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Skyhook Bouldering Climbing Team

Skyhook Bouldering is elated to offer a youth climbing team. In its early stages, all team members will practice together on a singular team and overtime the team will eventually split into three teams: Recreational Team, Development Team and Competitive Team. Each team will have its own focus program design and goals. In addition to competitions, we will host banquets, parties, team bonding events and other community gathering opportunities to build community amongst athletes, siblings, parents and the like. 

Our climbing team will feature engaging drills, activities and games that grown our athletes as climbers and humans. We will have monthly focuses that drive our practice plans and keep us motivated. 

Climbing Team FAQ and Contact Info

Head Coach

So tell me about the first iteration of the Skyhook Climbing Team!

Upon opening our gym, our team program will look a little different than it will in the future. We plan to start with one cohesive team and eventually expand into two, then three teams as we have the numbers to do so. Eventually we will have a recreational, development and competition team. Our first open tryouts will occur on July 20th, 2024 and practices begin August 5th, 2024.

Refunds, Cancellations and Transfers

Refunds will be handle on a case-by-case basis by our Head Coach and Management team. Any cancellations, changes or freezes must go through the Head Coach via email at kkahl@skyhookfitness.com

 

How does billing work? 

Team is billed as a monthly membership. Comp team athletes commit to an annual membership, whereas recreational and development team athletes can choose Month to Month or an annual commitment.

Next Open Tryouts

July 20th, 2024

What’s the climbing team schedule?

Climbing Team practices take place Mondays and Thursdays beginning August 5th. As the team expands and folks move to different teams, practice days may change. 

 

How does my kid join team?

We will be hosting open tryouts on July 20th, 2024. If this date does not work for you, please reach out to the Head Coach, Kirby at kkahl@skyhookfitness.com to schedule and individual tryout.

Once our program gets going, there will be several ways to join our team program. The first method is coach recommendation. If your child is in youth programs and the coach feels your child would be a great fit for our program, we will send you an email detailing the next steps and help you decide if team is the right fit for your family. If your child is interested in team, chat with your youth program coach. They will either offer ideas on ways to prepare for team or may agree, and in that case, the coach will connect with the Head Coach. We will occasionally hold try-out days where athletes can move teams, join teams, or see if team is a good fit for them. Lastly, if your child already has climbing experience and is interested in joining team, you can email our Head Coach to set up a try-out where your child joins the team practice.

Team Practice Begins

August 5th, 2024

My kid just wants to have fun, not compete. Is this the right space for them?

Absolutely! Only our competitive team is asked to compete. Our other team members are encouraged to compete but never required. Even in our competition team, we aim to build lifelong climbers and happy humans. There are many ways to be a climber, whether climbing indoors, outside, in local comps, or on the USAC track.

 

What should my child bring to practice?

When attending practice, your child will need climbing shoes, chalk if they’d like to use it, a water bottle, snack, and a willingness to try hard and have fun! We will also ask team athletes to wear their team shirt and comfortable clothes that they can move in during practice. 

 

When is the competition climbing season? 

Competition climbing occurs year-round. Our governing body is USA Climbing and climbing team athletes will compete in competitions in the youth and youth recreational series. Older athletes may also compete in the elite series. The youth and rec series have bouldering competitions from Mid-October through Mid-February. Rope competitions take place from March through mid-June. Nationals are usually in July, with a two-month break from competitions during August and September. 

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