The Sportrock Junior Team is a place for cooperation, instruction, challenge, and fun. Team members have the opportunity to improve their climbing skills and movement technique in a supervised and guided environment. For ages 8 – 17.
Each Sportrock facility has a Club Team and Recreational Team that meet at least once a week. The Club Teams attend competitions and outdoor climbing events year round while the Recreational Teams are a great intro to Junior Team.
Are you looking for a weekly activity for your child that starts at age 6? Do you want ongoing instruction in a more casual climbing environment? Did you miss out on our most recent Junior Team tryouts? The Breakfast Club is the program for you!
What is the cost for the Junior Climbing Team?
Our teams meet in 4 month seasons from September to December and January to May. The Recreational Team also offers additional summer sessions. All team fees are prepaid by the first practice date and cover the full season. This amount represents the Team Fee ONLY. A Sportrock membership is required to participate on the Junior Team. Junior Team participants receive a special single rate of $55 or can be added to a family plan. Team participation comes with standard Sportrock membership benefits, in addition to the great perks listed below.
Recreational – Saturday, year round, 9am-11am
Club – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, September to May, 5:30-8:30pm
Recreational – Saturday, year round, 10am-12pm
Club – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, September to May, 5:30-8:30pm
The Recreational Team is the perfect place to start for any new climber! Your child will learn fundamental climbing skills, as well as belay technique in a safe and supportive environment.
The Club Team provides instruction and training that seeks to teach your child new climbing skills and technique, while mastering the basics and preparing them for local competition. Practices are offered three times a week and belay certification is preferred prior to try out
Club Team climbers are expected to have belay certification, a good attitude, the ability to follow routes (in competition style), and the drive to improve their climbing!
Our Spring Open House and registration will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 9 am in Alexandria and 10 am in Sterling. In addition to registration, we will have our full 2-hour practice. Parents, if you plan to stay and watch we will need to have a Participant Agreement on file for you too!
Youth climbing competitions are organized by USA Climbing. In order to qualify for Regionals, Divisionals and Nationals your child must be a registered member with USA Climbing at a cost of $95 for the full year. There are two seasons of competitions – American Bouldering Series, which runs from September to March and Sport Climbing Series, which runs from April to June. A list of upcoming competitions in our region can be found at USA Climbing. All Junior Team members are encouraged, but not required, to regularly attend competitions.
Take a few moments to complete our Participant Agreement. All minors must have an agreement signed by a parent or guardian on file with Sportrock in order to participate. Parents, if you plan to stick around for practices, spectators are required to sign an agreement too.
For more information on our Junior Team programs, please email Head Coach Andrew Taggart at [email protected]