Climbing Teams Overview

The Academy has a couple of great opportunities for youth climbers. All Academy athletes are part of the same “Academy Team”, however, we divide practices and pricing by the group they work together in.

Group A | Ages 8-12 | Beginner – Intermediate

Group A meets every week on Saturday mornings to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing. Athletes will focus on learning how to make standard rock climbing movements instinctually, building up their Toolbox of techniques and problem solving, and having fun through climbing related games. We give our athletes a foundation for climbing that builds strength, body awareness, and confidence.

Check on the Pricing page for information on schedule and pricing.

Group B | Ages 12-19 | Beginner – Intermediate

Group B meets every week on Saturday mornings to practice rock climbing and explore the sport together. Athletes will be challenged to think about what makes climbing so engaging for them, and practice setting goals to guide their own climbing journey.

Check on the Pricing page for information on schedule and pricing.

Group C and Junior Group C | Ages 12-19 | Advanced – Elite

If you are an experienced climber and are looking to excel in competition, then Group C or Junior Group C is for you. Group C and Junior Group C are geared for athletes who participate in the USA Climbing Competition Series. Group C is our competition team for athletes in the Youth B, A, and Junior Categories, while junior Group C is our competition team for our athletes in the Youth C, and D categories.

Group C is structured to build athletes skills in, physical, technical, and mental aspects of climbing. We hold a strong focus on achieving personal goals, using goals to provide direction to our athlete’s journey in climbing. Our coaches plan a curriculum that combines, technical drills, mock competitions, physical training, mental exercises, and many other activities. We challenge our athletes to work on their weaknesses and embrace healthy ways to deal with failure.

Group C holds three, three-hour practices per week. Junior Group C holds two, three-hour practices per week.

Tryouts for Group C are required for admission. Tryouts are held at the beginning of each season. Contact us for more details.

Check on the Pricing page for information on schedule and pricing.

Ninja Cats | Ages 5-7 | Beginner

Ninja cats are our introductory team for young athletes.  Learn the skills to be a strong and confident climber.  Geared towards athletes from ages 5-7 with one and one half hour practices occurring once weekly. During Ninja Cat practices our coaches emphasize safety and teamwork, in a fun group environment. Ninja Cats prepares athletes with the skills needed to move into Group A at age 8.

Check on the Pricing page for information on schedule and pricing.