a Trainer

Basic instructor for sports climbing – Training as a course instructor for beginners’ courses

The instructor/trainer course is a multiplier training course in which you are trained as an instructor (in German “Übungsleiter”). The course deals with the correct methodology for teaching the necessary rope technique and the correct operation of the latest belay devices. You will also be trained in teaching climbing techniques, from basic techniques to standard moves.

Übungsleiter (basic trainer/instructor) for sports climbing courses of the Austrian Alpine Club (Österreichischer Alpenverein, ÖAV) are the first level of the modular sports training system and at that a solid foundation for all further trainings (e.g. Instruktor).

Participant evaluation takes place continuously throughout the entire course. A transparent catalogue of 5 key qualifications ensures an objective and clear assessment of the participants.

The training focusses on the topic of leadership and teaching skills. Übungsleiter are qualified according to uniform guidelines and certified to guide and train Alpenverein members and Alpenverein groups in their respective field of expertise.

The specific admission requirements for Übungsleiter trainings are listed in the detailed description of the respective Übungsleiter training. General criteria for participating are:

  •    Minimum age of 16 years
  •    Physical and mental fitness
  •    Profound skills and experience in the respective sport
  •    Basic theoretical knowledge
  •    Excellent performance and motivation
  •    Pedagogical and social skills

Organized by the Austrian Alpine Club (ÖAV).


  • on request


Basic instructor for sports climbing:
56 teaching units over 5 days

  •    Law and liability
  •    Sports medicine and sports biology basics
  •    Fundamentals of sports psychology and methodology
  •    Training and movement theory
  •    Practical exercises, practical and methodical exercises
  •    Material and equipment
  •    Examination


  • Übungsleiter (Basic sports climbing trainer) – special offer 250,00 € (usually 976,00 €)


Wolfgang Vogl – Austrian Alpine Club

Austrian Federal Teaching Team Sport Climbing


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