Youth Climbing Squad Trials
Calling all keen and dedicated young climbers! We are holding our climbing squad trials for both Crawley and Brighton at our Brighton site and this is the chance for all youth climbers who are serious about the sport to get involved. Spaces are limited and advanced booking is required - it's just £5 per entry.
Being part of our youth squad means being coached by some of our best, highly qualified coaches who can help grow strengths and train you to become the best climber you can possibly be. Our climbing squad compete at regional, national and international level and we are proud to say we have multiple national champions in our team as well as a GB team member!
What does it take to join Squad?
Climbing as a sport is about to explode into the mainstream with it's inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. We've always been passionate about nurturing youth climbers and are psyched to be training potential Olympians! If your child loves Rock Club and wants to take the next step to improve their climbing then Squad is the perfect opportunity for them.
To take part in the trials participants should be aged between 7-17. Ages between 7-10 should be bouldering at around V1-V4 and roped climbing around 5+ and up. Ages 11-17 should be bouldering at V2 and up and roped climbing around 6b and up.
What to expect at the Trials and if your child is successful
At the event climbers will be required to participate in a fun boulder comp, climb a couple of top rope routes and go through some physical screening exercises. The day is not about winners or losers but about trying hard, having fun and interaction with the rest of the climbers!
Squad climbers need to attend 2 instructed sessions at High Sports per week and commit to their own development. They'll need to to attend trials every year to retain their place in Squad.
Benefits of being in Squad
First and foremost becoming a great climber! Also Squad can climb independently at High Sports walls for free and we offer half price 1:1 coaching. Our coaches support our competing Squad members at regional competitions. Squad parents can learn to belay with half price RockStarts so they can bring their child to climb. Plus all gear sold at High Sports is discounted for our Squad members!
Give us a call on 0345 363 1177 to find out more and book your space!